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Longhorns Daily News: Texas’ Jonathon Brooks named among college football’s top RBs ahead of Oklahoma showdown

Plus: Texas volleyball beats Kansas

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For Texas Longhorns fans, hearing the name Jonathon Brooks is a shot of dopamine in its own. The rest of the college football universe is also picking up to the breakout season the redshirt sophomore currently has underway. On3 even named Brooks one of the sport’s top running backs ahead of Texas’ annual Red River Rivalry with the Oklahoma Sooners in Week 6.

From On3: “... Brooks is something of a changeup to the fastball for Texas that is Quinn Ewers in the quick passing game with the cadre of elite receivers. And Brooks has been more than adequate stepping in as the primary back. He had probably the best game of his college career in Week 5. Brooks carried 21 times for 218 yards and two touchdowns and added one catch for 23 yards.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: You’re going to hate this, but Texas respects OU. No, really.

Austin American-Statesman: 5 things to know about Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers

Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Can No. 3 Longhorns top Oklahoma, take control of Big 12?

247Sports: The Insider: Everything you need to know heading into Texas-OU on Saturday

247Sports: Morning Brew: Jonathon Brooks and Texas’ offensive line have chemistry that could pay dividends against OU

Inside Texas: No. 3 Texas’s depth has allowed its defense to stay fresh ahead of dustup with No. 12 Oklahoma

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RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Texas-Oklahoma recruiting battles ahead of Red River Shootout

247Sports: Where Texas commits are playing this week

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Austin American-Statesman: Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma to give Texas DBs their toughest test

Dallas Morning News: With planned $140 million Cotton Bowl renovation, is Texas-OU contract extension looming?

Dallas Morning News: Baker Mayfield, Vince Young return to Dallas for Oklahoma vs. Texas in Red River Rivalry

247Sports: Horns247 Staff Predictions: No. 3 Texas vs. No. 12 Oklahoma

Inside Texas: Red River Roundtable: Texas vs. Oklahoma predictions, keys to the game, players to watch, and more

Inside Texas: Behind Enemy Lines: Looking at Texas vs. Oklahoma with SoonerScoop’s Bob Przybylo

Inside Texas: Brent Venables vs. Steve Sarkisian

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Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2023 Iowa State Football Preview: TCU

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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND

  • Texas volleyball beat the Kansas Jayhawks last night. They’ll return to the court to face the Jayhawks this evening at 7pm Central.
  • Texas women’s basketball is No. 1 in the preseason poll.