Re: Texas Longhorns Football - 2012
The Longhorns beat the Wyoming Cowboys in their home opener 37 - 17. Overall, the Longhorns looked less than stellar, especially early on when the Texas defense gave up a number of big plays.
The Longhorns QB controversy is officially over. David Ash looked great as he played nearly the whole game, with Case McCoy coming in for mop up duty late in forth quarter. Ash was 20 of 27 for 156 yards and a TD. Unless he melts down going forward, Ash will be the starter from now on.
The Horns also had two 100 yard rushers, with Joe Bergeron rushing 15 times for 110 yards and Malcom Brown rushing 14 times for 105. Total offense was 436 yards, with 280 on the ground. It was a solid offensive performance, although the OL did struggle a little early.
The Texas defense gave up 276 yards through the air. Hat tip to the Cowboys for having some really good players in the passing game, especially their QB Bret Smith and WR Robert Herron, who caught 5 passes for 173 yards, including a short play that he turned into an 82 yard romp. While the Wyoming air attack does deserve some credit, the Texas defense will not be happy with this performance, nor should they be.
I sure am glad that Texas was not playing a ranked team today, or they likely would have lost. But overall, Texas did get the win, so this was a nice start for the Horns and something they can build on.