Key quotes from Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian after the Rice win

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Texas looked like a completely different team this week in their 58-0 blowout win over Rice.

Yes, it was against an inferior team and program, but the Longhorns badly needed to perform the way they did otherwise there would be some major concerns heading into Big 12 play.

Casey Thompson got the start at quarterback, and outside of one interception caused by the offensive line being inept, he had a really good game throwing two touchdowns and completing 15-of-18. However, the big story was the rushing attack.

Texas had two players in Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson rush for over 100 yards, while having four players rush for over 60 yards. Along with six rushing touchdowns, the Longhorns running game accumulated 427 yards rushing and 10.4 yards per carry.

The defense also had their best performance of the season, not allowing any big plays, and were displaying much better tackling than what we saw last week against Arkansas. The front seven was able to physically overmatch the Rice offensive line and was extremely disruptive.

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian seemed very pleased when speaking with reporters postgame. Take a look at what he had to say on the next page.