Texas vs. UNT: Longhorns lead 21-0 at halftime

Stefan Scrafield

A dominant effort by the Longhorn defense has given Texas a 21-0 halftime lead over the North Texas Mean Green at Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Walk-on safety Dylan Haines and veteran linebacker Jordan Hicks both recorded interceptions and the Longhorn defense held the Mean Green to just 31 yards on 27 plays in the first 30 minutes.

Offensively, the Longhorns struggled to get in rhythm early on, failing to score on each of their first two drives. But senior running back Malcolm Brown finally got the Longhorns on the board with 4:06 to go, plunging over the right side of the offensive line for the score.

Senior quarterback David Ash, who started the night just two of six through the air, found his stride in the second quarter, leading the Longhorns on two more touchdown drives.

First, Brown plunged in for his second score of the game and then Ash took it in himself to give the Longhorns a three-score lead heading into the locker room.