No. 12 Longhorns roll to 48-13 win over Rice

Texas cornerback the Longhorns’ D’Shawn Jamison put the the finishing touch on the scoring against Rice when he returned a kickoff 98 yards for the game's final score in the game's final minute (photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

HOUSTON, Texas — The Texas Longhorns' attitude of "no hangover, no letdown and no letup" meant no quarter for Rice Saturday in a battle of former Southwest Conference rivals.

If you expected anything less of the rampaging and talented Longhorns, then you haven’t been paying attention.

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UT quarterback Sam Ehlinger passed for 279 yards and three touchdowns, two to freshman Jake Smith, in less than three quarters of play as No. 12 Texas overwhelmed winless Rice, 48-13, Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The Longhorns (2-1) bounced back in a big way after a seven-point loss at home to then-No. 6 LSU last week, making things look easy in taking a 31-0 lead by halftime and strolling to the finish. Texas now has [habeabk]

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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