Nov. 23, 2009
Senior QB Colt McCoy has been named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for games played on Nov. 21, the conference office has announced.
It is the second time this season McCoy has earned the honor after also receiving it following the Missouri game on Oct. 24.
Against Kansas, McCoy became the all-time winningest quarterback in NCAA history when he won his 43rd game. In posting a 43-7 record, McCoy bettered David Greene’s (Georgia) mark of 42 victories. In the game, he went 32-of-41 (78.0%) for 396 yards (No. 7 on UT’s single-game list) and four TDs and helped UT score on nine of his 12 drives. He averaged 12.4 yards per completion and had TD passes of 68, 41 and 38 yards. In addition, McCoy posted 29 yards rushing for 425 total yards (No. 6 on UT’s all-time list). He helped UT go 4-of-4 in the red zone (three TDs/one FG), while converting 9-of-13 third downs (69.2%).
With a victory over Baylor a week earlier, McCoy became the first QB in major college football history to lead a team to four 10-win seasons. He is also just the second Longhorn, joining Vince Young, to lead his team to consecutive 11-win seasons.
McCoy already holds 45 school records including 15 career, 12 single-season, five single-game, six freshman and seven miscellaneous marks. During his 50-game career, McCoy has completed 1,111-of-1,567 passes (70.9%) for 12,756 yards and 108 TDs (42 INTs) for a passer rating of 156.7. His 12,756 yards are seventh on the NCAA all-time list, his 108 TD passes are seventh and his 70.9 career completion percentage would better the NCAA record of 70.4%, which is held by Colt Brennan (Hawaii).
McCoy’s 1,111 completions, 1,567 attempts, 70.9 completion percentage, 12,756 yards, 108 TDs and 156.7 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 is one of just five QBs in NCAA history to pass for at least 2,500 yards in four seasons and he holds four of UT’s top eight single-season marks for passing yardage
In addition, McCoy has rushed for 1,416 yards and 18 TDs on 411 carries (3.4 ypc) and has rushed and passed for a TD in the same game 13 times during his career. In combining his passing (108) and rushing (18) TDs, McCoy ranks sixth on the NCAA list and first on UT’s TD responsible for list with 126.
In 11 games this season, McCoy has gone 286-of-392 (73.0%) for 3,024 yards and 23 TDs for a 152.5 passer rating, while rushing for another 193 yards and a TD. His 73.0 completion percentage leads the nation. McCoy’s 152.5 pass efficiency rating ranks 10th nationally, his 274.9 passing yards per game are 10th and his 292.5 total yards per game rank 12th. Over the last five games, Colt McCoy has completed 130-of-169 passes (76.9%) for 1,487 yards and 12 TDs (two INTs). That works out to a 175.8 pass efficiency rating.
McCoy is averaging 27.7 yards per TD pass on his 23 scoring throws. He has thrown for at least 250 yards and two TDs in seven of 11 games and has posted four games with at least 300 yards and three TD passes. He has eclipsed the 70 completion percentage in eight games, including three games of at least 80%. McCoy has posted at least 300 yards of total offense in five of 11 games. He has led 122 drives with Texas scoring on 64 of them (52.5%/46 TDs/18 FGs).