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Stampede: Texas ground attack overwhelms San Jose State, UT garners first win of Herman era

The Texas football team hammered visiting San Jose State, 56-0, to give first-year head coach Tom Herman his first victory as the Longhorns' head coach (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Now this is more like it.

There’s nothing like a blowout win over an overmatched opponent to rekindle hope, and Texas’ 56-0 victory Saturday over San Jose State before a sun-splashed crowd of 88,117 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium felt like more than just a token beatdown.

Instead, it felt like an awakening of sorts, just a week later than the Longhorns, their alpha male coach Tom Herman and the fans expected.

This win also acted as a rebooting

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .