The Longhorn defense had its ups and downs during the first half of its matchup against Ole Miss.
Scoring began when Steve Edmond intercepted a pass from Bo Wallace at the Ole Miss 22 and ran it in for a touchdown. Nick Jordan later capitalized on a 31-yard field goal putting the Longhorns up 10-0.
The defense couldn’t stop Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense and allowed the Rebels to head down the field in 12 plays and Randall Mackey scored on a three-yard run.
Early in the second quarter, Marquise Goodwin increased the Longhorns’ lead when he rushed for a 69-yard touchdown.
Goodwin struck again when he caught a 45-yard pass from Ash. This field position led to a three-yard touchdown pass from Ash to D.J. Grant.
Quandre Diggs intercepted the ball at the Texas 13-yard line and ran the ball for twelve yards. The offense capitalized on the gift from the defense when Ash threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Roberson at the end of the half.
The Longhorns allowed the Rebels 179 yards, which included both a 36 and 30-yard pass from Wallace. The half ended with the Longhorns holding a 31-10 lead over the Rebels.