Tempo change sparks Texas TD drive

September, 19, 2009
9/19/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

AUSTIN, Texas -- Colt McCoy appears to have settled down by speeding up.

Texas employed a no-huddle offense to march 66 yards for a touchdown on its opening drive, mainly because Texas Tech was gasping air as the Longhorns pushed their lead to 17-3 early in the third quarter.

Tre' Newton capped the drive with a 19-yard TD run as he streaked up the middle of the Tech offense.

The Longhorns converted three third-down plays on the scoring drive after clicking on only three of eight third-down plays in the first half.

Newton, the son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton, scored for the second time in two weeks.

The Longhorns appear to have Tech on its heels. Taylor Potts needs a big drive to answer Texas' momentum-changing opening possession.

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