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Texas does away with the drama

Wyoming led Texas in the second quarter of last year's game in Laramie, and they led in the second quarter once again this year in Austin.

Wyoming's Austyn Carta-Samuels ran for a 19-yard score to take the lead in the second quarter, but Texas scored the game's next four touchdowns -- including one in the final minute -- to secure a 34-7 win at home over the Cowboys.

Texas' running game will be executed under a microscope all season, but Texas coach Mack Brown's commitment to the ground game has continued. Texas threw the ball 35 times but ran 29 times for 167 yards -- a 5.8 yard average.

Last week's star and this week's starter, Tre' Newton, had a quiet day while Fozzy Whittaker and Cody Johnson outperformed Newton. Whittaker had 58 yards and a score on just six carries, highlighted by a 39-yard score. Johnson played through a sprained ankle suffered last week to run for 51 yards on nine carries and two scores.

Meanwhile, Newton had just 29 yards on 9 carries, but had a five-yard touchdown run called back for an illegal block.

One great development for Texas was the emergence of freshman receiver Mike Davis, who led the team with 104 yards and seven catches -- both game highs -- including a 45-yard score from Garrett Gilbert that put the Longhorns up 20-7 just before halftime.