Mississippi (3-0) 44
Texas (1-2) 23
PASS: Wallace (MISS): 17-25, 177, 2 TD McCoy (TEX): 24-36, 196, TD
RUSH: Scott (MISS): 19-164, TD Gray (TEX): 19-91, TD
REC: Treadwell (MISS): 5-45 Sanders (TEX): 7-55
Texas went into halftime and optimism was high. Without David Ash and with a brand new defensive coordinator, the horns led Ole Miss. Then Ole Miss ran off 27 straight to end the game and seal a 1-2 start for Texas. Now the speculation on the future of Mack Brown begins in earnest.
Case McCoy played well going 24-36 for 196, but McCoy gets buy on gym rat and not want some might call incredible talent. He’s a manager and against Ole Miss Texas needed more. Ole Miss stacked the box in the second half strangling any running game to balance out for McCoy.
Greg Robinson’s defense struggled against the run in a similar fashion but not to the same degree. BYU’s running game was biblical, Ole Miss’s was merely effective. The Horn’s couldn’t stop Rebel running back Jeff Scott, as UT linebacker Jordan Hicks would say afterwards “They were running the same play over and over.” Look for more of that big guy.
UT gets Kansas State at home, Mack asked for folks to make sure and come out next week to support the team. This may be a tougher sell if things don’t turn around. The Horns are 11-10 at DKR Memorial Stadium since 2010. The natives are restless.