Texas Longhorns finish second in Big-12 in EA Sports NCAA Football '14 simulation

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The Texas Longhorns finished an impressive 10-3 (7-2 in Big-12 play) with a No. 8 final ranking in the polls in a full simulation of the 2013 college football season in the game EA Sports NCAA Football '14. The Longhorns finished second in the Big-12, behind only No. 3 Oklahoma.

Texas started the season off strong, including a convincing win over No. 19 Kansas State in week 4, and were undefeated heading into a showdown with Oklahoma. But the Sooners were too much for the Longhorns, jumping out to a 24-0 lead and cruising to a 38-14 win in the Red River Rivalry. Oklahoma's rush defense was particularly stifling, limiting Texas to just 71 net yards on 24 carries and just 2-for-10 on third down.

The Longhorns suffered another let down after the bye week with a 37-34 overtime loss to TCU in Forth Worth. Texas gave up 17 points in the fourth quarter and couldn't capitalize on five TCU turnovers, although the Longhorns had a pair of turnovers of their own.

But Texas finished the regular season out strong, winning five straight games, including a trouncing of No. 25 Baylor in Waco by 41 points. The Longhorns had 470 yards of total offense, with David Ash throwing for 266 yards and 2 TDs and Malcolm Brown rushing for 116 yards and two more scores.

Having climbed to 5th in the BCS standings, the Longhorns earned a bid to the Sugar Bowl, where they took on then-No. 10 Oregon State. The teams were almost dead even, but one Ash interception proved to be the difference and the Beavers came away with a 28-23 win.

After the season, defensive end Cedric Reed was named a First-Team All-American, and offensive guard Mason Walters was named Second-Team.



David Ash: 223-417, 3149 yards, 29 TDs, 12 INTs, 242.2 YPG, 39 sacks


Johnathan Gray: 160 carries, 866 yards, 5 TDs, 5.4 YPC, 66.6 YPG, 3 fumbles

Malcolm Brown: 137 carries, 806 yards, 11 TDs, 5.8 YPC, 62.0 YPG, 2 fumbles

David Ash: 174 carries, 396 yards, 3 TDs, 2.2 YPC, 30.4 YPG, 3 fumbles


Mike Davis: 64 receptions, 957 yards, 11 TDs, 73.6 YPG

Jaxon Shipley: 50 receptions, 879 yards, 9 TDs, 67.6 YPG

Cayleb Jones: 34 receptions, 394 yards, 3 TDs, 30.3 YPG

M.J. McFarland: 23 receptions, 278 yards, 1 TD, 46.3 YPG

Kendall Sanders: 18 receptions, 197 yards, 3 TDs, 15.1 YPG


Tevin Jackson: 73 tackles, 36 solo, 19 tackles-for-loss, 4.0 sacks

Cedric Reed: 73 tackles, 33 solo, 30 tackles-for-loss, 11.5 sacks

Jackson Jeffcoat: 68 tackles, 34 solo, 16 tackles-for-loss, 3.5 sacks

Jordan Hicks: 56 tackles, 25 solo, 8 tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks

Peter Jinkens: 55 tackles, 19 solo, 9 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks


Carrington Byndom : 5 interceptions, 145 yards

Leroy Scott: 5 interceptions, 14 yards

Quandre Diggs: 3 interceptions, 0 yards

Duke Thomas: 2 interceptions, 27 yards

Jordan Hicks: 2 interceptions, 17 yards



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