2014 Texas Longhorns football team

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2014 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Texas Bowl vs. Arkansas, L 7–31
Conference Big 12 Conference
2014 record 6–7 (5–4 Big 12)
Head coach Charlie Strong (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Joe Wickline (1st season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford (1st season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 100,119)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 Baylor +   8 1         11 2  
No. 3 TCU +   8 1         12 1  
No. 18 Kansas State   7 2         9 4  
Oklahoma   5 4         8 5  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Texas   5 4         6 7  
Oklahoma State   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   2 7         4 8  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Iowa State   0 9         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Texas Longhorns football team (variously "Texas," "UT," the "Longhorns," or the "Horns") was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at Austin as a member of the Big 12 Conference in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Texas was led by first-year head coach Charlie Strong. The team played their home games at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. They finished the season 6–7, 5–4 in Big 12 play to finish in a three way tie for fourth place. They were invited to the Texas Bowl where they lost to Arkansas.

Preseason[edit]

Spring game[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Position key[edit]

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

Recruits[edit]

Schedule[edit]

In 2014, Texas played three non-conference games and nine games against teams from the Big 12 during the regular season. Of these twelve games, six will be played at home, four will be away games, and two will be played at neutral sites, including the Red River Showdown against Oklahoma,[1] which is traditionally and annually played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.[2] The other game to be played at a neutral site is against UCLA, which took place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 13. Two of Texas' games were broadcast on the university's Longhorn Network – games against North Texas and Iowa State.[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 p.m. North Texas* Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX LHN W 38–7   93,201
September 6 6:30 p.m. BYU* Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX FS1 L 7–41   93,463
September 13 7:00 p.m. vs. No. 12 UCLA* AT&T StadiumArlington, TX FOX L 17–20   60,479
September 27 3:00 p.m. at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FS1 W 23–0   36,904
October 4 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Baylor Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC L 7–28   93,727
October 11 11:00 a.m. vs. No. 11 Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Showdown) ABC L 26–31   92,100
October 18 7:00 p.m. Iowa State Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX LHN W 48–45   92,017
October 25 11:00 a.m. at No. 11 Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS ESPN L 0–23   52,879
November 1 6:30 p.m. at Texas Tech Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX (Chancellor's Spurs) FS1 W 34–13   60,961
November 8 2:30 p.m. No. 24 West Virginia Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX FS1 W 33–16   95,714
November 15 6:30 p.m. at Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK FOX W 28–7   52,495
November 27 6:30 p.m. No. 5 TCUdagger Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX FS1 L 10–48   96,496
December 29 8:00 p.m. vs. Arkansas* NRG StadiumHouston, TX (Texas Bowl, Rivalry) ESPN L 7–31   71,115
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Texas
Charlie Strong Head coach 1st
Shawn Watson Assistant Head Coach For Offense/Quarterbacks 1st
Chris Rumph Assistant Head Coach For Defense/Defensive Line 1st
Joe Wickline Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line 1st
Vance Bedford Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 1st
Chris Vaughn Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs 1st
Brian Jean-Mary Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator 1st
Les Koenning Wide Receivers 1st
Tommie Robinson Running Backs 1st
Bruce Chambers Tight Ends 17th
Pat Moorer Head Coach for Strength & Conditioning 1st

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year
1 Shiro Davis DE 6'3 253 Jr.
2 Mykkele Thompson S 6'2 191 Sr.
3 Jordan Hicks LB 6'1 234 Sr
4 William Russ P/PK 6'3 206 Sr.
5 Josh Turner S 5'11 175 Sr.
6 Quandre Diggs CB 5'10 195 Sr.
7 Demarco Cobbs LB 6'0 221 Sr.
7 Marcus Johnson WR 6'1 193 Jr.
8 Jaxon Shipley WR 6'0 190 Sr.
9 John Harris WR 6'2 218 Sr.
11 Tevin Jackson LB 6'2 245 Sr.
11 Jacorey Warrick WR 5'11 172 So.
13 Jerrod Heard QB 6'2 199 Fr.
14 David Ash QB 6'3 230 Jr.
15 Bryson Echols CB 5'10 184 So.
15 Trey Holtz QB 6'0 190 So.
16 Jermaine Roberts Jr. DB 5'9 171 Fr.
16 Logan Vinklarek QB 6'1 217 So.
17 Cody Boswell DB 5'11 180 Sr.
17 Miles Onyegbule QB 6'4 230 Sr.
18 Tyrone Swoopes QB 6'4 243 So.
18 Kevin Vaccaro S 5'11 188 So.
19 Peter Jinkens LB 6'1 237 Jr.
21 Donald Catalon RB 5'10 195 Fr.
21 Duke Thomas CB 5'11 178 Jr.
23 Daje Johnson WR/RB 5'10 178 Jr.
23 Nick Rose PK 6'2 203 Jr.
24 John Bonney DB 5'10 181 Fr.
25 Antwuan Davis CB 5'11 193 Fr.
25 Chris Giron WR 5'8 160 Sr.
26 Adrian Colbert S 6'1 206 So.
26 David Thomann WR 6'0 184 Sr.
27 Roderick Bernard WR 5'9 170 Fr.
27 Connor Huffman WR 5'9 170 Fr.
28 Malcolm Brown RB 5'11 222 Sr.
28 Nick Jordan PK 6'1 175 So.
29 Hunter DeGroot WR 6'1 207 Fr.
29 Sheroid Evans CB 6'0 190 Sr.
30 Timothy Cole LB 6'1 236 So.
30 Ryan Roberts CB 5'8 170 Sr.
31 Jason Hall DB 6'2 207 Fr.
31 Ben Pruitt PK 6'1 215 Jr.
32 Johnathan Gray RB 5'11 215 Jr.
32 Erik Huhn S 6'3 209 Fr.
33 Steve Edmond LB 6'2 258 Sr.
33 D’Onta Foreman RB 6'2 215 Fr.
35 Michael Davidson PK/Pv 6'4 200 Sr.
35 Edwin Freeman S 6'1 220 Fr.
36 Dillon Boldt DB 5'10 167 Jr.
36 Alex De La Torre FB 6'1 241 Jr.
37 Nate Boyer DS 5'10 195 Sr.
37 Devin Huffines DB 6'0 195 Sr.
38 Mitchell Becker P 6'2 190 Fr.
38 Tyler Lee DB 5'10 185 So.
39 Brandon Allen DB 6'2 200 Sr.
39 Gaston Davis RB 5'11 193 Jr.
40 Naashon Hughes LB 6'4 232 Fr.
41 Tyler Marriott DB 6'1 192 So.
42 Caleb Bluiett DE 6'3 261 So.
42 Dakota Haines WR 6'1 195 Sr.
43 Logan Mills DE 6'3 223 Jr.
44 Eddie Aboussie RB 5'9 221 Sr.
44 Dylan Haines DB 6'1 194 So.
45 Kyle Ashby DS 6'1 227 So.
45 Cameron Hampton LB 6'1 202 Fr.
46 Johnny Tseng DE 6'1 220 So.
47 Andrew Beck TE 6'3 242 Fr.
47 Chris Terry TE 6'3 243 Sr.
48 Dominic Cruciani FB 5'11 225 Jr.
48 Trey Gonzales LB 6'0 219 Jr.
49 Derick Roberson DE 6'3 219 Fr.
50 Jake Raulerson C 6'5 281 Fr.
51 Terrell Cuney OL 6'1 278 Fr.
52 Darius James OG 6'5 304 Fr.
55 Dominic Espinosa C 6'3 308 Sr.
55 Dalton Santos LB 6'3 252 Jr.
56 Daniel Rodriguez OL 6'2 299 So.
57 Clark Orren OL 6'0 260 So.
58 Frank Lopez OL 6'2 300 Fr.
62 Curtis Riser OG 6'4 324 So.
63 Alex Anderson OL 6'4 320 Fr.
65 Marcus Hutchins OL 6'5 278 Jr.
66 Sedrick Flowers OG 6'3 320 Jr.
68 Desmond Harrison OT 6'8 313 Sr.
71 Camrhon Hughes OT 6'7 324 So.
72 Elijah Rodriguez OL 6'3 292 Fr.
74 Taylor Doyle OG 6'4 298 Jr.
76 Kent Perkins OT 6'5 330 So.
80 Blake Whiteley TE 6'5 250 So.
81 Greg Daniels TE 6'4 246 Sr.
82 Geoff Swaim TE 6'4 250 Sr.
83 Matt Center TE/DS 6'2 218 Fr.
83 Armanti Foreman WR 6'0 189 Fr.
84 Lorenzo Joe WR 6'2 201 Fr.
85 M.J. McFarland TE 6'4 249 Jr.
86 Jake Oliver WR 6'3 214 Fr.
87 Garrett Gray WR 6'4 211 Fr.
88 Cedric Reed DE 6'5 272 Sr.
88 Ty Templin WR 6'0 195 So.
89 Dorian Leonard WR 6'3 201 Fr.
90 Malcom Brown DT 6'2 320 Jr.
91 Bryce Cottrell DE 6'2 247 So.
93 Paul Boyette Jr. DT 6'2 302 So.
94 Alex Norman DT 6'4 288 So.
95 Poona Ford DT 5'11 280 Fr.
96 Jake McMillon DT 6'3 290 Fr.
97 Chris Nelson DT 6'1 307 Fr.
98 Hassan Ridgeway DT 6'4 307 So.
99 Desmond Jackson DT 6'0 298 Sr.

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Game summaries[edit]

North Texas[edit]

North Texas at #24 Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 0 0 7 7
#24 Longhorns 7 14 7 10 38
Source:[4]
Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
9–0 2006 #3 Texas 56–7 [5][6]

Coverage of Texas' game against North Texas was sponsored by Southwest Airlines and was broadcast on the Longhorn Network.[1] The Longhorns won the pregame coin toss and elected to defer, thus kicking off the football to the North Texas Mean Green to begin the game. Following an interception by defensive back Dylan Haines of North Texas quarterback Josh Greer, the Longhorns had an opportunity to score, but ended up missing a 38 yard field goal. The first quarter remained scoreless until Texas scored on a rushing touchdown by Malcolm Brown. Towards the beginning of the second quarter, Josh Greer was intercepted by the Longhorns for a second time, leading to his benching and subsequent replacement by Andrew McNulty. Texas scored on two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter by Malcolm Brown and quarterback David Ash. At the end of the first half, the Longhorns led the Mean Green 21–0.[4]

Texas began the second half with a 75 yard drive which culminated in an eight yard touchdown pass from David Ash to wide receiver John Harris and featured a 26 yard run by Malcolm Brown. The rest of the third quarter remained scoreless from both teams, though North Texas failed to capitalize on a fumble recovery. In the fourth quarter, a long punt by North Texas punter Blake Macek led to the Longhorns beginning a drive at their own one yard line. A second fumble on a snap by David Ash was recovered by the Mean Green in the end zone, resulting in North Texas' first and only score of the game. On Texas' subsequent drive, kicker Nick Rose scored a 34 yard field goal. The following North Texas drive ended with Texas' Demarco Cobbs returning an interception for a touchdown. This was the team's final score, and the game ended 38–7 with Texas winning.[4]

The Longhorns defense allowed only 94 yards of offense, registering as the twelfth least in school history, while the 15 yards of offense allowed marked the eighth least in school history. The defense also caught four interceptions; this was the team's highest since 2009 against Oklahoma State.[7] Texas' record for the football season was 1–0 following the win.[1]


BYU[edit]

BYU at Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 3 3 28 7 41
Longhorns 0 0 7 0 7
Sources:[8]
Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
1–3 2013 BYU 21–40 [5][6]

UCLA (The Advocare Cowboys Showdown)[edit]

UCLA vs. Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Bruins 3 0 7 10 20
Longhorns 0 10 0 7 17
Sources:
Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
3–3 2011 #21 Texas 49–20 [5][6]

1st quarter scoring: UCLA - Ka'imi Fairbairn 47-yard field goal

2nd quarter scoring: UT - Nick Rose 33-yard field goal; UT - M.J. McFarland 2-yard pass from Tyrone Swoopes (Rose kick)

3rd quarter scoring: UCLA - Nate Iese 3-yard pass from Jerry Neuheisel (Fairbairn kick)

4th quarter scoring: UCLA - Fairbairn 25-yard field goal; UT - John Harris 8-yard pass from Swoopes (Rose kick); UCLA - Jordan Payton 33-yard pass from Neuheisel (Fairbairn kick)


Kansas[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
11–2 2013 Texas 35–13 [5][6]

Baylor[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
74–25–4 2013 #7 Baylor 10–30 [5][6]

Oklahoma[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
60–43–5 2013 Texas 36–20 [5][6]

Iowa State[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
10–1 2013 Texas 31–30 [5][6]

Kansas State[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
6–8 2013 Texas 31–21 [5][6]

Texas Tech[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
48–15 2013 Texas 41–16 [5][6]

West Virginia[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
1–2 2013 Texas 47–40 [5][6]

Oklahoma State[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
23–5 2013 #10 Oklahoma State 13–38 [5][6]

TCU[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
62–21–1 2013 Texas 30–7 [5][6]

Arkansas (Texas Bowl)[edit]

Overall record Previous meeting Previous winner Sources
56–21 2008 Texas 52–10 [5][6]

Rankings[edit]

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 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 24 25 NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV NR NR NR 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2014 Football Schedule". Austin, Texas: University of Texas at Austin Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Red River Rivalry history". Friends of Fair Park. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.texassports.com/roster.aspx?path=football
  4. ^ a b c "North Texas vs Texas (Aug 30, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "All-Time Results". University of Texas at Austin Athletic Department. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "All-Time Records vs. Opponents". University of Texas at Austin Athletic Department. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Texas-North Texas Postgame Notes". University of Texas at Austin Athletics. August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ "BYU @ Texas Game Stats". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved September 6, 2014.