Live from the press box: UTEP
Sept. 26, 2009
5:31 p.m. (14:55 - 4th Q) - Texas intercepted four passes in a game for the first time since the 2007 Baylor game.
5:06 p.m. (4:50 - 3rd Q) - Cody Johnson scored his fifth TD of the season and the 17th of his career. The 18-yard TD run capped an 8-play, 66-yard drive, covering 3:08 on the clock.
5:05 p.m. (4:50 - 3rd Q) - Vondrell McGee recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game. He currently has 104 yards on eight carries.
4:59 p.m. (7:58 - 3rd Q) - Blake Gideon's INT was the first of his career.
4:52 p.m. (10:22 - 3rd Q) - Vondrell McGee's 51-yard run was a career long.
4:50 p.m. (12:00 - 3rd Q) - Jordan Shipley has 10 receptions in a game for the second consecutive contest. He has five 10-plus reception games for his career.
4:29 p.m. (halftime) - Texas' 47 points is the most in the first half by a Longhorns' squad since taking a 52-0 halftime lead against Kansas on Nov. 12, 2005.
4:17 p.m. (1:11 - 2nd Q) - Colt McCoy's 15-yard TD pass to Dan Buckner was his ninth of the season and the 94th of his career. It was Buckner's fourth TD catch of the season and the sixth of his career. It capped a 2-play, 13-yard drive, covering 0:37 on the clock.
4:10 p.m. (2:45 - 2nd Q) - Vondrell McGee's 23-yard TD run was his second of the season and the 14th of his career. The TD capped a five play, 54-yard drive, covering 1:26 on the clock.
4:08 p.m. (2:53 - 2nd Q) - Jordan Shipley already has eight catches for 106 yards. He second 100-yard receiving game of the season and the fifth of his career.
4:05 p.m. (4:28 - 2nd Q) - Sam Acho's sack was his third of the season and moved his career total to 7.5.
3:51 p.m. (7:08 - 2nd Q) - Colt McCoy's 16-yard TD pass to Jordan Shipley was his eighth of the season and the 93rd of his career. It was Shipley's second TD catch of the season and the 22nd of his career. It capped a 15-play, 88-yard drive, covering 5:27 on the clock.
3:46 p.m. (9:30 - 2nd Q) - Colt McCoy currently has 13 rushing yards in the game. The tally allows him to pass No. 30 Terry Orr (1,279) and No. 31 Priest Holmes (1,276) on the UT career rushing list. He now stands in 30th place with 1,282 yards.
3:41 p.m. (12:15 - 2nd Q) - With his 23-yard pass to Jordan Shipley, Colt McCoy became the 15th player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to amass over 12,000 yards of total offense in a career.
3:31 p.m. (14:11 - 2nd Q) - Hunter Lawrence improved to 7-of-7 on the season and 17-of-19 for his career.
3:15 p.m. (4:19 - 1st Q) - Colt McCoy's 36-yard TD pass to Dan Buckner was his seventh of the season and the 92nd of his career. It was Buckner's third TD catch of the season and the fifth of his career. It capped a 6-play, 73 yard drive, covering 2:44 on the clock.
3:12 p.m. (7:03 - 1st Q) - Earl Thomas' interception with 7:03 remaining in the first quarter was his second of the season and the fourth of his career.
3:07 p.m. (7:18 - 1st Q) - Hunter Lawrence connected on a 20-yard field goal to move to 6-of-6 on field goals kicks for the year. Earlier he missed an extra-point attempt, snapping his streak of 76 consecutive made PAT kicks.
2:59 p.m. (11;00 - 1st Q) - D.J. Monroe became the first player in UT history to return two kickoffs for a TD in a career.
2:45 p.m. (12:20 - 1st Q) - Tre' Newton's 3-yard TD run was his third of the season. It capped a four-play, 16-yard drive, taking 1:16 off the clock.
2:44 p.m. (13:36 - 1st Q) - Sergio Kindle's forced fumble was his second of the season and second of his career. He also recorded his second sack of the season and moved his career total to 12.5.
2:38 p.m. - Coin Toss - UTEP calls tails, coin lands tails. UTEP elects to receive. Texas elects to defend the South End Zone.
2:21 p.m. - Former Horn Steve McMichael was just honored on-field for his induction in the College Football Hall of Fame.
1:53 p.m. - All the Horns have taken the field for pre-game stretching and position drills.
1:40 p.m. - Texas is 3-0 all-time against UTEP, including a 42-13 win last season in El Paso. Texas is 15-0 against teams in Conference USA in the Mack Brown era and 151-51-8 all-time.
1:33 p.m. - Texas' kickers, punters, long snappers and return men are on the FieldTurf of Joe Jamail Field going through their pre-game routine.
1:30 p.m. - It's a beautiful day at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The current weather conditions are 84 degrees and partly cloudy with calm winds.