Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/18/14
Leading 7-0 late in the first half against No. 15 Texas, New Mexico State found itself in the unlikeliest of positions in front of nearly 100,000 fans on the road. But that brief spark of excitement in a new season under a new coach quickly turned into the same old result. A rout. David Ash threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Longhorns shook off a slow start and rolled to a 56-7 win Saturday night, snuffing out the Aggies' early lead with 35 points on 15 plays in the second and third quarters. ''It's a game of momentum and they got momentum on their side. After they got that, (plus) 100,000 screaming fans, it's kind of hard to recover from,'' New Mexico State linebacker Clint Barnard said. Ash threw two interceptions in the second quarter and the Longhorns' new up-tempo offense stalled as the Aggies grabbed the lead. Ash then connected on touchdown passes of 54 and 66 yards to John Harris and Daje Johnson in the final two minutes of the first half. Still the ...
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