Defense propels No. 8 Texas over Texas State 59-27

Cam Ridley scored 14 points and No. 8 Texas used an overwhelming defensive performance to beat Texas State 59-27 on Saturday night.

Texas allowed its fewest points since 1946 and gave up just nine points in the first half, the fewest allowed by the Longhorns in at least 65 years.

The Longhorns played their first game since a rugged matchup with No. 1 Kentucky a week earlier when they for the only time this season. Texas had its own struggles on offense early against Texas State, but closed the first half with a 13-2 run to put the game all but out of reach.

Javan Felix scored 10 points for Texas (8-1).

Cameron Naylor had eight points for Texas State (5-2), which played its first and only game of the season against an opponent from a major conference.