‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ has new meaning for college football after opening weekend’s big games

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HOUSTON - It was a weekend many college football fans will never forget!

"Wilson might take it all the way...he hurdles his own man, and takes it home! Touchdown, Houston!" the game call rang out as the Houston Cougars stunned the #3-ranked team in the nation, the Oklahoma Sooners.

And now....the whole country has taken notice: 'Don't mess with Texas!"

Yeah, the Lone Star State dished out some torment to the college football world on opening weekend, starting with that stunning upset win by the University of Houston.

"We were prepared to win, we expected to win, and we trained to win," Houston head coach Tom Herman said after the big game. "It wasn't about making a statement, it was just about going 1.0 in the first week of the season and staring the 2016 season off on the right foot."

Meanwhile, it took double overtime to decide the marquee match-up Sunday night in Austin-- Notre Dame versus Texas.

Notre Dame got the 'Don't Mess With Texas' message early, after falling behind by 17 points.

But the Longhorns had a let down in the second half, and the Irish had some prayers answered.

Notre Dame blocked an extra point attempt, and ran it back to tie things up.

But the luck of the Irish ran out in the second overtime....when the Longhorns' Tyrone Swoopes  steamrolled the Notre Dame defense!

"Texas is back, folks!" the game announcers declared.

Yeah, but the Aggies in College Station also found their groove against #24 UCLA, even though it took OT for the old Wrecking Crew to finally show up.

Yeah, three Texas teams came through in the clutch, and now the rest of the college football world knows what Texans have always known: "Don't you mess with Texas!"

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