Horns look to ‘different’ challenge against BYU

Kyle Van Noy sacks the Utah quarterback.
Senior Kyle Van Noy had 13 sacks for the Cougars last season (Photo: Courtesy Jake Wilke/BYU).


By Steve Habel

Horns Illustrated Associate Editor

The days following Texas’s season-opening 56-7 win against outmanned and overmatched New Mexico State have been spent lamenting how the Horns could have beaten the Aggies even worse and how UT’s slow start will be indicative – or not – of the team we will see the next 12 games.

The bottom line is that, yes, Texas could have blown out NM State earlier by making fewer mistakes.

It’s also true that no matter how impressive the Horns played once they got rolling,  

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Steve Habel

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 .