(Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Malcolm Brown who already has 103 yards on 23 carries and 2 TDs against Kansas in the first half.
The Longhorns are on top of the Jayhawks 26-0 at halftime. We give you our thoughts on the ups and downs in the first half.
The Longhorns put up points in the first half, and the defense has appeared stout. However, this is only because the Longhorns are playing arguably the worst team in Division I football tonight.
David Ash started off hot going 8-of-10 for 78 yards and a rushing TD. Then, a direct pass to the Kansas secondary in the endzone negated any progress or improvement in his decision making. He's now 12-of-16 for 105 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT.
The ground game is still producing and carrying this Texas offense. Malcolm Brown is putting on a show with yet another stellar performance. He's got 103 yards on 23 carries and 2 TDs. He's gotten better every single game, and his stats show the same trend. Against Oklahoma State, he ran for 135 yards and 2 TDs and he should beat that by the end of the game. Fozzy Whittaker also having a nice night with 8 carries for 50 yards in the first half.
Despite the one mind-boggling mistake by Ash, the offense is putting up points and creating long drives for scores. Still, I remind you once again...they are playing Kansas. Will this offense look the same and do as well against the other Big 12 opponents Texas faces down the stretch? Doesn't appear so.
Jackson Jeffcoat had a nice tackle for loss with five minutes to go in the half. Quandre Diggs got an INT with 1:44 to go in the half. On top of that, the Texas defense has held Kansas to 10 total yards on offense in the first half. Then again, and I can only say it so many times...they are playing Kansas. Still waiting to see the defense get after the quarterback. The Longhorns recorded no sacks in the first half.
Justin Tucker finished off the half nicely by nailing a 52-yard FG to enter halftime up 26-0.
...almost forgot. No update on Shipley injury. He was holding his right knee while being helped off the field after that big hit.