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McCoy Sharp as Texas Blows Out FAU
InsideTexas.com
The Texas Longhorns blew past the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday with a 52-10 win in the season-opener in a game in which quarterback Colt McCoy ran for over 100 yards and threw for another 222.

Questions answered? Some, but not all
InsideTexas.com
Texas entered the football season with more questions than answers. And after a 52-10 win Saturday night over Florida Atlantic, many of those questions remain unanswered.

Game Observations
InsideTexas.com
McCoy running wild, a jumbo package that's exactly that (JUMBO), a proverbial return of David Thomas and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from Texas' season-opening win over Florida Atlantic.

Lamarr Houston Arrested for DWI
InsideTexas.com
Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston was arrested late Saturday night for driving while intoxicated after being involved in a minor car accident and failing a field sobriety test, according to police reports. Because of the arrest, Texas head coach Mack Brown announced on Sunday that Houston will not join the team in El Paso when the Horns travel to play UTEP next Saturday.

McCoy masterful as Texas routs Florida Atlantic 52-10
Austin American-Statesman
Colt McCoy came up limping early in the fourth quarter, although it turned out to be only a cramp. Coincidentally, it came on the running play that put him over 100 yards. Rather than leave the game for his safety's sake, McCoy took one more snap from center to lead the Longhorns on their seventh scoring drive of a 52-10 victory over Florida Atlantic, the defending champion of the Sun Belt Conference.

Offense starts a lot like they finished a year ago
Austin American-Statesman
The goal for Saturday's opener against Florida Atlantic was for the Texas offense to resemble the same balanced, creative unit that took the field to end the 2007 season at the Holiday Bowl. After a 52-10 thrashing of the Owls, there's an argument that suggests the 11th-ranked Longhorns, at a minimum, exceeded their goal. And they'll want to better the FAU production in Saturday's road game against Texas-El Paso.

Longhorn starting defensive tackle accused of drunken driving
Austin American-Statesman
University of Texas starting defensive tackle Lamarr Houston was arrested and charged with drunken driving early Sunday morning after a traffic accident, police said. He was released later in the day.

Three questions for the Longhorn football team this week ...
Austin American-Statesman
Three questions heading into Week 2

Texas Longhorns take care of business in opener
Dallas Morning News
Colt McCoy passed the toughness test. So did his Texas teammates, in a 52-10 win Saturday over Florida Atlantic.

UT gives up yards, but not much else
San Antonio Express-News
The writing for this one was on the wall as soon as Duane Akina grabbed his radio headset, yanked it from his head and slammed it around his lower thigh. That couldn't have felt good, and neither could the tongue-lashing the Texas secondary coach unleashed on his defensive backs. The Longhorns had just given up a 20-yard touchdown through the air to allow Florida Atlantic to siphon some momentum in the minutes before halftime Saturday.

Texas toughened under Anti-Dude
San Antonio Express-News
They retired Vince Young's number at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, and when the ceremony was over, the largest crowd ever to watch a football game in Texas was asked to turn its attention to the largest high-definition screen in the Western hemisphere. There, in vibrant, enormous color, UT celebrity fan Matthew McConaughey stood smiling next to a school of fish in a promotion for his new "Surfer, Dude" movie. The announcer called it "another Dude moment." This is part of what Howard Schnellenberger was talking about when he suggested the Longhorns are more style than substance, and he's not the first person to question whether Mack Brown's team is a little too Hollywood cool and not enough country strong. Schnellenberger didn't exactly prove his point Saturday night, as his overmatched Florida Atlantic team lost 52-10 to a team he'd accused of being "very polished" but "not tough."

FAU gets schooled by Texas
Palm Beach Post
Before its game at No. 11 Texas on Saturday, Florida Atlantic thought it might be entering a new era of competing with traditional powers. Instead the Owls learned they have a long way to go before they belong on the same field as teams like the Longhorns. A day after FAU was manhandled by No. 11 Texas 52-10, the Owls began the all too familiar process of putting a blowout loss behind them.

What Houston's arrest means for Texas
ESPN.com
Mack Brown will have a difficult decision deciding what kind of punishment to hand out after starting DT Lamarr Houston's arrest early Sunday morning.

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