Halftime Blog: UT vs Texas Tech

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It took Texas three-and-a-half quarters to score 14 points last week against lowly Kansas, but this week it put up 24 points in one half against the Red Raiders top 20 defense.

The Longhorns enter halftime with a 24-13 lead in large part thanks to the deep ball capabilities of David Ash and Mike Daivs. The pair connected twice on play-action passes with the first going for a 54-yard gain, which Joe Bergeron later punched in for a score. Then in the second quarter, the pair connected on again on almost the exact same play for a 75-yard touchdown run.

Ash enters the half 9-for-13 for 228 yards and a pair of touchdowns, with the other score coming on a six-yard pass to Jaxon Shipley on the team’s first drive of the game.

The defense played well against an explosive Red Raider offense, holding the group to only one touchdown and a pair of field goals. The unit still gave up 230 yards of offense, but it was able to hold on in the red zone and limit Texas Tech to 13 points.