San Jose State slid under.500 on the season once again on Saturday, falling to the Longhorns 56-0 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
Buechele is 5-8 in his career as a starter.
Warren’s first touchdown came on a 41-yard burst off a direct snap in the second quarter. Defensive back Holton Hill scored his third touchdown in two games with an interception return for a score in the third.
The victory was a crucial turnaround for the Longhorns (1-1), who lost Herman’s debut at home to Maryland a week earlier.
“We played a lot harder this week”.
“(Coach Herman) expects that from us every day”, running back Chris Warren III said about today’s performance. “I like what I saw from Sam. I couldn’t be more proud of that team in there right now for responding the way they did”. Texas outgained San Jose State 623-171 and had six rushing touchdowns. Longhorn defenders harassed quarterback Montel Aaron, often forcing the redshirt freshman to dart out of the pocket before surveying the defense.
The Tom Herman era doesn’t appear to have gotten off to a good start on the field or in the stands. “Any time you got a young player like that at that position coming into an environment like this it’s going to be challenging”.
The Longhorns will look to build momentum next week as they take on USC for the first time since the 2005 BCS National Championship Game. He now has three in his career, one shy of former All-American and Thorpe Award victor Michael Huff.