McCoy named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 2, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas junior QB Colt McCoy has been selected as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for games played on Aug. 30, the conference office has announced.
This marks the second time in McCoy's career he has earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors after leading Texas to a win at Texas Tech on Oct. 28, 2006.
McCoy guided the Longhorns to a 52-10 victory over Florida Atlantic, throwing for 222 yards and three TDs and notching his second career 100-yard rushing game with 103 yards on 12 carries (8.6 ypc). He completed his first 13 passes of the game, which set a UT single-game record (previous record: Vince Young, 12, vs. Oklahoma St., 2004), on his way to completing 24-of-29 passes (82.8%) overall. McCoy joined Vince Young as the only players in UT history to pass for 200 or more yards and rush for 100 or more yards in a game more than once in a career. He previously accomplished the feat with 282 passing yards and 106 rushing yards against Oklahoma State in 2007.
McCoy, who improved his career record to 21-6 as the starting quarterback at Texas, is a member of the preseason Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and WCFF Player of the Year award watch lists. He ranks eighth on UT's all-time victories list after passing James Street (20-0, 1967-69). McCoy has completed 517-of-771 passes (67.1%/No. 1 on UT's all-time list) for 6,095 yards and 54 TDs against 25 INTs for a passer rating of 150.1 (No. 1 on UT's all-time list).
The 222 passing yards against FAU increased his career total to 6,095, which moved him past Vince Young (6,040) into fifth place in UT history. With three TD passes, McCoy now has 54 for his career, which moved him past James Brown (53) into third place on the UT list.
McCoy has also rushed for 765 yards and seven TDs on 194 career carries. In total, McCoy has produced 6,860 yards of total offense (6,095p/765r), including 11 games of at least 300 total yards. He is just the seventh Longhorn in school history to eclipse the 6,000-yard plateau and ranks sixth on UT's all-time total offense list.