Longhorns Football News: DE Cedric Reed Shines Against West Virginia

Texas Longhorns defensive end Cedric Reed admits that the 2014 college football season has been a struggle for him production-wise, but he broke out of his funk in a big way during Texas' win over West Virginia on Saturday.

Reed picked up three sacks and was altogether dominant during the Longhorns' 33-16 victory over the Mountaineers.

"Cedric Reed came alive tonight," head coach Charlie Strong said after the win, via Wescott Eberts of SBNation.

"I told him, he gets the one sack, and the one before he gets a safety. We ran that same pressure, and he kind of hesitated because he saw the guard. If he had come through, he would have gotten another sack. So he ended up getting it at the right time where we get the safety and it looks great."

Reed's first sack of the game came in the second quarter with Texas already leading 24-3. After the first one, he made sure to let his coaches know that he wasn't done.

"After I got that first sack I told [Assistant Head Coach for Defense / Defensive Line Chris] Rumph, 'Sacks come in bunches, so you better watch out." I told Malcom [Brown] and Hassan [Ridgeway] [to watch out] because they are the ones leading in sacks, and that's what happened," Reed said.

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