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Longhorns Football | Five Questions Texas Tech

Malcolm Brown scores one of the two touchdowns he had against Texas Tech. He rushed for 116 yards  in the game (Photo: Tony Calvo).

Malcolm Brown scores one of the two touchdowns he had against Texas Tech. He rushed for 116 yards in the game (Photo: Tony Calvo).

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Reaching this point took a while and it came against an opponent known for its finesse rather than its strength.

The Texas football team finally showed its physical chops and became the presence it has strived to be since day one of the Charlie Strong era. The Longhorns beat and beat up Texas Tech 34-13 before a capacity crowd of 60,961 at windswept Jones AT&T Stadium on Nov. 1. With the victory, Texas established a template for success, both for the rest of this season and for those in the future.

Texas dominated in the trenches, especially in the second half when it

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