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Saturday, November 5, 2011
Texas doing exactly what's necessary

By David Ubben

Texas had to watch it happen last season. This season, the Longhorns are making it happen.

In an embarassing loss to Kansas State, Texas only forced the Wildcats to throw it four times.

If your running game looks unstoppable, why throw?

Today, Texas isn't getting fancy. The Colt McCoy Era is clearly over.

Texas Tech has gotten a steady diet of Joe Bergeron and Fozzy Whittaker, and Texas is making it looks easy. The Longhorns lead 52-13 midway through the fourth quarter.

They've thrown nine passes, including one by Whittaker.

The ninth was a garbage time TD from Case McCoy to Darius White for 31 yards.

The running game has averaged 8.5 yards per carry on 46 carries with six touchdowns.

Why do anything else?

Texas has had the right answer to that question all day.

Don't.