New Mexico State vs. Texas: Live Score, Analysis and Results
NMSU 7, UT 56 -- Final
The first 25 minutes belonged to New Mexico State, but behind a 56-0 run, the Texas Longhorns managed to pound the Aggies in Austin.
A school-record 715 yards on offense was the showcase on Saturday night, and the big play made it all happen.
Quarterback David Ash overcame two early interceptions and finished with 343 yards passing, four passing touchdowns, two interceptions, 91 yards rushing and another rushing touchdown.
It was the kind of start Texas wanted, but it cannot afford the slow starts against better competition.
New Mexico State started strong, rolling with the environment and playing with great energy and effort. But when that wore down, Texas' talent simply overshadowed the overmatched Aggies.
Some final thoughts.
-NMSU just lacked the talent to run with Texas for 60 minutes.
-UT did an amazing job of keeping composure and sustaining good offense and defense throughout the entire second half. Even the second-team units did well.
-Daje Johnson is a star.
-David Ash has something to build on, and he made the mistakes to make it all worthwhile.
-NMSU needs to shore up its offensive miscommunications and mishaps. If the game were closer, those miscues would have cost the Aggies the game.
-Manny Diaz earned some fans back this night.
-Major Applewhite did as well. In fact, the Texas offense looked very crisp and explosive in the second half.
-Credit the offensive line for Texas.
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Texas wins 56-7.
Post-game thoughts coming.
Overstreet caps off his debut for the 'Horns with a 38-yard scoring run.
Welcome to the 2013 season, Jalen Overstreet.
Texas' second-team defense is looking very strong against the Aggies. Dalton Santos deserves recognition for his performance today.
All Texas at this point. New Mexico State has hardly done anything right in the second half. Credit to Manny Diaz's defense for really buckling down against an offense that had many things going for it in the first half.
We are getting a great look at Texas' running back depth, and even former quarterback Jalen Overstreet is getting some nice runs.
Looks like Ash's night is done as the senior Case McCoy takes the reins at quarterback.
New Mexico State's offensive line just does not look in sync. It has given up far too many free plays to unlocked Texas defensive linemen.
The Longhorns are moving the ball with ease, and the offensive line is holding up great against a seemingly overmatched New Mexico State defensive front.
Mike Davis comes down with a fantastic catch to continue the Texas' hot streak.
New Mexico State continues to struggle against a pretty solid interior defensive line for the Longhorns.
The Aggies have managed just 54 yards in the third quarter with one turnover. They have gone completely silent after a very strong start to the game.
New Mexico State was just gifted 30 yards by Texas' special teams.
That makes three touchdown throws in Ash's last seven attempts as Malcolm Brown takes it to the house from the catch on the flat.
The script has flipped completely for New Mexico State.
Jaxon Shipley leads the team with five receptions, but that double block on Ash's 54-yard touchdown score may have been his best play so far.
David Ash does his best Colt McCoy impression as the Longhorns offense is cookin'.
There just was not enough evidence to overturn that call. I could entertain the argument the other way, though. Tough break for the Aggies. Momentum is completely with Texas.
Turnover. Texas ball.
Adrian Phillips does well to get low and trap the football to secure the interception, just as the Aggies were driving.
New Mexico State is in a tough position now after playing so well through the first 28 minutes.
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