Texas Football News: Longhorns Lead North Texas 21-0 at the Half

The Texas Longhorns kick off the post-Mack Brown era against North Texas, looking to start new coach Charlie Strong off on a winning note.

The defense set the tone, forcing a three-and-out and recording an early interception.

David Ash and the Texas offense was unable to capitalize, missing a field goal from 38-yards outs.

Malcolm Brown punched in a touchdown from one yard out on the following drive, putting the Longhorns up 7-0 late in the first quarter, for the first score of the Strong era.

The Longhorns defense held tough against North Texas, recording another interception to set up the offense in UNT territory.

After Ash completed a pass inside the 5-yard line, Malcolm Brown punched in his second score of the game to give the Longhorns a 14-0 lead.

The biggest play of the first half came on a 42-yard run by running back Johnathan Gray, who set up the Texas offense for a David Ash scramble - putting the score at 21-0.

Despite some early inconsistency from the offense, the Texas defense dominated the first half, giving the Longhorns a comfortable halftime lead.

First half MVP: Longhorns defense - 0 points allowed, 31 yards allowed, three interceptions / Malcolm Brown - two rushing touchdowns, 25 yards

Second half prediction: Expect the defense to carry the Longhorns the rest of the night, while Ash and the offense establish enough of a rhythm to pull away in the second half.

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