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                      === BYU entertains No. 15 Texas ===
 
 Provo, UT (Sports Network) - The 15th-ranked Texas Longhorns will attempt to
 move to 2-0 on the young season when they take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday
 evening.
 
 Texas started the 2013 campaign in a big way, easily dismissing New Mexico
 State in a 56-7 final, while setting a program record with 715 yards of total
 offense. The Longhorns have now come away victorious in 14 consecutive season
 openers, and they've won eight straight games played before the month of
 October dating back to 2011.
 
 "Happy with a win," said Texas head coach Mack Brown, who's team held just a
 14-7 lead heading into halftime. "I'm proud of the guys that kept their head
 in there and kept their composure and played a great second half."
 
 BYU opened its season with a difficult road contest against Virginia, but
 while it held a lead late in the fourth quarter, it surrendered the game-
 winning touchdown with less than three minutes to play as it dropped the
 contest, 19-16. The Cougars had previously not lost a season opener since
 2006.
 
 The Cougars have beaten the Longhorns in two of three previous meetings,
 although Texas won the latest in 2011, 17-16.
 
 Surprisingly, Texas went scoreless in the first quarter of its opener, but it
 managed to make up for lost time in a hurry and finished with 49 unanswered
 points.
 
 "We've got good players on offense," Texas offensive coordinator Major
 Applewhite said. "We can be explosive. Things started to fall our way and we
 got out of our own way and the guys started to play, (and) what's encouraging
 is the maturity of the guys to do that."
 
 David Ash made a few mistakes with a couple of interceptions, but other than
 that he was outstanding. He completed 20-of-28 passes for 343 yards to go
 along with a career-high-tying four touchdowns. Ash was also a factor out of
 the pocket with 91 rushing yards, including a 55-yard touchdown.
 
 Malcolm Brown needed just three receptions to reach 109 yards, with most of
 his production coming on a 74-yard touchdown. Mike Davis, Daje Johnson and
 John Harris all found themselves on the receiving end of Ash's scoring strikes
 as well.
 
 The Longhorns racked up 359 rushing yards without any player topping the
 century mark. Jalen Overstreet led the way with 92 yards on just nine carries,
 plunging into the end zone on two occasions. Joe Bergeron added 79 yards, and
 Johnson added to his total yardage with 62 yards on the ground and another
 score.
 
 Texas naturally took its foot off the gas pedal late in the game, which
 allowed NMSU to finish with 346 yards, but it was still an impressive
 defensive performance as it forced three turnovers.
 
 Cedric Reed racked up 10 tackles in the triumph to go with a sack and two QB
 hurries. Shiro Davis also had a sack, while Adrian Phillips logged six tackles
 and an interception.
 
 Despite putting up 362 yards in its opener, BYU's offense was done in by a
 lack of efficiency as it converted just 7-of-23 third down attempts. The team
 was also somewhat undisciplined, committing seven penalties.
 
 The rushing attack was solid, gaining 187 yards, but the squad needed 53
 carries to do so (3.5 ypc) and head coach Bronco Mendenhall is not pleased
 with his team's performance in the trenches.
 
 "We have some work to do in terms of our front play and being physical,"
 Mendenhall said.
 
 Jamaal Wilson was a workhorse, earning a career-high 33 carries for 144 yards.
 
 Even with all the rushing attempts, Taysom Hill still found time to throw 40
 passes, although he was off the mark all game (13-of-40), finishing with 175
 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also added 42 rushing yards and
 another score on the ground.
 
 JD Falslev hauled in Hill's touchdown pass, a four-yarder in the second
 quarter. Ross Apo led the receivers with 59 yards on two grabs.
 
 Defensively, the Cougars were outstanding in defeat, holding Virginia to 223
 yards and 14 first downs, although the unit couldn't come through with a stop
 late in the game.
 
 Eathyn Manumaleuna and Uani Unga both registered 10 tackles. Kyle Van Noy
 logged 2.5 TFL and a pass break-up, and Craig Bills had an interception.
 
 
 
 09/04 11:29:33 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
7:35pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
Final
BAL 5
TAM 4
Final
NYM 1
ATL 6
Final
CWS 2
CLE 3
Final
KAN 5
MIN 11
Final
HOU 4
TEX 2
Final
ANA 4
OAK 3
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
MIN
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
BOS
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
PHI
 
7:35pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CHC
 
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
COL
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
WAS
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
MIL
 
Final
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
Final
LAMON 17
WAKE 10
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MISS 35
BSU 13
Final
TULSA 38
TULA 31
Final
WASU 38
RUTG 41
Final
ARST 45
WEBER 14
Final
VANDY 7
TEMPL 37
7:00pm Tonight
UCONN
BYU
7:30pm Tonight
WKENT
BGU
7:30pm Tonight
MSU
JVST
9:00pm Tonight
COL
COLST
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
TXSANANTO
10:30pm Tonight
ARZ
UNLV
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
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BUF 0
DET 23
 
Final
CIN 35
IND 7
 
Final
GBP 34
KAN 14
 
Final
PHI 37
NYJ 7
 
Final
MIA 14
STL 13
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
NYG 16
NEP 13
 
Final
TAM 10
WAS 24
 
Final
NOS 13
BAL 22
 
Final
CLE 33
CHI 13
 
Final
DAL 3
DEN 27
 
Final
TEN 3
MIN 19
 
Final
HOU 13
SFX 40
 
Final
SDC 12
ARI 9
 
Final
OAK 41
SEA 31
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
5:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
7:35pm Tonight
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