Texas again struggles producing big plays

Texas talked for most of the week leading into the New Mexico game about how it wanted to make explosive plays. Then, on the very first played, it took a shot.

David Ash dropped back and tried to drop the ball to a streaking Mike Davis. The quarterback overthrew the receiver.

"We just have to go back to practice hopefully hit that in the next game," Davis said of the first play. "I wanted it bad though."

He wasn’t the only one. Most of the offensive players and coaches lamented that Texas did not do enough in the vertical passing game.

"I wanted to get some shots, and we started off the game with a shot," Ash said. "I wanted to get it to Mike, but it didn't work out, and that's okay. We went to work after that."

Now Texas will go back to work on executing explosive plays.

"We still need more, but we're heading in the right direction," Texas head coach Mack Brown said. "We're still working to get more speed on the field, and make sure we get speed in space, and get some explosive plays. That's our key right now."