Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard, who started his first collegiate game for the Longhorns in front of 86,458 fans Saturday, threw for 120 yards and two touchdowns, adding 96 rushing yards as he led Texas to a 48-24 win.
After failing to score a touchdown in their season opener at No. 9 Notre Dame, it didn’t take long for the Longhorns to find their offense against Rice. Follow @texansports on Twitter for live updates from the Texas v. Rice game.
Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium will be emptier than usual this weekend. Entering Texas’ home opener against Rice, 15,000 tickets remain unsold for Saturday. But whether fans show or not, the Longhorns have a chance to redeem themselves after their Notre Dame performance.