By CBSDFW.com Staff

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Casey Thompson threw five touchdowns and ran for another as Texas continued its offensive explosion since naming him the starting quarterback with a 70-35 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday.

The Longhorns have scored more than 40 points in the first half in consecutive games while mixing Thompson’s ever-expanding role as a passer with a powerful running game.

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Thompson was 18 of 23 passing for 303 yards. Bijan Robinson ran for 137 yards as the Longhorns rolled up more than 300 on the ground.

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Texas scored 70 points for the first time since 2005.

The Longhorns are set to take on TCU next Saturday at 11 a.m. while Texas Tech will go head-to-head with West Virginia at 2:30 p.m.

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