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1Q: Texas 7, Texas A&M 0

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

AUSTIN -- Fans scattered across Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium are proudly flashing "45-35" signs to remind college football fans of Texas' earlier victory over Oklahoma.

The Longhorns have started with a workmanlike performance after one quarter, jumping to an early 7-0 lead over Texas A&M.

But it wasn't as easy some might have thought. Colt McCoy has already been sacked twice and roughed up on a couple of plays. Texas A&M's defense seems intent on making him earn anything he produces.

Texas' defense has started strongly, limiting the Aggies to one net yard after two possessions.

The most telling play of the quarter came on Texas' first possession. After an illegal motion penalty pushed the Longhorns into a third-and-11 situation, McCoy coolly hit Quan Cosby for a 20-yard gain that provided an early momentum surge.

Texas A&M came into the game ranked last in the nation with only 12 three-and-outs this season. And the Aggies are still looking for one tonight.

The turf appears to be slick because of the sticky conditions. It helped contribute to McCoy's and a couple of times that Michael Goodson slipped.