(Eds: APNewsNow.)
AP Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The name of the game for Texas this season is tempo. As in full-throttle, no-huddle, don't-stop-to-catch-your-breath pace of play.
The plan is to put pressure on defenses by snapping the ball so fast they don't have time to substitute and force them into personnel mismatches. Coach Mack Brown's goal is to average 80 or more plays from the line of scrimmage.
As programs like Oregon and Oklahoma have shown in recent years, when the fast past is clicking, it can be overwhelming. Texas would know: the Longhorns have been blown out by the Sooners the last two years.
Texas has been working on its new offense since December under new play-caller Major Applewhite.
The No. 15 Longhorns open the season Saturday night against New Mexico State.

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Sun Devils aim to protect house vs. Cougs Arizona State has won six in a row at Sun Devil Stadium over Washington State. But will that streak come to an end this evening?
Thumbnail Freeze's Rebels eye upset win at Tiger Stadium LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron and Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze enjoy a warm, longstanding relationship. That’ll surely go by the...
Thumbnail Ohio St. vs. Penn St. Prediction Will No. 2 Ohio State be able to put up enough offense to hit the over when it takes on Penn State tonight...
Thumbnail Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Prediction Will Texas Tech hang with Oklahoma when the two schools play in a shootout tonight at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Michigan St. vs. Maryland Prediction Can Maryland find a way to upset a struggling Michigan State football team at home when they meet up...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages