WATCH: Defensive line leads dominant first quarter for Texas defense

Barryn Sorrell started the game on a mission early in the first half. In a surprising twist, the Texas defense is keeping the Longhorns in the game early.

The Texas offense played an uncharacteristically incompetent first quarter. Bijan Robinson missed running lanes, while Quinn Ewers couldn’t find a receiver who could hold onto the ball. Despite it all, the Texas defense hung in and made impressive early plays.

On second-and-long with the ball on the Texas 38-yard line, Pete Kwiatkowski unleashed Sorrell and Moro Ojomo into the backfield, taking down TCU quarterback Max Duggan.

On an earlier play, Sorrell and Ovie Oghoufo slammed the pocket on Duggan forcing a punt on the third down play.

Pete Kwiatkowski’s first quarter might be his best of performance of the year. Here’s a look at defensive highlights from the first quarter.

3rd and 7

2nd and 13

There he goes again

Stopping the run

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire