Despite a slow start on offense, Texas entered the locker room at halftime with a 14-3 lead over Kansas.
The Longhorns failed to score on their first two drives of the game, and they were ready to punt again on their third possession before a running into the kicker penalty against Kansas gave them a new set of downs. Texas took advantage by turning in a 15-play, 92-yard drive completed by a two-yard touchdown run by junior running back Malcolm Brown.
Brown added another rushing touchdown from three-yards out with 2:31 remaining in the second quarter to extend the Texas lead to 14-0. Brown rushed for 43 yards in the half, while sophomore running back Johnathan Gray led the Longhorns with 47 yards on the ground.
Senior quarterback Case McCoy overcame an early interception to throw for 120 yards on 13-of-17 passing. Junior wide receiver Jaxon Shipley also enjoyed a strong first half, hauling in four receptions for a team-high 62 yards.
Kansas kicker Ron Doherty connected on a 21-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to cut the Texas lead to 14-3.