Cody Johnson starts strongly for Texas

WACO, Texas -- Texas hoped to get bullish tailback Cody Johnson involved early in the Longhorns' offense, looking to boost the Longhorns' struggling running attack.

Johnson did that and more on Texas' first drive with consecutive carries of 12 and 14 yards.

Colt McCoy did the honors with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Shipley. It was the only third-down play that Texas faced on the drive.

It was also one of McCoy's few cheap touchdown passes from short yardage.

After less than four minutes, the Longhorns are already rolling with a 7-0 lead.