No. 7/6 Texas 58, Rice 14
September 22, 2007
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium -- Austin, Texas
TEXAS TEAM NOTES
· Texas is 53-0 when rushing for 200 or more yards during the Mack Brown era.
· Texas scored 50 or more points for the 31st time during the Mack Brown era.
· Texas produced its 30th game of 500 or more yards of total offense under Mack Brown (there are 53 500+ yard games in school annals).
· Texas has registered 200 yards both passing and rushing 37 times under Mack Brown and Greg Davis.
· Texas has scored at least 25 points in 33 of its last 37 games.
· Texas' 58 points was the most points by the Longhorns since posting 63 against Baylor last season.
· Texas' 58 points are the most points scored against Rice since UCLA put up 63 points in the 2005 season opener (Sept. 10) in Pasadena, Calif.
· Texas' defense held an opponent to negative rushing yardage for the fifth time since 1990, with all five coming during the Mack Brown era.
· Texas has won 23 of its last 25 games in the month of September and 30 of their last 34.
· Texas leads the all-time series vs. Rice 68-21-1. The Longhorns have won nine in a row and 37 of the last 38 meetings.
· Texas scored 50 or more points in each of the last three meetings against Rice.
· Texas scored 40 or more points in the first half against Rice for the third time in the last five meetings (42 in 2005 and 41 in 2003).
· Texas had at least three players with five or more receptions for the third time in 2007.
· Texas is 38-4 (.905) against teams from within the state's borders under Mack Brown, including winning 21 of their last 22 against other Texas schools.
· Texas logged 40 or more points in a half for the first time since posting 42 points in the first half against Sam Houston State in 2006.
· Texas logged over 300 yards of total offense in the first half of a game for the first time since logging 302 against Sam Houston State in 2006.
· Texas is 50-5 (.909) in home games during the Mack Brown era.
· Texas produced 400 yards of total offense for the 53rd time in the last 80 games.
· Texas is 74-2 (.974) when recording 400 or more total yards under Mack Brown.
· Texas moved to 93-9 (.912) in the Mack Brown era when scoring 20 or more points.
· Texas is 71-7 (.910) when scoring first under Mack Brown.
· Texas is 81-7 (.920) when leading at the half under Mack Brown.
· Texas has gone 101 games without giving up a punt return for a TD.
· The 52-yard Colt McCoy-to-Limas Sweed pass in the second quarter was UT's longest pass of the season.
· Texas had two pass completions for 40 or more yards for the first time since Quan Cosby (51 from Colt McCoy) and Jermichael Finley (40 from McCoy) accomplished the feat against Oklahoma State in 2006. It is the fourth time in the last two seasons UT has accomplished the feat, including last year's Baylor and Sam Houston State games.
TEXAS INDIVIDUAL NOTES
· Bailey's 52-yard field goal was the longest of his career, eclipsing two kicks of 43 yards (2006 Alamo Bowl and earlier in this game).
· Bailey's 52-yard field goal was the first field goal of longer than 50 yards by a UT player since Dusty Mangum hit a 52-yarder against Texas A&M (Nov. 26, 2004).
· Bailey has made 25 consecutive PAT kicks.
· Bailey's 52-yard field goal is the longest made field goal against the Owls since UCLA's Justin Medlock kicked a 51-yarder vs. Rice last season in the Rose Bowl. The longest field goal against Rice occurred when Keith Robinson nailed a 59-yarder vs. Rice in 2002.
· With his career-high equaling three TD runs, Charles has six rushing TDs on the season, 24 rushing TDs for his career and 27 overall TDs.
· Charles has scored at least one TD in each of the last eight games.
· Charles has seven TDs in his three career games against Rice.
· Charles' three TD rushes put him in 12th place on UT's career list for rushing TDs with 24.
· Chiles' 72 rushing yards was the most by a Texas QB since Vince Young ran for 200 yards in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
· Cosby's TD reception with 5:20 remaining in the first quarter was his first of the season and the fifth of his career.
· Cosby has recorded a reception in 22 consecutive games.
· Cosby has recorded three or more receptions in nine consecutive games.
· Finley has recorded at least one reception in each of his last 11 games.
· Finley has recorded two or more receptions in 13 of his last 15 games.
· Finley moved into a tie with Stephen Clark for ninth place on UT's career list for most receptions by a tight end with 46.
· Griffin's interception early in the second quarter was his first of the season and the second of his career.
· Houston's sack late in the second quarter was his second of the season.
· Jones' sack early in the second quarter was the first unassisted sack of his career and gave him 1.5 on the season.
· Jones has logged five or more receptions in all four of UT's games in 2007.
· Jones' 29 receptions on the season ties him with Kwame Cavil (1999) for the school record for the most receptions through the first four games of a season.
· McCoy's 295 passing yards in the first half ranks as the second-highest one-half total in UT history behind Major Applewhite's 314 yards in the first half against Stanford in 1999.
· With his 333 passing yards, McCoy eclipsed the 300-yard mark for passing yards for first time in 2007 and the third time in his career.
· McCoy's 333 passing yards was 13 yards shy of the career-high 346 yards he threw for against Oklahoma State in 2006.
· McCoy eclipsed the 200-yard mark for the fifth consecutive game and the 10th time in his 17 career games.
· McCoy has thrown at least one TD in 15 of his 17 career games.
· McCoy has thrown at least two TDs in 12 of his 17 career games.
· With his three TD passes, McCoy moved to seven on the season and 36 for his career.
· McCoy eclipsed the 300-completion plateau for his career and he now has 316 in his two seasons.
· McCoy owns a 14-3 career record and is one victory shy of Donnie Little (15) for 10th place on UT's list for QB victories.
· McGee's TD run with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter was his second of the season.
· McGee logged a career-high 80 rushing yards, topping his five yards against TCU. He also registered a new career-long with a 38-yard scamper in the third quarter.
· McGee's 80 rushing yards were the most by a UT freshman since Jamaal Charles rushed for 116 yards against Oklahoma in 2005.
· Muckelroy's interception with 1:12 remaining in the second quarter was his first of his career.
· Ogbannaya's 35-yard reception in the second quarter was the longest of his career.
· Ogbannaya logged a career-high 45 receiving yards for the game, eclipsing the 23 yards he logged against Sam Houston State in 2006.
· Okam's sack late in the second quarter gave him 2.5 on the season and 7.5 for his career.
· Sweed started his 37th consecutive game.
· Sweed's 139 receiving yards marked a career high, topping his 119 yards against Nebraska.
· Sweed equaled a career-high two TD receptions. He accomplished the feat once as a sophomore and twice as a junior.
· Sweed's two TD receptions gave him three for the season and 20 for his career.
· Sweed moved into fifth place on UT's list for career receiving yards, passing Tony Jones (1,842). Sweed ended the game with 1,876 yards for his career.
· Sweed logged 100 or more receiving yards for the first time this season and the fifth time in his career.
· Sweed has caught at least one pass in 22 consecutive games and 38 of 41 career games.
RICE TEAM NOTES
· True freshmen, Todd Mohr (Houston, Texas) and Justin Hill (Corinth, Texas) made their first career starts today vs. Texas. Hill started at running back, while Mohr started on the defensive line.
· Freshman Joseph Leary's (Copperas Cove, Texas) recovery of Jamaal Charles' fumble on Texas' first possession was the first of his career.
· All-America wide receiver Jarett Dillard (San Antonio) has now caught at least two passes in all 28 games of his Rice career. He also became the third Rice wide receiver in school history to have amassed over 2,000 receiving yards. Dillard now has 2,025 career receiving yards.
· Clark Fangmeier's (Houston, Texas) 50-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter is the longest attempt of his career.
· Tyler Smith's (Cedar Park, Texas) 42-yard kick return is the longest of his career and the longest by an Owl since Mike Falco's 45-yarder vs. East Carolina last season (11/18/06).
· Quarterback/wide receiver James Casey (Azle, Texas) made his first career reception in the second quarter that gained for 16 yards.
· Tight end Taylor Wardlow's (Grapevine, Texas) 39-yard reception in the third quarter is the longest reception of his career. Wardlow previously had a 30-yarder last season vs. Troy.
· Quarterback Chase Clement (Alamo Heights, Texas), with 220 yards passing this evening, now ranks seventh on the Rice career-passing yardage chart with 3,029 yards.
· Bio Bilaye-Benibo (Corpus Christi, Texas) made his first rushing attempt tonight since his one carry (no yards vs. Houston in 2005 (Nov. 26) and it was his first positive yardage gained since the 59 yards gained vs. Tulane (Nov. 12, 2005).
· Tight end Chance Talbert (Hurst, Texas), in the fourth quarter, made his first-ever career reception.
Attendance: 84,571 -- UT's 43rd consecutive home sellout.
Game Captains: #4 Drew Kelson; #33 Scott Derry; #40 Robert Killebrew; #79 Tony Hills
Coin Toss: Rice wins the toss; Rice defers to the second half; Texas elects to receive; Rice elects to defend the South goal.