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Freshman wide receiver John Burt catches a pass against Notre Dame in Texas' 3-38 season opening loss (Photo: Don Bender).

Freshman wide receiver John Burt catches a pass against Notre Dame in Texas' 3-38 season opening loss (Photo: Don Bender).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

Notre Dame takes apart overmatched Longhorns

NOTRE DAME, Indiana – The only good thing about young and inexperienced football players is that they eventually get older and learn from their mistakes. That will have to be the future on which Texas hangs its hat after it was dismantled and dominated in every phase of the game in a 38-3 loss to 11th-ranked Notre Dame Saturday that was even more lopsided that the score indicates.(Continue reading below...)

 

(...Continued from above.) It was the first season-opening loss for Texas since a 23-20 defeat against North Carolina State in 1999. The defeat was the second-most lopsided loss in a season-opener in school history and its worst since 1988. 

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 .