No. 11 Texas shrugs off mid-game doldrums, roars past UTEP 41-7

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Running back Chris Warren III led the Texas ground game with 95 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Longhorns cruised past UTEP, 42-7, in their second victory in as many games (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
Running back Chris Warren III led the Texas ground game with 95 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Longhorns cruised past UTEP, 41-7, in their second victory in as many games (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — It might have been expected that the Texas Longhorns would experience a bit of a letdown Saturday against UTEP after its huge win over Notre Dame just six days ago.

And there’s no doubt that the 11th-ranked Longhorns were handicapped with injuries that kept three of their starting offensive linemen (and five who are in the two-deep rotation), as well as their top ground-gainer from last year and last week, on the sidelines.

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Given those parameters, UT's 41-7 win over a much-improved Miners team before a crowd of 92,863 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium was solid, if not spectacular.

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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 .

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