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Texas Longhorns vs North Texas Mean Green - Postgame Thread

The Longhorns walk away from DKR with a workmanlike 38-7 win over North Texas to kickoff the Charlie Strong era.

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The Texas Longhorns cruised to a 38-7 win over the North Texas Mean Green to kick off the Charlie Strong era on the Forty Acres. The defense was lights out, giving up only 95 yards on 59 plays, with dominating performances coming in particular from Quandre Diggs, Jordan Hicks and Hasaan Ridgeway, who showed some of the flashes which the Texas coaching staff hope will turn into his emergence this season. The secondary was lights out, intercepting four passes (including one returned for a TD by DeMarco Cobbs in the 4th to cap the evening), and doing a great job in coverage to complement the consistent, solid push from a salty defensive line throughout.

The Longhorns offense was functional, and performed at a decent level of execution for an opener. David Ash threw for 190 yards and touchdown, while John Gray and Malcolm Brown ran the ball well, especially downhill. Senior wideout John Harris was a standout, putting up numbers against the Mean Green that eclipsed his 2014 stats in one evening, catching 7 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. A positive sign for a guy that's been underwhelming overall prior to 2014.

An apparent upper ankle sprain suffered by Senior center Dominic Espinosa in the 3rd quarter is concerning, especially given the shaky play of his replacement, Jake Raulerson. The severity of Espinosa's injury is yet to be determined.

In short, a workmanlike win for the Horns in Week 1. Texas faces dynamic QB Taysom Hill and BYU in Week 2 on September 6th in Austin.

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