Oct. 18, 2008
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No. 1/1 Texas 56, No. 11/12 Missouri 31
October 18, 2008
Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - Austin, Texas
· Texas opened the season with seven straight wins for the second time in Mack Brown's tenure, joining 2005.
· Texas was playing its 38th game as the AP's top-ranked squad and is now 29-6-3 in those games.
· Texas is 21-4 (.840) in its last 25 games versus Top 25 opponents, including a 15-2 (.882).
· Texas owns a 16-5 advantage in the all-time series against Missouri, including a 9-2 mark in Austin.
· Texas has won the last five meetings against Missouri, scoring 50 or more in two of the games.
· With the win, Mack Brown racked up his 196th career victory. He moved into a tie for 21st place with Fielding Yost (196).
· Texas picked up the 827 in program history, drawing within one game of idle Notre Dame (828) for second on the all-time list. Michigan is the top squad with 871 wins.
· Texas has produced at least 400 yards of total offense in 66 of its last 97 games. The Longhorns are 89-2 when recording more than 400 yards of total offense in the Mack Brown era.
· Texas tied a school record for best completion percentage in a game at 90.9% (30-of-33). The Longhorns also completed 90.9% (10-of-11) against Rice in 2006. Texas set the school record earlier this season against Arkansas at 91.3% (21-of-23).
· Texas has registered 200 yards both passing and rushing for the 44th time under Mack Brown and Greg Davis.
· Texas' 591 yards of total offense was tied for 24th highest in school history.
· Texas produced its 37th 500-yard total offense performance (there are only 60 of them in 116 years of Texas football).
· Texas has scored 25 or more points in 47 of its last 53 games.
· Texas held a team under 50 yards rushing for the sixth time this season and the 36th time since 1990.
· Texas has scored 50 or more points in its last five games at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
· Texas has scored 50 or more points in four of seven games this season.
· Texas has scored 40 or more points in six of the seven games this season and 38 or more points in all seven games.
· Texas has held the ball for more than 34 minutes for the fourth consecutive game.
Mack Brown ERA MARKS
· UT is now 94-3 when outrushing its opponent.
· UT is 62-0 when rushing for more than 200 yards.
· UT is now 81-13 when outpassing an opponent.
· UT is now 83-15 when passing for more than 200 yards.
· UT is now 55-7 when passing for more than 250 yards.
· UT is now 89-2 when recording more than 400 total yards.
· UT is now 106-12 when scoring more than 20 points.
· UT is 80-7 when scoring first.
· UT is 70-5 when forcing more turnovers than the opponent.
· UT is 91-7 when leading at halftime.
· UT is 97-5 when leading after three quarters.
· Texas is 33-3 (.917) at home versus league opponents.
· Texas is 56-6 (.903) in home games.
· Buckner's 51-yard TD pass was a career long. His previous long was a 12-yard TD against UTEP.
· Buckner's 51 receiving yards was a career high. His previous best was 12 yards against UTEP.
· Chiles' 51-yard TD pass was a career long. His previous long was a 29-yard TD against Florida Atlantic.
· Chiles' TD pass was the second of his career and the season.
· Chiles' 51-passing yards were a career high, topping his 49 yards against Florida Atlantic in the season opener.
· Set career bests for receptions (6), receiving yards (76) and longest reception (38).
· Cosby caught a pass in his 38th consecutive game. It is the second-longest streak in school history behind Roy Williams' 47 from 2000-03).
· Cosby caught seven or more passes for the third consecutive game and the fifth time this season.
· Cosby set a school record for career kickoff return yards with 1,627, passing Mike Adams (1,591).
· Cosby extended his school career record for kickoff returns to 67.
· With seven receptions, Colt McCoy and Quan Cosby extended their UT record for completions between a QB and a WR with 147.
· Cosby became the eighth player in school history to log over 4,000 all-purpose yards for a career and ended the game with 4,086.
· Gold's 55-yard punt was a career long, besting a 54-yarder against Arkansas.
· Johnson extended his UT freshman running back record by rushing for a TD in each of his first seven games.
· Johnson's seven consecutive games with a rushing TD is tied for the fourth longest string in school history. Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson and Byron Townsend each logged 11-game strings. Benson also had a seven game string in 2002-03.
· Johnson's 10 rushing TDs this season is tied with Henry Melton (2005) for fourth on UT's single-season chart. Cedric Benson holds the record with 12 in 2001. Jamaal Charles (2005) and Vince Young (2003) both had 11 in their freshman seasons.
· Kindle increased his season sack total to 4.5 and his career total to 5.0 with his sack.
· Lawrence is now 39-of-39 on PATs this season.
· McCoy set a school record with 17 consecutive pass completions. The record was 15 set by Vince Young in 2005 and tied by McCoy in 2006. McCoy also set the single-game record for consecutive pass completions with the 17. He held the previous mark with 13 against both Florida Atlantic and Rice this season.
· McCoy moved his career record as a starter to 27-6. He is now in third place, one win shy of Bobby Layne (28-6) and three wins shy of Vince Young (30-2).
· McCoy increased his UT career TD pass record to 70 with one TD pass in the game. He now has 19 on the season.
· McCoy recorded his 23rd career 200-yard passing game and his sixth of the season.
· McCoy recorded his sixth career 300-yard passing game and his second of the season.
· With his two TD passes and two TD rushes, McCoy set the UT career record for TDs responsible for with 82. He has 70 career TD passes and 12 career TD rushes. The previous record was 81 held by Vince Young.
· McCoy thrown a TD pass in 30 of his 33 starts.
· McCoy was 9-of-9 for 131 yards and two TD passes in the second quarter.
· McCoy has thrown a TD pass in 11 consecutive games, second on UT's all-time list. The school record is 19 by Major Applewhite (1998-99).
· McCoy's 337 passing yards was nine shy of his career high of 346 against Oklahoma State in 2006. The tally ranks 14th in school history.
· With 29 completions, McCoy increased his school-record for career completions to 653.
· McGee's first two rushes each went for 20 or more yards, including a season-high 21 yards on his second carry.
· Norton increased his season sack total to 2.5 and his career total to 3.5 with his sack.
· Ogbonnaya's two TD runs gave him three on the season and seven for his career. It was his first career game with multiple rushing TDs.
· Ogbonnaya hauled in his 50th career reception in the game. He ended the game 54 receptions.
· Ogbonnaya equaled a career high with six receptions. He previously caught six balls against Colorado earlier this season.
· Ogbonnaya went over 130 all-purpose yards for the third consecutive game.
· Thomas recorded his second reception of the season and the third of his career.
· With his 13-yard TD reception with 0:41 remaining in the second quarter, Shipley tied a school record with a TD catch in his seventh consecutive game. Limas Sweed set the school mark in 2006.
· Shipley's TD reception was his eighth of the season (4th - UT) and the 18th of his career (3rd - UT).
· Williams 32-yard TD reception was the first of his career.
Attendance: 98,383 - UT's 50th consecutive sellout and largest home crowd in UT history.
Game Captains: #12 Colt McCoy, #38 Roddrick Muckelroy, #44 Rashad Bobino, #74 Adam Ulatoski
Coin Toss: Missouri won the toss and elected to receive. Texas elected to defend the North End Zone.