Texas, which has been in search of explosive plays in the passing game, had eight against New Mexico. Now that’s not a signal that Texas threw the ball down the field any more than it did in Week 1. David Ash’s longest pass through the air was 20 yards.
The way Texas is creating explosive plays now is getting speed in space. And a large part of that is through the screen game. In fact, 24.1 of Ash’s passes so far have been screens of one sort or another.
For now, co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin is more than satisfied with the production of the screen game and believes that will eventually lead to bigger things for the passing offense
"We've just got to keep working in that direction. Those are the things that you've got to start somewhere," he said. "You've got to start being consistent at some things. I think we've done that in those phases of the game, the other stuff because of that will open up."