Roll on ’18-Wheeler,’ roll on: Texas runs past Kansas State, 23-9


By Steve Habel/Correspondent

AUSTIN, Texas — There was a time before the 2014 season that Texas coach Charlie Strong considered moving 6-foot-4, 244-pound quarterback Tyrone Swoopes to tight end to take advantage of his soft hands, his size and powerful running ability. Instead, Swoopes started the final 12 games at quarterback for the Longhorns last season and the first contest of 2015 before being relegated to a backup roll.

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In three of the past four games, the latest being UT's take-it-as-it-comes 23-9 win against Kansas State in the pouring rain Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Swoopes has come up big in a new package that allows him to make things happen in short-yardage situations.

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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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