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Longhorns want more big plays in passing game

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Texas had some big plays in their 37-17 home opening win over Wyoming, but not many through the air.

"We didn't have enough explosive plays in the passing game," said UT head coach Mack Brown.

Explosive passing plays are one's that go for 18 yards or more. Texas didn't have one.

"Obviously we'd like to have some more explosive plays passing wise, and that's something we're looking on improving," said sophomore receiver Jaxon Shipley. "We've talked about it and we know what to fix. So hopefully we'll take some more chances and we'll make some plays when our name's called."

UT quarterback David Ash was efficient in the team's win over Wyoming, completing 20 of 27 passes, but most of those throws were short. This week, he's looking forward to completing more down field.

"That just gets me excited," Ash said. "For me, what I'm working on is not hesitating. Watching on film there's a couple of times took a hitch step that throws off the timing which means the ball's going to be late. So for me that's the main thing. Is trusting my reads, trusting my feet, and getting rid of the ball."

Brown added, "On the short passes when we complete them we gotta make more yards than we're making. We also have to get more balls deep."

Texas will host New Mexico Saturday at 7pm.

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