Five Questions – Rice | Horns Illustrated

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In the years to come, folks will likely remember Texas’ 42-28 victory over Rice Saturday as the coming-out party for quarterback Jerrod Heard, who earned his first college start.

But the real stars of the Longhorns’ home-opener win was the special teams — namely the punt return unit — and the defense that forced five turnovers to help thwart the Owls. With the team coming together, Texas escaped with its first win of the season, before 86,458 fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

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