Horns pull away from Buffs in second half

October 10, 2009 8:08:17 PM PDT
Earl Thomas returned an interception 92 yards for a touchdown and Ben Wells recovered a blocked punt for another score to help No. 2 Texas pull away from Colorado in the second half for a 38-14 win Saturday night. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

Jordan Shipley returned a punt for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Longhorns (5-0, 2-0 Big 12), who can now look ahead to next weekend's showdown with No. 19 Oklahoma.

Colorado (1-4, 0-1) led 14-3 behind tough defense and two first-half touchdown passes by Cody Hawkins that quieted the home crowd and even drew some boos.

Shipley caught a 39-yard TD with 46 seconds left in the first half and Wells' touchdown on the punt block by Marquise Goodwin put Texas up 17-14 in the third before Thomas' interception return.

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