Another Shipley Scores as Texas Beats Rice

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    Running back Fozzy Whittaker #2 of the Texas Longhorns runs in a fourth quarter touchdown past cornerback Bryce Callahan #29 of the Rice Owls

    Freshman Jaxon Shipley caught a touchdown pass on a trick play and Fozzy Whittaker scored twice in the fourth quarter as Texas shook off a slow start for a 34-9 season-opening win over Rice on Saturday night.

    Shipley, the younger brother of Texas career receptions leader Jordan Shipley, put the Longhorns ahead 20-9 in the third on a pass from wide receiver John Harris.

    Garrett Gilbert passed for 239 yards, with 115 going to Mike Davis in Texas' new offense under first-year coordinator Bryan Harsin. Coach Mack Brown overhauled his staff after the Longhorns went 5-7 and missed a bowl in 2010, Texas' first losing season since 1997.

    The Longhorns have beaten Rice in 40 of the last 41 meetings.

    Chris Boswell kicked three field goals for Rice.