We are nearing the midpoint of the 2014 season. Let’s take a look back at the biggest wins for the major college football programs in the state of Texas:
The Bears scored a home win over TCU by a field goal. While this was a great win, the Bears’ defense proved suspect by giving up a whopping 58 points.
Houston has improved after a rough start that saw them lose to UTSA and give a game away to a poor BYU team. The Cougars got things going with a 28-24 win over Memphis.
Rice lost a lot of seniors off last year’s squad and had a tough schedule to open things up in 2014, but the Owls have won three straight including a 41-21 pasting of Army.
North Texas is another team that lost a lot of senior leadership off last year’s team. Their 43-6 win over SMU has been their bright spot so far this season.
The Mustangs have yet to win a game but seem to be turning things around after the departure of June Jones. Their recent effort against East Carolina was by far the Mustangs’ best game of the year.
The Longhorns best win came after pulling away from struggling Kansas in the second half during Charlie Weis’ last game as the coach of the Jayhawks. The Horns avoided becoming the Jayhawks’ second conference win in 32 games.
The Aggies opened up the college football season with a road victory over top ten ranked South Carolina. The Gamecocks has won 18 straight home games before the Aggies came to town.
The Frogs appear to much improved on offense but have taken a step back on defense. Gary Patterson’s new offense put up enough points to beat a tough Oklahoma team.
Texas El Paso
The Miners opened up the season with a 31-24 win over the Lobos of New Mexico.
Texas San Antonio
The Roadrunners opened the season with an upset win over the Houston Cougars in Houston. UTSA has struggled of late, but Larry Coker’s bunch came out ready to play in game one.
After a disappointing loss to Illinois, Dennis Franchione’s squad went on the road to Tulsa and escaped with a 37-34 victory.
The Red Raiders thwarted a last minute drive by the Miners to hold off UTEP in El Paso, 37-34, to move to 2-0 on the season. Unfortunately, the schedule toughened up a bit after the first two games.