Nov. 5, 2011
Box Score |
#25 Texas 52, Texas Tech 20
November 05, 2011
Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - Austin, Texas
Game Captains: #1 Keenan Robinson, #21 Blake Gideon, #41 Jamison Berryhill, #72 Mason Walters
Coin Toss: Texas won the coin toss and deferred to the second half ... Texas Tech elected to receive and defend the north end zone.
Texas leads the all-time series with Texas Tech, 46-15, have won 11 of the last 13 matchups and are 29-5 against the Red Raiders in Austin.
UT is 41-8 (.837) at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field against Big 12 opponents. Overall UT is 72-12 (.857) under Mack Brown in home games.
Mack Brown has an 85-24 all-time record in Big 12 games. The 85 wins are the second most since 1998 for any Big 12 school. Texas has a 54-15 record in its last 69 Big 12 games.
The 52 points gave Texas three games this season with 40 or more points in a game.
The 52 points marks Texas' first 50-point game since scoring 51 against Florida Atlantic (51-17) on Nov. 21, 2010 and the most points since scoring 64 against UTEP (64-7) on Sep. 26, 2009.
Texas' 595 yards of total offense is tied for the 22nd-best effort in school history and marks the second consecutive game with 590 or more. The 1,185 yards of total offense is the most in back-to-back games since the Horns rolled up 1,262 total yards in consecutive games against Baylor (645) and Kansas (617) in 2005.
Texas scored 31 points in the first half, marking the second time this season they have scored 30 or more points before halftime. The Longhorns also had 34 points in the first half against Iowa State.
The Longhorns recorded over 500 yards of total offense for the second straight game and third time this season. It is the 71st 500-yard game in school history.
UT outgained Texas Tech 439-30 in rushing yards for the game. Texas is averaging 370.3 rushing yards over the last three games. Texas has rushed for over 200 yards in five of the eight games this season with over 400 in each of the last two contests.
This marked the first time since 1977 that Texas has posted 400 or more rushing yards in back-to-back games. The Longhorns had 442 against Virginia and 516 against Rice in that 1977 season.
The Longhorns have not allowed a touchdown on the opening possession this season. Texas Tech penalties took away a touchdown pass and backed the Red Raiders up from the two-yard line to the 22-yard line. A Texas pass interference call in the end zone kept the drive alive for Texas Tech but the Longhorns held the Red Raiders to a 29-yard field goal. Overall the drive took wound up covering 7:04 on the clock with 16 plays for 71 yards. There were five total penalties on the drive with three for Texas Tech and two for Texas. It is the third time in eight games a Texas opponent made a field goal on its first offensive possession.
UT scored on its first five possessions of the first half with the streak ending only when they ran out the clock to end the half. Texas started with a field goal on the opening drive and then scored touchdowns on four straight possessions. The Longhorns continued the success into the second half, driving down field for touchdowns on each of the first three drives before running out the clock at the end of the game. Overall Texas scored on seven of the nine overall drives with the other two being when they chose to run out the clock in each half.
The Texas Tech touchdown in the third quarter was the first touchdown allowed by the Texas defense since the third quarter of the Oklahoma State game. UT had held its opponents out of the end zone for eight consecutive quarters during that span.
The Longhorns ran for 237 yards in the first half compared to Texas Tech rushing for negative eight yards. It is the second straight game the Longhorns have had at least 200 rushing yards at halftime as they recorded 207 against Kansas last week. Kansas also managed just six rushing yards a week ago so Texas has given up negative two rushing yards in the first half over the last two games.
Texas tallied six rushing touchdowns in the game. The last time the Longhorns scored six rushing touchdowns in a game was in 2007 against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
UT ran for four rushing touchdowns in the first half. The last time Texas had four rushing touchdowns in one half was in 2008 in the second half against Texas A&M. The last time it happened in the first half was against Baylor in 2005.
Texas ran the "Wild Fozzy" formation, a direct snap to RB Fozzy Whittaker, a total of seven times, scoring three touchdowns. Whittaker kept it five times for 41 yards and two touchdowns, handed off to D.J. Monroe for a 12-yard rushing touchdown and threw an incomplete pass.
Mack Brown ERA MARKS
UT is now 85-24 in Big 12 Conference play
UT is now 117-5 when outrushing an opponent
UT is now 72-1 when rushing for more than 200 yards
UT is now 107-5 when recording more than 400 total yards of offense
UT is now 131-17 when scoring more than 20 points
UT is now 115-8 when leading at halftime
True freshman David Ash attempted just seven passes, completing four of them for 125 yards. He also added four runs for 59 yards.
Ash had a 47-yard run to end the first quarter. It was longest run of the season for the Longhorns until Joe Bergeron broke a 51-yarder in the second quarter. The previous long was 11 yards more than a 36-yard carry by Fozzy Whittaker against UCLA. Ash had just 14 career rushing yards on 46 attempts entering the game with a previous long of 23 yards against Oklahoma State.
On his 19th birthday, true freshman Joe Bergeron rushed for a season-high 191 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries for his second straight 100-yard game.
Bergeron tied a school record for rushing touchdowns in a single game by a freshman, matching the three touchdowns in one game by Cody Johnson (Oklahoma, 2008), Jamaal Charles (Rice, 2005) and Butch Hadnot (Houston, 1990). Bergeron scored on runs of nine, five and 12 yards to give him five rushing touchdowns this season.
The 191 rushing yards rank second most by a freshman in school history and is just the 11th time a Texas freshman has rushed for at least 150 yards in a game. The total was the most by any Texas player since 2007 when Jamaal Charles had 290 yards on 33 carries against Nebraska.
He had 113 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries in the first half. It is the second straight week Texas has had a runner reach 100 yards in the first half as Malcolm Brown rushed for 103 yards on 23 attempts against Kansas last Saturday. In the first half, Bergeron averaged 9.4 yards per carry. For the season he is averaging 7.8 yards per rush.
He scampered 51 yards on one run in the second quarter for the longest run of the season for Texas. His previous season long was 35 against Kansas. He has four carries of 20 or more yards this season.
Davis caught two passes for 72 yards, the only two completions in the first half for the Longhorns. Davis had catches of 24 and 48 yards. He has five receptions of 40 or more yards this season.
Diggs finished with six tackles and three pass breakups in the game. The three pass breakups were a season high and give him nine for the season.
Goodwin tallied 82 yards on just three touches with one catch for 37 yards and two rush attempts for 45 yards.
Senior safety Blake Gideon has now started in 47 consecutive games, tying him for fourth most consecutive starts in school history with Tim Crowder. The school record for consecutive starts is 53 by Colt McCoy (2006-09).
Jeffcoat continued his tear on the defensive line with five tackles, two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the first half. In his last four games, he has posted eight tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
McCoy threw a 31-yard touchdown pass on his only throw of the game. It was his third touchdown pass of the season.
He has still yet to throw an interception in his career on 57 attempts.
Monroe scored his first touchdown of the season and second of his career on a 12-yard carry in the second quarter.
Okafor recorded two sacks to give him a team-high five sacks on the year. He now has 7.5 career sacks and has tallied a sack in three straight games and in four of the last five.
Tucker made a 48-yard field goal on Texas' opening drive and is now 11-of-12 (.917) on field goal attempts this season and 34-of-39 (.872) for his career. Tucker is currently tied with Hunter Lawrence (34-of-39) for the highest career field goal percentage in school history. His season percentage of .917 currently ranks second highest on the single season list at UT behind Jeff Ward's .938 (15-of-16) in 1983.
White caught a 31-yard pass from McCoy for his first career touchdown reception. White has five receptions for 40 yards in his career with four catches for 35 yards this season.
Whittaker scored his fifth and sixth rushing touchdowns of the season. His touchdown runs both came on direct snaps, covering 12 and eight yards. Five of his six rushing touchdowns in 2011 have come on direct snaps. He has 12 career rushing touchdowns and a team-high nine total touchdowns this season.
He rushed for a career-high 83 yards on 10 carries. His previous best was 77 yards on 15 attempts against Baylor in 2008.
Whittaker caught one pass for 16 yards. It gave him 73 career pass receptions to move him into fourth place on UT's list for career receptions by a running back.
Whittaker ended the game with 1,218 career rushing yards to move into 34th place on UT's career rushing list.
Whittaker racked up 151 all-purpose yards to go over the 2,000-yard mark for his career. He ended the game with 2,146 all-purpose yards.