AUSTIN, Texas - No. 17/15 Texas (2-0) racked up 431 yards of total offense and limited New Mexico to 241 yards, as the Longhorns dealt the Lobos a 45-0 defeat Saturday evening before 100,990 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
The Longhorns' defense produced its first shutout since Oct. 29, 2011, when Texas posted a 43-0 home win over Kansas. Linebacker Jordan Hicks led the Horns with nine tackles (four solo), including two tackles-for-loss. Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat forced a fumble and recorded a sack, and cornerback Quandre Diggs produced his first interception of the season.
Quarterback David Ash completed 16-of-22 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns and added a touchdown on the ground. Quarterback Case McCoy relieved Ash in the fourth quarter and added a touchdown pass. In his first collegiate appearance, freshman wide receiver Daje Johnson led the Texas receiving contingent by catching three passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.
Texas forced a New Mexico punt on the game's first possession after a Lobos drive stalled in UT territory. The Longhorns needed only six plays to score on their first possession. Ash found running back Joe Bergeron for 22 yards to the UT 42. On fourth and one from the Lobos' 49, Ash called his own number and raced down the field for a touchdown and a 7-0 Texas lead with 8:50 left in the first quarter.