Saturday, September 10, 2011
Youth showing its influence early for UT
By David Ubben
AUSTIN, Texas --Texas' offense had a pair of three-and-outs and an interception to kick off its first three drives of the day.
It's initial first down of the game came courtesy of Malcolm Brown, who carried the ball for 13 yards on his first touch of the day.
Enter true freshman quarterback David Ash, who kept the ball on an option for six yards before hitting D.J. Monroe for a 26-yard swing pass.
But Texas went back to its normal package on the following play, and Gilbert threw his second interception of the game, a deep ball down the left side of the field that was underthrown into double coverage.
Texas trails 6-0 after the first quarter.
Gilbert left the field to even louder boos than before.
Case McCoy is listed as the team's backup, and they plan on using Ash in specialized formations, but we might get to find out very soon who the coaches have the most faith in.