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Swoopes TDs, tough D help Texas to 12th win over Kansas, 23-0, in Big 12 opener

  • Texas' Armanti Foreman (83) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Kansas' Isaiah Johnson, back, and T.J. Semke in the first quarter during an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Texas' Armanti Foreman (83) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Kansas' Isaiah Johnson, back, and T.J. Semke in the first quarter during an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas running back De'Andre Mann finds a hole as he rushes against against Texas in the first quarter during an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Kansas running back De'Andre Mann finds a hole as he rushes against against Texas in the first quarter during an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart throws a  pass against Texas in the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Texas, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart throws a pass against Texas in the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Texas, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

Tyrone Swoopes passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Texas picked off four Kansas passes, leading the Longhorns to a 23-0 victory Saturday in the Big 12 opener.

Swoopes, in his first start in a conference game, was 19 for 34 for 218 yards and two TDs as Texas (2-2, 1-0) beat Kansas for the 12th straight time. A stifling Texas defense limited Kansas sophomore Montell Cozart to 12 for 31 for 140 yards and the four picks. Cornerback Duke Thomas had two of the interceptions and also broke up a short pass in the end zone on fourth down. Texas also sacked Cozart four times while holding the Jayhawks to 313 total yards.

All week long, Kansas (2-2, 0-1) kept the Texas fight song blaring across the practice field and filled the locker room with reminders that the Jayhawks had not beaten Texas in 76 years.