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Horns Get Stingy On Defense, Rout North Texas In Season Opener

SACKED. Texas defenders DeMarco Cobbs and Mykkele Thompson sack North Texas quarterback Andrew McNulty (Photo: Don Bender).

SACKED. Texas defenders DeMarco Cobbs and Mykkele Thompson sack North Texas quarterback Andrew McNulty (Photo: Don Bender).

By Steve Habel/Associate Editor

AUSTIN -- The brisk warm breeze felt in Austin and across the Lone Star State on Saturday evening might have been a collective exhale from the Longhorn faithful as Texas easily beat North Texas 38-7 before a crowd of 93,201 fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

With the win, the Charlie Strong era on the 40 Acres began


Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .