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McCoy does it all as Texas trounces FAU

Aug 31, 2008 - 6:47 AM AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- While Texas honored Vince Young on Saturday night, Colt McCoy turned in a performance reminiscent of the former Longhorns star.

McCoy had over 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing to lead No. 10 Texas to a 52-10 rout of Florida Atlantic on Saturday in the season opener for both schools.

Young led the Longhorns to the national championship in 2005, a season that he capped with a memorable performance against Southern California in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl. Texas honored Young by retiring his No. 10 jersey on Saturday, and McCoy honored him with a Young-like effort.

McCoy completed his first 13 passes and finished 24-of-29 for 223 yards and three touchdowns. He added 12 rushes for 103 yards and another score.

"Colt (McCoy) was great and we didn't have a turnover and John Chiles has obviously improved as a quarterback and with his passing game," Longhorns coach Mack Brown said. "I'm very pleased. This was a great win and that was probably our best opener."

McCoy threw for two of his TD passes and ran for a score in the first half, as the Longhorns opened up a 28-10 lead. He threw a 2-yard pass to Chris Ogbonnaya with 3:15 left in the first quarter to put the Longhorns up 14-0. McCoy's 2-yard TD run 3:25 before the half made it 28-3.

He threw his final TD pass in the third quarter, a 5-yarder to Blaine Irby with 7:25 left, to extend the lead to 42-10.

"We were focused and we had a great fall camp, and that is just coming from playing against our defense every day," McCoy said. "That just makes us that much better. We just wanted to come out and do what they told us to do, just to play the game. that all the time. I felt like overall, we executed well."

McCoy, who left the game early in the fourth quarter, joined Young as the only Longhorn quarterbacks to pass for 200 yards and run for 100 in a game more than once. Young accomplished the feat five times and McCoy has now done it twice.

Rusty Smith was 15-of-31 for 253 yards, a TD and an interception for the Owls, who scored all 10 of their points in the second quarter.

"We were beaten badly and soundly by a very good Texas football team," Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger said. "They were better prepared. They were playing at home in front of a monumental crowd in a near cathedral stadium. It was a great spectacle to be a part of."








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLA ATLANTIC 0 10 0 0 10
    TEXAS (11) 14 14 14 10 52 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEXAS - TD, CODY JOHNSON 1 YD RUN (HUNTER
    LAWRENCE KICK), 6:12. TEXAS
    7-0
    TEXAS - TD, CHRIS OGBONNAYA 2 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:45. TEXAS 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: FLA ATLAN

    Aug 30 10:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    JAMES KIRKENDOLL 29 YD PASS FROM JOHN CHILES
    (RYAN BAILEY KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 10
    TEXAS (11) 52 8:24 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Florida Atlantic 10, Texas(11) 52  4th - 8:24Aug 30 10:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG TEXAS
    HUNTER LAWRENCE 40 YD
    FLA ATLANTIC 10
    TEXAS (11) 45 13:09 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Florida Atlantic 10, Texas(11) 45  4th - 13:09Aug 30 9:57 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLA ATLANTIC 0 10 0 10
    TEXAS (11) 14 14 14 42 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEXAS - TD, CODY JOHNSON 1 YD RUN (HUNTER
    LAWRENCE KICK), 6:12. TEXAS
    7-0
    TEXAS - TD, CHRIS OGBONNAYA 2 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:45. TEXAS 14-0
    2ND QU

    Aug 30 9:51 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    BLAINE IRBY 5 YD PASS FROM COLT MCCOY
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 10
    TEXAS (11) 42 7:25 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Florida Atlantic 10, Texas(11) 42  3rd - 7:25Aug 30 9:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    VONDRELL MCGEE 7 YD RUN
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 10
    TEXAS (11) 35 13:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Florida Atlantic 10, Texas(11) 35  3rd - 13:56Aug 30 9:15 PM
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    Florida Atlantic 10, Texas(11) 28  3rd - 14:55Aug 30 9:11 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLA ATLANTIC 0 10 10
    TEXAS (11) 14 14 28 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEXAS - TD, CODY JOHNSON 1 YD RUN (HUNTER
    LAWRENCE KICK), 6:12. TEXAS
    7-0
    TEXAS - TD, CHRIS OGBONNAYA 2 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:45. TEXAS 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: F

    Aug 30 8:47 PM
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    Florida Atlantic 10, Texas(11) 28  2nd - 1:40Aug 30 8:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    ROB HOUSLER 20 YD PASS FROM RUSTY SMITH
    (WARLEY LEROY KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 10
    TEXAS (11) 28 1:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 10, Texas(11) 28  2nd - 1:40Aug 30 8:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    COLT MCCOY 3 YD RUN
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 3
    TEXAS (11) 28 3:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 3, Texas(11) 28  2nd - 3:25Aug 30 8:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    JORDAN SHIPLEY 9 YD PASS FROM COLT MCCOY
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 3
    TEXAS (11) 21 9:01 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 3, Texas(11) 21  2nd - 9:01Aug 30 8:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG FLA ATLANTIC
    WARLEY LEROY 31 YD
    FLA ATLANTIC 3
    TEXAS (11) 14 13:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 3, Texas(11) 14  2nd - 13:40Aug 30 8:02 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLA ATLANTIC 0 0
    TEXAS (11) 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEXAS - TD, CODY JOHNSON 1 YD RUN (HUNTER
    LAWRENCE KICK), 6:12. TEXAS
    7-0
    TEXAS - TD, CHRIS OGBONNAYA 2 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:45. TEXAS 14-0

    Aug 30 7:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    CHRIS OGBONNAYA 2 YD PASS FROM COLT MCCOY
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 0
    TEXAS (11) 14 3:15 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Florida Atlantic 0, Texas(11) 14  1st - 3:15Aug 30 7:42 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    CODY JOHNSON 1 YD RUN
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 0
    TEXAS (11) 7 8:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Florida Atlantic 0, Texas(11) 7  1st - 8:48Aug 30 7:25 PM
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    Florida Atlantic vs. Texas(11)Aug 28 9:15 PM