Monday, October 31, 2011


From the AP via ESPN:

Freshmen run for 4 TDs while Texas' defense holds Kansas to 46 yards

Freshman tailbacks Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron racked up 255 yards rushing and four touchdowns as Texas (No. 24 BCS) ended a five-game home losing streak in the Big 12 with a 43-0 romp over Kansas on Saturday night.

"We got back on track ... It's been a while since we were singing in the locker room," Texas senior safety Blake Gideon said. "That was huge. There's a certain amount of pride in that, in protecting your home stadium."

Texas rushed for 441 yards as a team against the worst defense in the country. Brown reached the 100-yard mark by halftime and his 635 yards this season already are the most by a Texas player since 2007.

Freshman quarterback David Ash got his second consecutive start for Texas (5-2, 2-2 Big 12), which ended a two-game losing skid and got its first home Big 12 win since beating Kansas on Nov. 21, 2009.

More here.

Is it just me, or is the Longhorn Network, which I don't have, and I don't even know anybody who has it, really frustrating? Well, it frustrates me, at least. So yet another Longhorn game I didn't get to see but could have if it was on ESPN or ABC or whatever, you know, a normal channel. It would have been nice to watch the thrashing, after the last two frustrating weeks against schools from Oklahoma.

At any rate, as all the sports analysts are observing, beating KU really means nothing. I mean, sure, it's a Big 12 win, and that's something, at least, but the win doesn't really tell us much about how Texas has bounced back from losses against elite teams. And the rest of the schedule, excluding all Baptist schools from Waco, could prove to be pretty tough. We've got Tech next weekend, and even though they're uneven this year, they did, after all, knock off the Sooners, in Norman, something we couldn't do in neutral Dallas. Then we've got another refugee headed to the SEC, Mizzou, who just knocked off the #16 Aggies, in College Station of all places. K State just lost to OU, but they're definitely a threat, and then Texas A&M, at Kyle Field. This could be a great run, or it could be almost as big of a disaster as last season.

I guess we'll see.

Texas running back Malcolm Brown (28) breaks the tackle of Kansas safety
Keeston Terry (9) to score a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA
college football game, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Austin, Texas.
(AP Photo/Michael Thomas)