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2013 Texas Longhorns football team

The 2013 Texas Longhorns football team (variously "Texas," "UT," the "Longhorns," or the "Horns") represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season, as a member of the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns were led by 16th-year head coach Mack Brown and played their home games at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR). The team was also coached by offensive coordinators Major Applewhite and Darrell Wyatt, as well as defensive coordinator Greg Robinson; Manny Diaz was defensive coordinator to begin the season but was fired following the team's second game against Brigham Young (BYU).

2013 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Alamo Bowl vs. #10 Oregon, L 7–30
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2013 record8–5 (7–2 Big 12)
Head coachMack Brown (16th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorMajor Applewhite (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDarrell Wyatt (1st as coordinator; 3rd overall season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorGreg Robinson (1st year of 2nd stint, 2nd overall season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumDarrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 100,119)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 13 Baylor $   8 1         11 2  
No. 6 Oklahoma %   7 2         11 2  
No. 17 Oklahoma State   7 2         10 3  
Texas   7 2         8 5  
Kansas State   5 4         8 5  
Texas Tech   4 5         8 5  
TCU   2 7         4 8  
West Virginia   2 7         4 8  
Iowa State   2 7         3 9  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The season began with a win at home against New Mexico State on August 31. However, this was followed by back-to-back losses against out-of-conference opponents; as such Texas' off-conference record was 1–2. Texas later won their conference opener against Kansas State, resulting in the Longhorns' first win against the Wildcats since 2003. Texas would later go on to attain a five-game winning streak, including a win against No. 10 Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry.[nb 1] The Texas Longhorns ended the season with an 8–4 overall win-loss record and a 7–2 conference record. Despite entering the season ranked No. 15, the Longhorns dropped out of the Coaches' and AP Polls.

The season ended with a 30–7 loss to Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.[1] This was the final game that Mack Brown would coach the Longhorns, as he announced that he would resign from his position following the bowl game on December 2013.[2]

Contents

PreseasonEdit

Spring gameEdit

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard OG Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Chevoski Collins
WR
Livingston, Texas Livingston H.S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 4.5 Oct 8, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Antwuan Davis
CB
Bastrop, Texas Bastrop H.S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 4.4 May 4, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Deoundrei Davis
OLB
Cypress, Texas Cypress Woods High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Feb 26, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Rami Hammad
OG
Irving, Texas Irving H.S. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 315 lb (143 kg) 5.5 Jan 23, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Desmond Harrison
OT
San Pablo, California Contra Costa College 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 312 lb (142 kg) Jan 21, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Naashon Hughes
OLB
Killeen, Texas Harker Heights H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Feb 28, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 23   Rivals: 24  ESPN: 16
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Texas Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  • "2013 Texas Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 1, 2013.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.New Mexico State*No. 15LHNW 56–799,623
September 76:00 p.m.at BYU*No. 15ESPN2/LHNL 21–4063,197
September 147:00 p.m.No. 25 Ole Miss*
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
LHNL 23–44101,474
September 217:00 p.m.Kansas State
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
ABCW 31–2195,248
October 36:30 p.m.at Iowa StateESPNW 31–3052,762
October 1211:00 a.m.vs. No. 12 OklahomaABCW 36–2092,500
October 266:30 p.m.at TCUFS1/FS2/FSSWAW 30–748,212
November 22:30 p.m.Kansas
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
JayhawkTV/LHNW 35–1397,105
November 96:00 p.m.at West VirginiaFOXW 47–40 OT58,570
November 162:30 p.m.No. 15 Oklahoma StateNo. 24
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
FOXL 13–3899,739
November 286:30 p.m.Texas Tech 
FS1W 41–16100,668
December 72:30 p.m.at No. 9 BaylorNo. 23FOXL 10–3051,728
December 305:45 p.m.vs. No. 10 Oregon*ESPNL 7–3065,918
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

Depth chartEdit

Texas depth chart as of the team's first game against New Mexico State.[3]

Game summariesEdit

New Mexico StateEdit

New Mexico State at #15 Texas
1 234Total
Aggies 0 700 7
• #15 Longhorns 0 142121 56
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
4–0 2003 #4 Texas, 66–7 [4][5]

Prior to the game, sports betting oddsmakers favored Texas to win by 42 points, with an over-under of approximately 58 points.[6] The game was sponsored by Southwest Airlines and showcased the Longhorns Alumni Band and members of the 1963 Texas Longhorns football team.[7]

The Texas Longhorns began the game by kicking the ball off to New Mexico State.[8] Throughout the first quarter, both teams were held scoreless by the opposing defense.[9] The Aggies had four drives in the first quarter, with two ending on punts, one on a turnover on downs, and the final drive ending on a fumble. The Longhorns' first three drive ended on a fumble, turnover on downs, and a punt, respectively.[10] In the second quarter, Texas quarterback David Ash threw two interceptions; on the second turnover New Mexico State was able to drive downfield to achieve the first score of the game on an 11-yard pass.[8] After these two turnovers, however, David Ash would throw two touchdown passes in excess of 50 yards, and as such the score at the end of the first half was 14–7, with Texas leading.[9]

In the third quarter, Texas scored on three consecutive touchdowns to begin the second half, including a 74-yard pass from David Ash to Malcolm Brown.[9] The final two Longhorns drives in the third quarter ended in punts. New Mexico State began to third quarter with a drive ending in an interception; the four subsequent drives ended on punts. All Texas drives in the fourth quarter ended in touchdowns, while the Aggies were held scoreless.[10] The game ended with Texas winning 56–7,[9] exceeding the point spread and over-under set by oddsmakers prior to the game.[6]

Despite being held scoreless until the final two minutes of the second quarter,[9] the Longhorns' offense broke several records. The offense recorded 715 yards of total offense, breaking a 1998 school record for most offensive output in a single game. The offensive output also was the first game in which Texas recorded at least 700 yards of total offense. In addition, the 359 yards of passing and 356 yards of rushing marked only the fourth time in school history in which at least 300 yards were recorded for both passing and rushing in a single game. Four of Texas' touchdowns were scored on plays in excess of 50 yards, tying a Mack Brown record for most touchdown plays of such length in a single game. Of the 715 yards of total offense, 434 were at least partially attributable to quarterback David Ash, the most ever from a player in a season opener and sixth all-time.[11]


BYUEdit

#16 Texas at BYU
1 234Total
#16 Longhorns 7 770 21
• Cougars 10 17130 40
Sources:[12]
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
1–2 2011 #21 Texas, 17–16 [4][13]

Heading into the game sports oddsmakers favored Texas to win by seven points, with an over-under of approximately 57, denoting a projected score of around 32 to 25, with Texas winning.[14]


Ole MissEdit

#25 Ole Miss at Texas
1 234Total
• #25 Rebels 14 3207 44
Longhorns 7 1600 23
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
6–1 2012 #12 Texas, 66–31 [4]

Kansas StateEdit

Kansas State at Texas
1 234Total
Wildcats 0 7014 21
• Longhorns 10 777 31
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
5–8 2012 Kansas State, 42–24 [4]

Iowa StateEdit

Texas at Iowa State
1 234Total
Longhorns 10 777 31
Cyclones 0 13710 30
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
9–1 2012 #17 Texas, 33–7 [4][15]

OklahomaEdit

Texas vs. #10 Oklahoma
1 234Total
#10 Sooners 3 737 20
• Longhorns 10 13130 36
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
59–43–5 2012 #10 Oklahoma, 63–21 [4]

TCUEdit

Texas at TCU
1 234Total
• Longhorns 10 1073 30
Horned Frogs 7 000 7
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
61–21–1 2012 TCU , 20–13 [4]

KansasEdit

Kansas at Texas
1 234Total
Jayhawks 0 337 13
• Longhorns 0 14147 35
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
10–2 2012 #23 Texas, 21–17 [4]

West VirginiaEdit

Texas at West Virginia
1 234OTTotal
• Longhorns 3 1017107 47
Mountaineers 9 107140 40
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
0–2 2012 #7 West Virginia, 48–45 [4]

Oklahoma StateEdit

#12 Oklahoma State at #24 Texas
1 234Total
• Cowboys 7 21100 38
Longhorns 3 730 13
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
23–4 2012 #10 Texas, 41–36 [4]

Texas TechEdit

Texas Tech at Texas
1 234Total
Red Raiders 7 306 16
• Longhorns 10 10714 41
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
46–15 2012 #22 Texas, 31–22 [4][16]

BaylorEdit

#24 Texas at #9 Baylor
1 234Total
Longhorns 0 307 10
• Bears 3 01710 30
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
74–25–4 2012 Texas, 56–50 [4]

OregonEdit

#10 Oregon vs. Texas
1 234Total
• Ducks 10 1037 30
Longhorns 7 000 7
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner Sources
4–1 2000 #8 Oregon 35–30 [4][17]

RankingsEdit

On August 2, 2013, the USA Today Preseason Coaches' Poll was released,[18] followed by the Associated Press College Poll on August 17.[19] Both polls placed Texas at No. 15,[18][19] making it the second consecutive year that both polls placed Texas at that ranking.

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 15 15 RV NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 23 RV RV 23 RV NR 
Coaches 15 16 RV NR RV NR NR RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV 24 RV RV 
Harris Not released RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV 24 RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR 24 NR NR 25 NR Not released

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All rankings are based on the Coaches' Poll unless otherwise noted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tijerina, Richard (December 30, 2013). "Oregon Cruises Past Texas in Mack's Swansong, 30–7". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on December 31, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Davis, Brian (December 14, 2013). "Texas' Mack Brown Resigns After 16 Seasons as Longhorns Head Coach". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c University of Texas Athletics. "2013 Texas Longhorns Depth Chart (vs. New Mexico State)" (PDF). Austin, Texas: University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "All-Time Records vs. Opponents". University of Texas at Austin Athletics. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "No. 5 Texas 66, New Mexico State 7". University of Texas at Austin Athletics. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Week 1". ESPN. Archived from the original on August 29, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  7. ^ "2013 Football Schedule". The University of Texas at Austin Athletics. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "New Mexico State vs. Texas – Play-by-Play". ESPN. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d e "New Mexico State vs. Texas – Box Score". ESPN. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "New Mexico State vs. Texas – Drives". ESPN. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  11. ^ "New Mexico State Notes". University of Texas at Austin Athletics. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  12. ^ "Texas Longhorns at BYU Cougars (September 7, 2013)". Statbroadcast.com. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "No. 24/21 Longhorns hold on for 17–16 victory over BYU". University of Texas at Austin Athletics. September 10, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  14. ^ "Week 2". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  15. ^ "No. 19/17 Football defeats Iowa State, 33–7". University of Texas at Austin Athletics. November 10, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  16. ^ "No. 22 Texas defeats No. 20/20 Texas Tech, 31–22". University of Texas at Austin Athletics. November 3, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  17. ^ DeLassus, David. "Texas vs Oregon". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  18. ^ a b "USA Today NCAAF Coaches' Poll". USA Today. Gannett, Inc. August 2, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  19. ^ a b Uthman, Daniel (August 17, 2013). "Alabama Gets All but Two First-Place Votes in AP Poll". USA Today. Retrieved August 17, 2013.