AUSTIN, Texas -- Garrett Gilbert has thrown the ball well through the first quarter, but once again, Texas' defense is spurring a sputtering offense early in its scoreless tie with UCLA.
Gilbert has completed his first seven passes, but UCLA forced a sack and fumble on Texas' second drive, returning it to the 20.
The Longhorns showed off one of college football's best pass rushes a week ago at Texas Tech, and UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince got an early taste with his team looking to go up.
Freshman defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat swallowed him up for an 11-yard sack that forced the Bruins into a 49-yard field goal attempt that produced a rare miss from reigning Groza Award winner Kai Forbath.
Outside of a 13-yard run on a 2nd-and-20 draw play from D.J. Monroe, the running game has been bottled up once again. Texas' running backs have eight yards on their first three carries, excluding Monroe's play.