ONE MO DOWN
Fast starts rarely come any faster than the one the Longhorns had against Mizzou.
Three possessions and three TDs. Just what the doctor ordered.
Colt McCoy was doing all the operating, and he was a man possessed. He never saw the fourth quarter, but he didn't need to.
With a 26-of-31 effort for 269 yards and three TDs and only one pick in the first three quarters, he earned a slow finish standing on the sideline watching his team finish off a 41-7 victory.
Now if the "fast start" muscle memory will just stick with the Longhorns for another week until after the Oklahoma State game.
"Experts" probably pegged that one as their "upset special" weeks ago.
And to be sure, Stillwater is a tougher crowd than Columbia, and the Cowboys a much tougher team than the Tigers.
But the key phrase - "control their own destiny" - hasn't lost any of its meaning.