Oct. 26, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas senior QB Colt McCoy has been named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for games played on Oct. 24, the conference office has announced.
McCoy's selection gives the Longhorns an honoree in each of the last six weeks they have played. Defensive tackle Lamarr Houston, LB Roddrick Muckelroy and S Earl Thomas each earned defensive honors in consecutive weeks from Sept. 12-26 with Thomas repeating on Oct. 19, while WR/KR Jordan Shipley earned special teams honors on Oct. 12.
McCoy played only three quarters in Texas' 41-7 win at Missouri, but still completed 26-of-31 passes (83.8%) for 269 yards and three TDs. He completed his first 11 passes of the game and was good on 18-of-21 (85.7%) for 213 yards and three scores in leading the Horns to a 35-7 halftime lead. He completed passes to eight different receivers and led Texas to TDs on four of its first five drives. Those four TD drives averaged nine plays and 68 yards. He tossed TD passes of eight, 13 and 34 yards, and his nine-yard run on third-and-two at the Missouri 20 setup the Horns' rushing TD in the first half.
McCoy has a 39-7 career record as a starter and is three victories shy of tying Georgia's David Greene for the all-time NCAA wins record (42). With the victory at Missouri, McCoy passed Miami's Ken Dorsey and Michigan's Rick Leach and tied Tennessee's Peyton Manning on the all-time list.
During his 46-game career, McCoy has completed 1,007-of-1,429 passes (70.5%) for 11,538 yards and 99 TDs (41 INTs) for a passer rating of 155.4. His 11,538 yards are 15th on the NCAA all-time list, his 99 TD passes are tied for ninth and his 70.5% career completion percentage would better the NCAA record of 70.4%, which is held by Colt Brennan (Hawaii).
McCoy's 1,007 completions, 1,429 attempts, 70.5 completion percentage, 11,538 yards, 99 TDs and 155.4 passer rating rank first on UT's all-time list and he is the first Longhorn to pass for more than 10,000 yards. He holds three of UT's top seven single-season marks for passing yardage (No. 1, 3,859, 2008; No. 3, 3,303, 2007; No. 7, 2,570, 2006). In combining his passing (99) and rushing (18) TDs, McCoy is tied for ninth on the NCAA list and first on UT's TD responsible for list.
In addition, McCoy has rushed for 1,327 yards and 18 TDs on 377 carries (3.5 ypc) and has rushed and passed for a TD in the same game 13 times during his career. Overall, McCoy is UT's all-time leader in total offense and ranks ninth on the NCAA all-time list, having produced 12,865 yards (11,538p/1,327r) to better Vince Young's 9,167 total yards.
This season, McCoy has led Texas to a 7-0 record and gone 182-of-254 (71.7%) for 1,806 yards and 14 TDs for a 143.3 passer rating, while rushing for another 104 yards and a TD. His 71.7 completion percentage ranks second nationally, his 258.0 passing yards per game is 19th and his 272.9 total yards per game ranks 20th.