Live from the press box: Arkansas
Sept. 27, 2008
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5:26 p.m. - The 52 points are tied for the second-most ever scored by a team in the Arkansas-Texas rivalry. Texas toppled Arkansas 54-0 in the first meeting in 1894 and best the Razorbacks 52-0 in 1916.
5:24 p.m. - Texas scored 50 or more points for the 36th time since Mack Brown's arrival.
5:19 p.m. (9:31 - 4th Q) - Aaron Williams 81-yard TD interception return was the seventh longest in school history and the longest since Marcus Griffin went 91 yards for a TD against Baylor last season.
5:01 p.m. (1:00 - 3rd Q) - With his day apparently done, McCoy has 573 career pass completions, passing Peter Gardere (561) for second place on the UT all-time list. He now trails only Major Applewhite (611).
4:50 p.m. (5:23 - 3rd Q) - With his two TD receptions today, Jordan Shipley moved into a tie with David Thomas and Lovell Pinkney for fifth place on UT's career TD reception list with 15.
4:28 p.m. - Prior to John Gold's punt in the second quarter, Texas had gone 14 consecutive series, including the entire Rice game without punting.
4:19 p.m. - According to the record books, Cody Johnson is the first UT freshman to rush for a TD in the first four games of their career. Cedric Benson rushed for a TD in each of his first three games.
4:03 p.m. (0:44 - 2nd Q) - McCoy now has four TD runs on the season and 10 for his career. He also has his third game with 80 or more rushing yards.
3:57 p.m. (2:55 - 2nd Q) - Henry Melton record his first forced fumble of the season and the second of his career. He also moved his season and career sack total to 1.5.
3:49 p.m. (5:39 - 2nd Q) - Chykie Brown recorded his first career QB sack.
3:42 p.m. - Colt McCoy's 35-yard TD run was his third of the season and ninth of his career. He capped off a four-play, 65-yard drive. The 35-yard run was UT's longest of the season.
3:39 p.m. - Colt McCoy rushed and passed for a TD for the third time in four games. He has done it six times in his career.
3:24 p.m. - Today's attendance is 97,833 - UT's 49th consecutive sellout and second-largest home crowd in UT history.
3:20 p.m. (14:19 - 2nd Q) - Cody Johnson 1-yard TD run gave him one in each game this season. It capped an 8-play, 68-yard drive, totaling 3:30.
3:15 p.m. (End of first Q) - Texas has not allowed a TD in the first quarter this season.
3:13 p.m. (0:28 - 1st Q) - Quan Cosby caught a pass in his 35th consecutive game.
3:09 p.m. (3:55 - 1st Q) - Brian Orakpo logged his 15th career sack and moved his season total to 4.5.
3:05 p.m. (4:28 - 1st Q) - The Longhorns' TD drive cover 73 yards on 11 plays and took 5:28 off the clock. The 8-yard TD pass by Colt McCoy was the 63rd of his career and his 12th of the season. Shipley has a TD reception in every game this season.
3:04 p.m. (4:28 - 1st Q) - With his 8-yard TD reception from Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley moved into a tie with Wane McGarity and Johnny "Lam" Jones for seventh place on the Longhorns' career TD reception list with 14.
2:44 p.m. (11:20 - 1st Q) - With his 34-yard field goal, Hunter Lawrence moved to 3-for-3 for his career.
2:42 p.m. - Texas starting offense included FL Jordan Shipley, TE Peter Ullman, RT Kyle Hix, RG Cedric Dockery, C Chris Hall, LG Charlie Tanner, LT Adam Ulatoski, SE Quan Cosby, TB Vondrell McGee, QB Colt McCoy and Sub B Malcolm Williams.
2:39 p.m. - Texas starting defense included DE Brian Orakpo, DT Roy Miller, DT Lamarr Houston, DE Henry Melton, MLB Jared Norton, WLB Roddrick Muckelroy, DB Ryan Palmer, CB Chykie Brown, CB Deon Beasley, RS Earl Thomas and LS Blake Gideon.
2:36 p.m. - Texas won the toss and deferred their selection to the second half. Arkansas elected to receive. Texas elected to defend the North End Zone.
2:10 p.m. - The Horns just had a pregame ceremony to recognize former Longhorn OT Jerry Sisemore.
1:46 p.m. - The rest of the Horns have made their way to the field for pregame warm-ups.
1:43 p.m. - This is the 77th meeting between former Southwest Conference rivals Texas and Arkansas. This is the first meeting since Sept. 11, 2004, a 22-20 Texas win in Fayettevill, Arkansas. Arkansas won the last meeting in Austin, Sept. 13, 2003, by a 38-28 score. Texas leads the all-time series, 55-21.
1:36 p.m. - Longhorns kickers, punters and long-snappers have reported to the field for pre-game rituals... Bevo has found a nice shady place in the South End Zone.
1:32 p.m. - Current weather conditions are 87 degrees and partly cloudy with wind out of the East at 5-10 MPH.