2019 Texas Longhorns football team

The 2019 Texas Longhorns football team, known variously as "Texas", "UT", the "Longhorns", or the "Horns”, represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Longhorns played their home games at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. They are a charter member of the Big 12 Conference. They were led by third-year head coach Tom Herman.

2019 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 38–10 vs. Utah
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
APNo. 25
2019 record8–5 (5–4 Big 12)
Head coachTom Herman (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Beck (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorHerb Hand (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTodd Orlando (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorCraig Naivar (1st as co-DC, 3rd overall season)
Base defense3–3-5
Home stadiumDarrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 100,119)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 13 Baylor y   8 1         11 3  
Oklahoma State   5 4         8 5  
Kansas State   5 4         8 5  
Iowa State   5 4         7 6  
No. 25 Texas   5 4         8 5  
West Virginia   3 6         5 7  
TCU   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   2 7         4 8  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 30, Baylor 23 OT
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

PreseasonEdit

Big 12 media pollEdit

The 2019 Big 12 media days were held July 15–16, 2019 in Frisco, Texas. In the Big 12 preseason media poll, Texas was predicted to finish in second in the standings behind Oklahoma.[1]

Big 12 media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 761 (68)
2 Texas 696 (9)
3 Iowa State 589
4 TCU 474
5 Oklahoma State 460
6 Baylor 453
7 Texas Tech 281
8 West Virginia 241
9 Kansas State 191
10 Kansas 89

Preseason All-Big 12 teamsEdit

To be released

Previous seasonEdit

The Longhorns finished the 2018 season 10–4, 7–2 in Big 12 play to finish in second place. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl where they defeated Georgia. It was Texas’ first 10-win season since 2009.

ScheduleEdit

Source:[2]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech*No. 10LHNW 45–1493,418
September 76:30 p.m.No. 6 LSU*No. 9
ABCL 38–4598,763
September 147:00 p.m.at Rice*No. 12CBSSNW 48–1342,417
September 216:30 p.m.Oklahoma StateNo. 12
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
ABCW 36–3096,936
October 52:30 p.m.at West VirginiaNo. 11ABCW 42–3162,069
October 1211:00 a.m.vs. No. 6 OklahomaNo. 11FOXL 27–3492,100
October 196:00 p.m.KansasNo. 15
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
LHNW 50–4897,137
October 262:30 p.m.at TCUNo. 15FOXL 27–3747,660
November 92:30 p.m.No. 16 Kansas State 
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
ESPNW 27–2497,833
November 162:30 p.m.at Iowa StateNo. 19FS1L 21–2358,946
November 232:30 p.m.at No. 14 BaylorFS1L 10–2449,109
November 2911:00 a.m.Texas Tech
FOXW 49–2493,747
December 316:30 p.m.vs. No. 11 Utah*ESPNW 38–1060,147

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Source: [3]

Name Position Alma Mater Joined Staff
Tom Herman Head Coach Cal Lutheran (1997) 2017
Tim Beck Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks UCF (1988) 2017
Stan Drayton Associate Head Coach / Run Game Coordinator Allegheny College (1993) 2017
Oscar Giles Defensive Line Texas (1991) 2017
Herb Hand Co-Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Hamilton College (1990) 2018
Corby Meekins Wide Receivers 2017
Drew Mehringer Pass Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers Rice (2010) 2017
Craig Naivar Co-Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Hardin–Simmons (1994) 2017
Todd Orlando Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Wisconsin (1994) 2017
Derek Warehime Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Tulsa (2006) 2017
Jason Washington Recruiting Coordinator / Cornerbacks Texas State (2002) 2017
Yancy McKnight Head Strength and Conditioning Missouri Southern (2001) 2017

RosterEdit

Source: [4]

2019 Texas Longhorns football

Quarterback

  •  2 Roschon Johnson – Freshman (6'2, 220)
  •  8 Casey Thompson –   Freshman (6'1, 195)
  • 11 Sam EhlingerJunior (6'3, 230)
  • 14 Sam Saxton – Freshman (6'5, 205)
  • 16 Ben Ballard – Freshman (5'11, 195)

Running Back

  • 21 Jordan Whittington – Freshman (6'1, 215)
  • 23 Jarrett Smith –   Freshman (5'7, 200)
  • 24 Derrian Brown – Freshman (5'10, 180)
  • 26 Keaontay Ingram – Sophomore (6'0, 220)
  • 28 Kirk Johnson –   Senior (6'0, 215)
  • 32 Daniel Young – Junior (6'0, 220)
  • 37 Jaren Watkins – Sophomore (5'5, 160)

Wide Receiver

  •  1 John Burt – Senior (6'3, 205)
  •  6 Devin DuvernaySenior (5'11, 210)
  •  9 Collin JohnsonSenior (6'6, 220)
  • 13 Brennan Eagles – Sophomore (6'4, 225)
  • 14 Joshua Moore – Sophomore (6'1, 180)
  • 15 Marcus Washington – Freshman (6'2, 200)
  • 16 Jake Smith – Freshman (6'0, 200)
  • 19 Kartik Akkihal –   Freshman (6'2, 200)
  • 38 Parker Alford – Freshman (5'10, 175)
  • 80 Kai Money –   Freshman (6'0, 165)
  • 83 Al’Vonte Woodard –   Freshman (6'2, 210)
  • 84 Kennedy Lewis – Freshman (6'3, 200)
  • 85 Malcolm Epps –   Freshman (6'6, 245)
  • 86 Jordan Pouncey –   Sophomore (6'2, 205)
  • 88 Kai Jarmon –   Sophomore (6'0, 190)
  • 89 Travis West –   Freshman (6'0, 180)

Tight End

  • 18 Jared Wiley – Freshman (6'7, 255)
  • 42 Nathan Hatter – Freshman (6'2, 260)
  • 80 Cade Brewer – Junior (6'4, 250)
  • 81 Reese Leitao –   Freshman (6'4, 245)
  • 87 Austin Hibbetts –   Sophomore (6'2, 235)
  • 89 Brayden Liebrock – Freshman (6'4, 230)

Kicker/Punter

  •  8 Ryan Bujcevski – P – Sophomore (6'0, 185)
  • 17 Cameron Dicker – K – Sophomore (6'1, 205)
  • 45 Chris Naggar – K –   Junior (6'1, 195)
 

Offensive Line

  • 51 Jakob Sell –   Sophomore (6'3, 305)
  • 52 Samuel Cosmi –   Sophomore (6'7, 300)
  • 55 Willie Tyler – Sophomore (6'7, 340)
  • 56 Zach Shackelford – Senior (6'4, 305)
  • 61 Ishan Rison –   Junior (6'0, 260)
  • 63 Troy Torres –   Freshman (6'0, 305)
  • 64 Michael Balis – Freshman (6'5, 305)
  • 65 Isaiah Hookfin – Freshman (6'5, 305)
  • 66 Chad Wolf – Freshman (6'3, 280)
  • 67 Tope Imade –   Junior (6'5, 350)
  • 68 Derek Kerstetter – Junior (6'5, 300)
  • 70 Christian Jones –   Freshman (6'6, 300)
  • 71 J.P. Urquidez –   Junior (6'7, 300)
  • 72 Tyler Johnson – Freshman (6'6, 315)
  • 73 Parker Braun – Senior (6'3, 300)
  • 74 Rafiti Ghirmai –   Freshman (6'5, 295)
  • 75 Junior Angilau –   Freshman (6'6, 300)
  • 76 Reese Moore –   Freshman (6'7, 295)
  • 77 Javonne Shepherd – Freshman (6'6, 315)
  • 78 Denzel Okafor –   Junior (6'4, 310)
  • 79 Matt Frost –   Freshman (6'4, 265)

Defensive Line

  • 32 Malcolm Roach – Senior (6'3, 290)
  • 36 Jacoby Jones – Junior (6'4, 275)
  • 42 Marquez Bimage – Junior (6'2, 270)
  • 43 Chris Hannon –   Freshman (6'3, 230)
  • 45 Peter Mpagi – Freshman (6'5, 260)
  • 49 Ta’Quon Graham – Junior (6'3, 300)
  • 55 D’Andre Christmas-Giles –   Junior (6'3, 315)
  • 88 Daniel Carson –   Freshman (6'4, 295)
  • 90 Rob Cummins –   Sophomore (6'5, 260)
  • 91 Jamari Chisholm –   Senior (6'5, 300)
  • 92 Myron Warren – Freshman (6'2, 270)
  • 93 T'Vondre Sweat – Freshman (6'4, 320)
  • 94 Gerald Wilbon – Senior (6'3, 325)
  • 96 Tristan Bennett –   Junior (6'3, 240)
  • 97 Patrick Bayouth – Freshman (6'4, 260)
  • 98 Moro Ojomo –   Freshman (6'3, 280)
  • 99 Keondre Coburn –   Freshman (6'2, 340)

Deep Snapper

  • 47 Chandler Kelehan –   Freshman (6'1, 200)
  • 54 Justin Mader – Sophomore (6'2, 235)
 

Linebacker

  •  1 DeGabriel Floyd – Freshman (6'2, 240)
  •  6 Juwan Mitchell – Sophomore (6'1, 240)
  • 13 Marcus Tillman, Jr. – Freshman (6'1, 235)
  • 23 Jeffrey McCulloch – Senior (6'3, 245)
  • 30 Caleb Johnson – Junior (6'0, 235)
  • 33 David Gbenda – Freshman (6'0, 220)
  • 35 Russell Hine –   Sophomore (6'2, 210)
  • 40 Ayodele Adeoye –   Freshman (6'1, 250)
  • 46 Joseph Ossai – Sophomore (6'4, 245)
  • 47 Luke Brockermeyer –   Freshman (6'3, 220)
  • 48 Jake Ehlinger – Freshman (5'11, 225)
  • 50 Byron Vaughns –   Freshman (6'4, 245)
  • 52 Jett Bush – Freshman (6'2, 230)
  • 57 Cort Jaquess –   Sophomore (6'0, 240)

Defensive Back

  •  2 Kenyatta Watson II – Freshman (6'1, 190)
  •  3 Jalen Green – Sophomore (6'1, 185)
  •  4 Anthony Cook – Sophomore (6'1, 190)
  •  5 D’Shawn Jamison – Sophomore (5'10, 190)
  •  7 Caden Sterns – Sophomore (6'1, 205)
  • 11 Chris Adimora – Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 15 Chris Brown – Junior (5'11, 195)
  • 17 Myles Mass – Freshman (5'11, 195)
  • 18 Tremayne Prudhomme –   Freshman (6'1, 190)
  • 19 Brandon JonesSenior (6'0, 205)
  • 21 Turner Symonds –   Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 24 Marques Caldwell – Freshman (6'1, 195)
  • 25 B.J. Foster – Sophomore (6'2, 210)
  • 26 Christian Tschauner – Freshman (5'11, 190)
  • 27 Donovan Duvernay –   Junior (5'9, 195)
  • 28 Mason Ramirez –   Senior (5'10, 210)
  • 29 Josh Thompson – Junior (6'0, 200)
  • 31 Demarvion Overshown – Sophomore (6'4, 210)
  • 37 Doak Wilson – Freshman (6'0, 190)
  • 38 Kobe Boyce – Sophomore (6'1, 180)
  • 39 Montrell Estell – Sophomore (6'1, 205)
  • 41 Hank Coutoumanos –   Junior (6'0, 195)
  • 44 Tyler Owens – Freshman (6'2, 205)

Legend

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

Louisiana TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 0 0 01414
No. 10 Longhorns 7 17 14745

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

  • Date: August 31, 2019
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 93 • Wind: S 3 mph • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 93,418
  • Referee: Cooper Castlebe
  • TV announcers (LHN): Lowell Galindo (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (analyst), Taylor Davis (sideline)
  • Box Score

LSUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–7–1 2003 Texas, 35–20
LSU Tigers at Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Tigers 3 17 32245
No. 9 Longhorns 0 7 141738

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

  • Date: September 7, 2019
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 100 • Wind: S 10–15 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 98,763
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (ABC): Rece Davis (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Maria Taylor (sideline)
  • Box Score

@ RiceEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
72–21–1 2015 Texas, 42–28
Texas Longhorns at Rice Owls
1 2 34Total
No. 12 Longhorns 14 17 71048
Owls 0 0 01313

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Oklahoma StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
24–9 2018 Oklahoma State, 38–35
Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 3 17 3730
No. 12 Longhorns 0 21 7836

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

  • Date: September 21, 2019
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 92 • Wind: SE 15–20 mph • Humidity: 44% • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 96,936
  • Referee: David Alvarez
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Maria Taylor (sideline)
  • Box Score

@ West VirginiaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2018 West Virginia, 42–41
Texas Longhorns at West Virginia Mountaineers
1 2 34Total
No. 11 Longhorns 7 14 02142
Mountaineers 7 7 31431

at Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, West Virginia

  • Date: October 5, 2019
  • Game time: 2:30 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 73 • Wind: ESE 9 mph • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 62,069
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • TV announcers (ABC): Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Todd McShay (analyst), Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Box Score

vs. OklahomaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
62–47–5 2018 Oklahoma, 39–27
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Sooners 7 3 101434
No. 11 Longhorns 0 3 141027

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: October 12, 2019
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 57 • Wind: ENE 8 mph • Humidity: 32% • Weather: Clear skies
  • Game attendance: 92,100
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play by Play), Joel Klatt (analyst), Jenny Taft (sideline)
  • Box Score

KansasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
15–3 2018 Texas, 24–17
Kansas Jayhawks at Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
Jayhawks 3 14 72448
No. 15 Longhorns 14 7 32650

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

  • Date: October 19, 2019
  • Game time: TBA
  • Game weather: Temperature: 92 • Wind: S 5 mph • Humidity: 20% • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 97,137
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton
  • TV announcers (LHN): Lowell Galindo (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (analyst), Taylor Davis (sideline)
  • Box Score

The underdog Kansas Jayhawks stayed with the #15 Texas Longhorns for four quarters of play. In the last minutes, Carter Stanley was succsefful with a 22-yard scoring pass to Stephon Robinson. The following 2-point conversion throw to Daylon Charlot put the Jayhawks ahead by one point. With 1:11 left to play when Texas took over and put together an offensive drive that ended with a game-winning field goal for the Longhorns.[5]

Even with the loss, several of the Kansas players gave great performances: Pooka Williams rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns; quarterback Carter Stanley threw 310 yards and four touchdowns for the Jayhawks. For the Longhorns, Sam Ehlinger rushed for 91 yards and managed 399 yards passing with four touchdowns. When everything was complete, Texas won by a score of 50–48.[5]

@ TCUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
63–25–1 2018 Texas, 31–16
Texas Longhorns at TCU Horned Frogs
1 2 34Total
No. 15 Longhorns 3 14 3727
Horned Frogs 3 10 141037

at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Date: October 26, 2019
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 47,660
  • TV announcers (FOX): Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst), Bruce Feldman (sideline)

Kansas StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10 2018 Texas, 19–14
Kansas State Wildcats at Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
No. 20 Wildcats 14 0 01024
Longhorns 0 7 101027

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

  • Date: November 9, 2019
  • Game time: TBA


In the days leading up to the Kansas State-Texas game, Texas football quarterback Sam Ehlinger was named a semifinalist for the 2019 Wuerffel Trophy.[6] On that same day, the College Football Playoff committee ranked Kansas State at #16 in the first playoff ranking of the season. This was measurably higher than the #20 in the AP Poll and #22 in the USA Today Poll.[7]

The game started with Kansas State taking a 14-point lead in the first quarter and allowed Texas to score a touchdown, making it 14–7 at halftime. Texas took the lead in the third quarter with ten more points to put it at 14–17. Each team added 10 more points in the fourth quarter to make the final score a Texas win 27–24, punctuated with a 26 yard game-winning field goal by the Longhorn's Cameron Dicker just as the clock ran out.[8]

@ Iowa StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–2 2018 Texas, 24–10
Texas Longhorns at Iowa State Cyclones
1 2 34Total
No. 19 Longhorns 0 7 01421
Cyclones 7 3 10323

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa

  • Date: November 16, 2019
  • Game time: TBA

@ BaylorEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
77–26–5 2018 Texas, 23–17
Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears
1 2 34Total
Longhorns 0 3 0710
No. 14 Bears 0 7 14324

at McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas

  • Date: November 23, 2019
  • Game time: TBA

Texas TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
51–17 2018 Texas, 41–34
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
Red Raiders 14 7 3024
Longhorns 6 22 14749

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

vs. Utah (Alamo Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1982 Texas, 21–12
Texas Longhorns vs. Utah Utes (Alamo Bowl)
1 2 34Total
Longhorns 3 7 141438
No. 11 Utes 0 0 3710

at Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

RankingsEdit

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 10 9 12 12 11 11 11 15 15 RV RV 22 RV NR NR NR 25 
Coaches 10 9 13 13 12 12 11 15 15 24 RV 23 NR NR NR NR RV 
CFP Not released NR 19 NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sooners Picked First in Media Preseason Poll". big12sports.com. Big 12 Conference. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  2. ^ https://texassports.com/schedule.aspx?path=football
  3. ^ "Football Coaches". University of Texas Athletics. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Football Roster". University of Texas Athletics. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "No. 15 Texas beats Kansas 50–48 on last-second FG". ESPN. October 19, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Dukes, Chris (November 5, 2019). "Texas Football: Sam Ehlinger Named a Wuerfel Semifinalist". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  7. ^ Robinett, Kellis (November 5, 2019). "College Football Playoff committee takes notice of K-State in opening rankings". Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Dicker FG sends Texas over No. 20 Kansas State 27–24". CBS News. November 9, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.