The Texas Longhorns demolished the SEC's Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday night, winning 66-31 thanks to a phenomenal performance from quarterback David Ash. The folks over at SB Nation's Burnt Orange Nation have more on Mr. Ash's sublime evening:
OFFENSIVE MVP: David Ash. If your takeaway from tonight was "David Ash is still underthrowing the deep ball" and I ban you, it's a mercy kill. You don't need football in your life right now; you need a therapist. After finishing the game a ridiculous 19-of-23 for 326 yards and 4 TDs -- good for 13.3(!!) yards per attempt -- David Ash completes the non-conference season with a stat line of 55-72 (76%), 703 yards, 7 TDs, 0 INTs. I would have been happy with a substantially weaker stat line than that through three games... it's difficult for me to overstate how thrilled I am with the way he's opened the year. The most gratifying and exciting part about it for me, though, has been watching his performance and comfort level rise in lineal unison -- literally on a quarter-by-quarter basis. Harsin has done a masterful job this year building him up piece by piece, from the foundation up, putting him in a position to succeed every step of the way -- to which no small part of Ash's ridiculous stat line is owed.
The Texas offensive attack was extremely balanced last night, gaining 326 yards through the air thanks to Ash but also adding 350 yards on the ground. Malcolm Brown was the team's leading rusher, gaining 128 yards on 21 carries.
The Longhorns have next weekend off before a road contest at Oklahoma State on Saturday, Sept. 29.
For more on Horns football, visit Texas blogs Burnt Orange Nation and Barking Carnival, plus SB Nation Dallas. For more on Rebels football, visit Ole Miss blog Red Cup Rebellion, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.