Looks like the Statesman noticed what everybody else did while watching the Iowa State game. The Texas offense did really well when the play called had broken down.
This is something that Texas practices. To his credit Greg Davis has the players do drills to simulate whenever a team blitzes or someone misses a block. He also estimates about half of a team's explosive plays come off broken plays.
The players should try letting a play break down on purpose. Or maybe they already have.
"Later in the quarter, offensive coordinator Greg Davis called for a rarely-run screen to a tailback. But McCoy correctly noted that if he could slip past the initial rush, he'd probably run for a huge gain."