AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas led Rice by just a touchdown at halftime of last week's game, one it eventually won by 25.
But Mack Brown and the Horns emphasized all week the importance of starting much faster.
So far, it hasn't happened, and Texas trails 6-0 midway through the first quarter.
The offense has gone three-and-out on both possessions and quarterback Garrett Gilbert has already been booed after a missed throw while rolling out on third down of the second possession.
The defense has dealt with a short field on both of its possessions, but BYU has managed a field goal on both of its possessions.
The crowd is pretty lively on a 95-degree day, but it's looking for reason to cheer. Texas needs a big play to bring it alive and get into a rhythm on either side of the ball.