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QB Tyrone Swoopes expects Texas to make College Football Playoff

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Texas sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes said he expects the Longhorns to qualify for the four-team College Football Playoff this season.

The Longhorns, who are 1-2 with a win over North Texas and losses to BYU and UCLA, play at Kansas on Saturday. In a preseason media poll, Texas was picked to finish fourth in the Big 12. 

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The CFP will release its first set of rankings on Oct. 28. Coach Charlie Strong reportedly said in the offseason that Texas will not make the national championship game.

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Swoopes, who has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns against one interception this season, took over as the team's starting quarterback after David Ash suffered another concussion that led to his decision to stop playing football.

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Texas has four remaining games (Baylor, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Oklahoma State) against teams currently ranked in the Top 25 of the AP Poll.