Texas Postgame Notes

By NU Athletic Communications
Cortney Grixby broke up this pass attempt from UT's Colt McCoy to Limas Sweed.
Cortney Grixby broke up this pass attempt from UT's Colt McCoy to Limas Sweed.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Texas vs. Nebraska
Postgame Notes
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006
Memorial Stadium Lincoln, Neb.

Team Notes
Texas has won three straight games versus Nebraska and leads the series, 7-4.

Texas leads the series in Lincoln, 4-1.

Texas leads the series between the teams as conference opponents, 6-1.

Texas has won 11 of its last 12 games against ranked opponents.

Texas extended its school-record road winning streak to 16 games and has won 28 of its last 29 on the road.

Texas extended its record Big 12 winning streak to 19 games and record Big 12 road winning streak to 12 games.

Texas won its 45th Big 12 game since 2000, now two ahead of the nearest team on the list, Oklahoma (43).

Texas is 77-1 win outrushing its opponent in the Mack Brown era.

Texas is 67-6 when scoring first in the Mack Brown era.

Texas is 59-5 when forcing more turnovers than its opponent in the Mack Brown era.

Texas is 86-5 when scoring more than 20 points in the Mack Brown era.

Texas has at least one interception in five consecutive games.

Texas has forced 13 turnovers in the last three games, compared to nine in the first five games.

Texas has held its opponents scoreless on their opening drives in 22 of the last 23 games.

Texas’ fourth-quarter scoring drive of 8:06 is the second-longest of the Mack Brown era (9:04 vs. Iowa State, 2002).

Texas held Nebraska to 38 rushing yards on 24 carries, an average of 1.58 yards per carry. Nebraska entered the game ranked 11th in the nation in rushing offense (207.7 ypg).

Individual Notes

Ryan Bailey

Bailey’s fourth-quarter FG was the first attempt and make of his career.

Justin Blalock

Blalock made his 46th consecutive start, putting him alone in second on UT’s career list behind Dan Neil (49, 1993-96).

Jamaal Charles

With 63 yards rushing, Charles moved into 26th place on UT’s all-time rushing list with 1,404 yards, passing Billy Quinn (1,366, 1952-54) and Ted Koy (1967-69).

Charles has rushed for at least 60 yards in all seven games in which he has played.

Quan Cosby

Cosby’s 78-yard return of the opening kickoff is a career long. It is the longest kickoff return by a Texas player since a 97-yard return by Selvin Young against New Mexico State in 2003.

Cosby’s second-quarter TD reception was his first of the season and the second of his career.

Cosby has logged receptions in all eight games this season and 13 consecutive games dating back to last season.

Tim Crowder

With a first-quarter sack, Crowder has 8.5 for the season and 17 for his career. 
Excluding the Horns game against NCAA Div. I-AA Sam Houston State where he saw
limited action, he has recorded 15 tackles for loss, including seven sacks, 
over the last five games.

Jermichael Finley

Finley’s four receptions are a new career high.

Finley has now caught two passes in four of the last five games and has 12 receptions for 149 yards and two TDs in that span.

Marcus Griffin

Griffin’s fourth-quarter fumble recovery was the first of his career.

Michael Griffin

Griffin’s second-quarter INT was his second this season and the sixth of his career.

Greg Johnson

Johnson’s second-quarter blocked PAT snapped a personal streak of 68 consecutive made, which began at Vanderbilt with 27.

Johnson’s second-quarter punt of 53 yards is UT career long for him. He had a 70-yard punt while at Vanderbilt in 2002.

Johnson’s first-quarter field goal was his second of the season.

Aaron Lewis

Lewis’ second quarter forced fumble was the second this season and of his career. The ensuing recovery by Lewis was his third this season and of his career.

Colt McCoy

McCoy’s two TD passes give him 20 this season, putting him alone in first place on UT’s freshman single-season passing TD list, passing Major Applewhite (18, 1998).

The 20 TD passes also put him alone in ninth place on UT’s career passing TDs list, passing Todd Dodge (18, 1983-85).

McCoy’s 55-yard TD pass to Limas Sweed was his fifth TD pass of 50 or more yards this season and his fourth in the last four games.

With 230 yards of total offense, McCoy moved to fourth on UT’s freshman single-season list with 1,555 total yards, passing Peter Gardere (1,388, 1989) and James Brown (1,403, 1994).

McCoy has now thrown a TD pass in eight consecutive games, third on the UT career list for consecutive games with a passing TD.

McCoy has thrown at least one TD pass in all eight of his collegiate games.

McCoy logged his seventh career multi-TD pass game.

McCoy set season highs for completions with 25.

He recorded his third career 200-yard passing game.

Billy Pittman

Pittman has at least three receptions in both of his last two games.

Pittman has caught a pass in seven consecutive games, and has at least two receptions in five of those.

Aaron Ross

Ross’ fourth-quarter forced fumble is his third this season and the fourth of his career.

Jordan Shipley

Shipley has now caught at least two passes in three of the last four games.

Limas Sweed

Sweed set a new career high with 119 yards receiving, bettering his previous mark of 111 versus North Texas this season.

Sweed tied his career high with eight receptions (USC, 2005).

Sweed’s second-quarter TD reception was ninth this season, tying him for third on UT’s single-season list with Roy Williams (2003) and Wane McGarity (1998). It was the 14th of Sweed’s career, tying him Wane McGarity (1995-98) and Johnny "Lam" Jones (1976-79).

Sweed has now caught a TD pass in six consecutive games and in seven of eight this season.

Sweed’s second-quarter 55-yard TD reception was his third of 50 or more yards this season.

Sweed has at least six receptions in each of his last two games and has twice had seven this season (Iowa State).

Sweed has caught a pass in 13 consecutive games and at least two in 12 of those. He has at least three receptions in six of eight games this season.

Sweed has caught a pass in 29 of his 32 games.

Selvin Young

With 50 yards rushing, Young moved into 22nd place on UT’s all-time rushing list with 1,525, passing Richard Ochoa (1,494, 1950-52) and James Saxton (1959-61).

Attendance: 85,187, a Memorial Stadium record.

Game Captains: Tim Crowder, Aaron Ross, Kasey Studdard, Selvin Young

Coin Toss: Nebraska won the toss and deferred to second half. Nebraska kicks off and defends the north goal.


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