Bergeron and Brown push Texas over Wyoming, 37-17
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After winning the starting job in training camp, Texas quarterback David Ash said he'd be happy to hand off and get out of the way if it meant the Longhorns would win.
Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown both rushed for more than 100 yards and combined for three touchdowns, leading Texas to a 37-17 opening win over Wyoming on Saturday night.
While Ash was efficient and mostly mistake free in moving Texas on long scoring drives, Bergeron and Brown battered Wyoming and delivered the knockout blow late in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Bergeron ripped a 53-yard run up the middle from the Texas nine, then capped the drive with a 17-yard touchdown, his second of the night, with 8:48 to play.
Bergeron finished with 110 yards and two touchdowns and Brown ran for 105 yards and a third-quarter touchdown for Texas.
"The more the game wears on, those guys can make some plays by breaking tackles," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "You want to just keep bringing it."
Robert Herron had touchdown catches of 82 and 22 yards for Wyoming (0-1). Cowboys quarterback Brett Smith passed for 276 yards but threw two interceptions in the second quarter that set up Texas touchdowns.
"I can't make those stupid mistakes because against a team like that, they're going to capitalize on it," Smith said. "I can't put the defense in holes like that."
Ash, who won the starting job over Case McCoy after those two shared starts in 2011, was an efficient 20-of-27 passing for 156 yards and a touchdown to Jaxon Shipley.
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