Now that the team’s quarterback controversy has died down and David Ash looks like “the guy” for the Longhorns, the business at handÂ on Saturday wasÂ focused on another component of the offense – the running game.Â It didn’t really matter who took the snaps under center becauseÂ Mack’s game plan was to run the ball and then run it some more.Â The Texas Longhorns did just that – they amassed 439 rushing yards while throwing only 9 passes in the game.Â The Texas Tech run defense is one of the worst in the country, but for a team that has not had a power running game for quite some time the Longhorns will take it regardless of who they are playing. Â With Malcolm Brown sidelined with toe turf, the day belonged to freshman Joe Bergeron and senior running back Fozzy Whitaker. Bergeron scampered for 191 yards and three touchdowns in his “coming out party” and Fozzy rushed 10 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns which came from the now infamous (among Texas fans) “wild horn” formation. Â For the second consecutive game this season the Longhorns have rushed for at least 400 yards.
It was another punishing effort by the Texas run defense which allowed only 30 yards rushing by the Texas Tech offense. Â Seth Doege managed to rack up 381 yards in the air but the Red Raiders were not able to catch the Longhorns who worked up a 31-6 halftime lead. Â David Ash continues to develop as a passer as he completed 4 passes for 125 yards and rushed for 65 yards on 4 carries, including a 47 yard romp. Â Case McCoy saw playing time mid-way through the 3rd quarter and completed his only passing attempt for a 31 yard touchdown to Darius White.
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