Stats that matter: New Mexico at Texas 

September, 5, 2012
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Number are said to rarely lie. It’s with that thought in mind that each week HornsNation, with a healthy assist from the ESPN Stats and Info crew, will dig into the numbers and pull three stats that could play a significant role in the outcome in Texas’ game. On game No. 2 against New Mexico:

No. 1: 75 percent scoring on drives featuring explosive plays

Texas had 108 offensive explosive plays in 2011 -- a run for 10 or more yards or a pass of 20 or more. Eighty-one of those plays directly contributed to a Longhorn score. That means if Texas rips off a run for 10 or more or a pass of 20 or more it is highly likely (75 percent chance) Texas will score on that drive.
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