The No. 17 Texas Longhorns overcame yet another slow start, continuing to build the momentum through the second half and beating the New Mexico Lobos 45-0 on Saturday night.
Mack Brown was unhappy with his team's performance last week after taking a 31-9 lead late in the game against Wyoming. With his team leading 31-0 on Saturday night, Brown was much happier with their performance this time around. The Longhorns scored 28 points in the second half, including 14 in the fourth quarter, to pull away from the Lobos and dominate the final 30 minutes of the game.
The Longhorns led 17-0 after the first half yet were losing in some aspects of the game. New Mexico's triple-option offense gave the Longhorns trouble and kept the Texas offense on the sideline. Ash's 49-yard touchdown scramble and Mike Davis' late touchdown gave the Longhorns a chance to come out of the locker room and start over against another relatively easy opponent.
The Longhorns would hold the Lobos to under ten yards of offense in the third quarter and easily pulled away with four scores in the second half.
Quarterback David Ash showed yet another big step in his development, going 16-of-22 for 221 yards and two touchdowns while making sure to not make any game-changing mistakes. The second-year quarterback once again was hesitant in pushing the ball downfield, but he took what he was given while easily leading the offense to 429 total yards on offense.
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