10 Sep



Stampede: Texas ground attack overwhelms San Jose State, UT garners first win of Herman era

The Texas football team hammered visiting San Jose State, 56-0, to give first-year head coach Tom Herman his first victory as the Longhorns' head coach (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Now this is more like it.

There’s nothing like a blowout win over an overmatched opponent to rekindle hope, and Texas’ 56-0 victory Saturday over San Jose State before a sun-splashed crowd of 88,117 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium felt like more than just a token beatdown.

Instead, it felt like an awakening of sorts, just a week later than the Longhorns, their alpha male coach Tom Herman and the fans expected.

This win also acted as a rebooting

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 .