DeMarco Murray breaks loose early

October, 2, 2010
10/02/10
3:56
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It didn't take long for DeMarco Murray to surpass his output from last year's Red River Rivalry. In fact, he did it on the bus ride in. Murray was stuck in the negatives last year, but broke an 18-yard touchdown run to cap off a 13-play, 83-yard drive that put Oklahoma up 7-0.

A pair of penalties helped keep the Sooners drive alive, and Murray's other three carries on the drive went for minus-2 yards. If the Longhorns, who were gashed by UCLA's pistol offense and the zone read last week, let Murray get into the open field much more often like he did on his touchdown run, you may see some burnt orange heading for the exits early.

That's especially the case if Texas' offense can't move more effectively than it did on its following drive. The Longhorns threw three times, but two swing passes and one checkdown netted just 3 yards, giving it back to the Sooners.

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