Live from the press box: Colorado
Oct. 10, 2009
9:15 p.m. (6:12 p.m.) - Fozzy Whittaker's 12-yard TD run capped a six-play, 50-yard drive, covering 2:07 on the clock.
9:11 p.m. (8:13 p.m.) - Jordan Shipley has his third consecutive game with 10 or more receptions.
9:05 p.m. (9:50 - 4th Q) - Texas' four kickoff/punt returns for a TD are a school record. The Horns had two apiece in 1973, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008
8:55 p.m. (12:29 - 4th Q) - Jordan Shipley's 74-yard punt return for a TD marks his second of the season and the third of his career. It is the third-longest punt return for a TD in school history.
8:42 p.m. (2:56 - 3rd Q) - Earl Thomas' INT at the 4:55 marked the third consecutive game he recorded an INT.
8:39 p.m. (3:10 - 3rd Q) - Blake Gideon's INT was the second of his career. It marked the second consecutive game he logged an interception.
8:36 p.m. (4:47 - 3rd Q) - Earl Thomas' INT was his fourth of the season and the sixth of his career.
8:34 p.m. (4:55 - 3rd Q) - Earl Thomas' 92-yard INT return for a TD is tied for the second longest in school history and the longest since 1936.
8:21 p.m. (8:49 - 3rd Q) - Ben Wells blocked punt return for a TD marked the fourth game in this season the Longhorns have a special teams TD. It is Wells' first career TD.
8:14 p.m. (10:53 - 3rd Q) - Colt McCoy has 207 passing yards. It marks the 34th time in his career he eclipsed the 200-yard mark in a game.
8:00 p.m. (Halftime) - Colt McCoy passed Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech - 12,263) for 12th place on the NCAA career total offense list. McCoy currently has 12,353 yards of total offense.
7:52 p.m. (Halftime) - Vondrell McGee has four receptions through the first half. His career high was three receptions on two separate occasions.
7:50 p.m. (Halftime) - Jordan Shipley's halftime numbers are seven receptions for 103 yards. It markes his third consecutive 100-yard receiving game. He now has 175 career receptions, fourth on UT's all-time list passing Kwame Cavil (174). He is two receptions shy of Mike Adams for third place on the list.
7:37 p.m. (0:46 - 2nd Q) - Jordan Shipley's 39-yard TD pass from Colt McCoy capped an eight-play, 78-yard drive, taking 2:00 off the clock. It's McCoy's 10th TD pass of the season and the 95th of his career. It's Shipley's third of the season and the 23rd of his career.
7:29 p.m. (2:51 - 2nd Q) - Texas hasn't trailed at halftime of a game since last season's Fiesta Bowl when the Longhorns trailed Ohio State, 6-3, at the intermission.
7:08 p.m. (12:10 - 2nd Q) - Today's announced paid attendance is 101,152, the 57th consecutive sellout at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
7:06 p.m. (12:10 - 2nd Q) - The blocked field goal marked the first time the Longhorns had entered the red zone in 2009 and not come away with points. The Longhorns had 16 TDs and 8 FGs on 24 prior red zone appearances.
6:56 p.m. (End of 1st Q) - Jordan Shipley ended the quarter with five receptions for 60 yards. He is currently one reception shy of Kwame Cavil for fourth place on the UT career reception list with 173.
6:53 p.m. (1:17 - 1st Q) - Jordan Shipley already has four receptions for 53 yards.
6:42 p.m. - Hunter Lawrence's 32-yard field goal capped a 14-play, 64-yard drive, taking 5:58 off the clock. Lawrence is 9-of-10 on the season on field goal attempts.
6:40 p.m. - Texas scored on the opening drive for the fourth time in five games this season. They have two TDs and two FGs on opening drives in 2009.
6:22 p.m. - Colorado calls tails. Coin lands heads. Texas defers to the second half. Colorado elects to receive. Texas elects to defend south end zone.
6:01 p.m. - After four games, Texas is averaging 314.0 passing yards per game (ninth NCAA) and 207.3 rushing yards (21st NCAA). UT is one of just three teams nationally that is averaging at least 300 yards passing and 200 yards rushing.
5:51 p.m. - Texas is one of just eight teams nationally that is perfect in the red zone, having gone 23-of-23 this season. The Horns have scored 16 TDs and kicked seven FGs.
5:43 p.m. - Texas is one of just eight teams nationally that ranks in the Top 25 in both third-down offense and third-down defense. The Horns rank 21st nationally on offense, having converted 29-of-61 third downs (47.5%), while the defense ranks second after allowing just 12 conversions on 57 attempts (21.1%).
5:33 p.m. - This is the 18th meeting between Texas and Colorado. Texas leads the series 10-7, and has won four straight and six of the past seven meetings.
5:30 p.m. - It's overcast at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The current weather conditions are 59 degrees. Winds out of the NNE at 6-10 MPH.