Oct. 11, 2009
Offensive Player of the Game: Jordan Shipley
Boss Hawg: Adam Ulatoski
Biggest Contributors: Colt McCoy
Great Play: Fozzy Whittaker
Defensive Player of the Game: Lamarr Houston, Kheeston Randall, Ben Alexander
Hard Hat: Blake Gideon
Great Play: Earl Thomas
Ball Hawks: Blake Gideon, Earl Thomas
Special Teams Honors
Special Teams Players of Game: Marquise Goodwin, Jordan Shipley
"The Red River Rivalry is always a fun game week. (ESPN) GameDay will be there again and it's a nationally televised game that has a bowl-like atmosphere at mid-season. This is a game the fans and media talk about year round so we're always excited when it gets here. It's tougher to coach the games before and after this one but when this week is here, it's not hard to get there attention. I watched the Baylor game and Sam Bradford looked like he did last year. We will need to be ready to play our best game. We need to get in a great week of work."
"We're happy to be 5-0 and excited that when you look at the numbers, we're at the exact same place as we were last year on offense and improved on defense. We've got a lot of work to do and room for improvement, so it's encouraging to be able to put those first five games in perspective with what we did last year and see we're at a good place."
Texas has allowed just 180 yards of offense (on 108 plays/1.7 yards per play) over the last two games. That's the fewest yards in a two game stretch in Longhorns history. The 53 yards allowed vs. UTEP were the second-fewest in UT history while the 127 against Colorado ranked 17th. It marked the firsttime in since 1952 that Texas held back-to-back opponents to less than 130 yards.
Texas has allowed just 59 rushing yards on 51 attempts (0.9 ypc) over the past two games. UT's opponents have completed just 18-of-49 passes (36.7%) for 129 yards and two TDs (six interceptions) during that stretch. That works out to a 47.8 QB rating.
Colt McCoy moved into 11th place on the NCAA all-time total offense list with 12,423 yards and needs 196 yards to move into the top 10. His 95-career TD passes are tied for No. 11 in NCAA history and he needs four to move into the top 10.
McCoy registered his 14th straight 200-yard passing game and extended his streak to 22 straight games with a TD pass.
McCoy will become just the third quarterback in UT history to start four games in the Red River Rivalry. The others are Peter Gardere (1989-92) and James Brown (1994-97).