02 Oct

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Texas football, surprisingly, is being carried by its defense

Defensive tackle Poona Ford and the rest of the defense have proven to be a stabilizing force for the 2-2 Texas football team (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — A third of the way into the 2017 season, the Texas football team has become a defensive force, a situation no one could have predicted after the Longhorns returned basically the same defensive players who suffered through, statistically, the worst two years in the program’s history.

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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 .