The Houston Cougars had their moment in the sun last week when they beat the West Virginia Mountaineers – Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen’s previous gig – in the final seconds, embarrassing West Virginia as their quarterback attempted to wave off the Houston crowd. Now, Houston faces another steep challenge in the Texas Longhorns.
Holgorsen recognizes as much, according to Inside Texas.
“They’re good everywhere. They’re big everywhere. They’re talented everywhere,” Holgorsen said, per Inside Texas. “They’re very deep…so we’ll be excited about playing this game. We haven’t played them in 20 years and our fanbase is obviously gonna be excited. It’s going to be sold-out. We haven’t had a sellout here in a long time. Just a quality opponent coming in. They’re good everywhere. I mean everywhere. They’re good on all three sides. It’s far and away our biggest challenge yet this year.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Horns created new energy in bye week
Austin American-Statesman: After a week away, No. 8 Texas ready to roll during Houston reunion
247Sports: Texas Football Notebook: Steve Sarkisian’s findings on red-zone woes, Jonathon Brooks’ big weekend and more
247Sports: Morning Brew: Next up for the Texas defense is an old friend in Houston QB Donovan Smith
247Sports: What can ‘Red’ do for you?: Three Deebo-inspired ways Texas can utilize Savion Red’s versatility
Inside Texas: The second half of the college football season is one big playoff tournament
Inside Texas: Jonathon Brooks, halfway through a standout season, has his high school jersey number retired during the bye week
Inside Texas: Can Texas win out in 2023?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: VIP intel on latest Texas WR, OL recruiting developments
247Sports: Top247 WR Andrew Marsh talks Texas, relationship with Chris Jackson
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns Recruiting Intel: Latest from new 2026 offers
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns defensive recruiting board in focus
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Inside Texas: Three things to know from Sark: Houston, how the bye week was spent, Murphy and Manning notes
Inside Texas: Houston Cougar Defense: Bleeding money
Our Daily Bears: Baylor MBB No. 20 in Preseason AP Poll
Frogs O’ War: MMQB: Are we back?
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Three Things We Learned: Cincinnati
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- It’s a good day to be a Longhorn.