Texas (4-2 overall, 3-0 in the Big 12) has reached its halfway point of the season, and American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden weigh in on all things Longhorns:
1. Who is this team’s first-half MVP?
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BOHLS, GOLDEN CHAT
Join columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden at 11 a.m. Wednesday for their weekly live chat at statesman.com/bevobeat.
How Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden are picking Texas to finish up this year:
Bohls: 8-4, Alamo Bowl.
Golden: 9-3, Cotton Bowl.
HORNS: THE BIG PICTURE
How does Texas compare?
Where the Longhorns rank in the Big 12 and nationally in various categories after six games. Parentheses show last week’s rankings:
Rush offense;3rd (3);37th (48)
Pass offense;4th (4);51st (42)
Pass efficiency;4th (7);55th (61)
Total offense;3rd (3);40th (39)
Scoring;4th (4);47th (47)
Rush defense;10th (10);114th (117)
Pass defense;3rd (4);30th (49)
Total defense;8th (10);92nd (108)
Sacks;5th (T-4);T-32nd (T-46)
Turnover margin;3rd (T-2);19th (T-12)
The season, so far
Texas 56, New Mexico St. 7: David Ash, Daje Johnson lead a record-breaking offensive night.
BYU 40, Texas 21: Horns implode defensively and see Ash, Johnson get injured.
Ole Miss 44, Texas 23: No Ash, little defense and a second-half implosion against the ranked Rebels.
Texas 31, Kansas St. 21: Johnathan Gray and the defense lead Horns to Big 12-opening W.
Texas 31, Iowa St. 30: A controversial ending, but Horn rally late to survive Ames road trip.
Texas 36, Oklahoma 20: Horns dominate Sooners in every phase, move to 3-0 in the Big 12.
2013 vs. 2012, 2011
How the Longhorns (4-2) compare statistically with the 2012 and 2011 teams’ averages and totals after six games (* average per game):