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McCoy fuels Texas past UTEP

Sep 7, 2008 - 7:18 AM EL PASO, Texas (Ticker) -- Colt McCoy threw for 282 yards and four touchdowns as ninth-ranked Texas trampled UTEP, 42-13, on Saturday.

UTEP (0-2) led 6-0 lead in the first quarter before McCoy and the Longhorns got untracked.

McCoy found Quan Cosby for a 16-yard scoring strike in the first quarter. In the second quarter, he sandwiched TD passes to Dan Buckner and Blaine Irby around a 1-yard TD run by Coby Johnson as Texas upped the advantage to 28-6.

"The defense really stepped up in the third quarter, and Colt was really accurate," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "We handled their blitzes well and took advantage of some [man-to-man] coverage situations."

The Miners, who have lost eight straight over two seasons, cut the gap in the final minute of the first half when Tufick Shadrawy caught a 12-yard TD pass from Trevor Vittatoe.

Vittatoe was 21-of-38 for 249 yards. Terrell Jackson added 93 yards on the ground for the Miners, with a long run of 21 yards.

"I'm really proud of our team. I hope the fans are proud," UTEP coach Mike Price said. "We played hard and we came out ready to play. Everybody in the stadium came out ready to play. I would have liked to seen two touchdowns instead of two field goals [in the first half]. We gave a great effort against a fantastic football team."

After a scoreless third quarter, Texas (2-0) iced the game with two touchdowns as McCoy, who was 20-for-29 passing, found Jordan Shipley from 15 yards and Roddrick Muckelroy returned a fumble 25 yards for a score.

"Colt McCoy is a fantastic quarterback," Price said. "He can really lay it in there."

The Longhorns' offense struck quickly: of the five offensive TD drives, the longest in duration was two minutes and 37 seconds.

Cosby was McCoy's favorite target, snaring eight passes for 154 yards and the TD. McCoy found seven different receivers in the game.

"You can do a lot of things with Quan when they try to cover him man-to-man," McCoy said. "I doubt that we'll get to see that a lot more this year."

UTEP fell to 3-44 all-time versus Top 25 opponents. It was the first meeting of the schools since 1933, when UTEP was known as the College of the Mines.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEXAS (10) 7 21 0 14 42
    UTEP 6 7 0 0 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 30 YD, 5:45.
    UTEP 3-0
    UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 49 YD, 9:09.
    UTEP 6-0
    TEXAS - TD, QUAN COSBY 16 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:47. TEXAS 7-6
    2ND QUARTER: TEXAS

    Sep 7 1:53 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    RODDRICK MUCKELROY 25 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    TEXAS (10) 42
    UTEP 13 13:22 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texas(10) 42, Texas-El Paso 13  4th - 13:22Sep 7 1:22 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    JORDAN SHIPLEY 16 YD PASS FROM COLT MCCOY
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    TEXAS (10) 35
    UTEP 13 13:33 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texas(10) 35, Texas-El Paso 13  4th - 13:33Sep 7 1:12 AM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEXAS (10) 7 21 0 28
    UTEP 6 7 0 13 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 30 YD, 5:45.
    UTEP 3-0
    UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 49 YD, 9:09.
    UTEP 6-0
    TEXAS - TD, QUAN COSBY 16 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:47. TEXAS 7-6
    2N

    Sep 7 1:02 AM
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    Texas(10) 28, Texas-El Paso 13  3rd - 13:04Sep 7 12:32 AM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEXAS (10) 7 21 28
    UTEP 6 7 13 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 30 YD, 5:45.
    UTEP 3-0
    UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 49 YD, 9:09.
    UTEP 6-0
    TEXAS - TD, QUAN COSBY 16 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:47. TEXAS 7-6
    2ND QUARTE

    Sep 6 11:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTEP
    TUFICK SHADRAWY 12 YD PASS FROM ADAM VINCENT
    (JOSE MARTINEZ KICK)
    TEXAS (10) 28
    UTEP 13 0:18 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texas(10) 28, Texas-El Paso 13  2nd - 0:18Sep 6 11:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    BLAINE IRBY 22 YD PASS FROM COLT MCCOY
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    TEXAS (10) 28
    UTEP 6 4:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texas(10) 28, Texas-El Paso 6  2nd - 4:00Sep 6 11:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    CODY JOHNSON 2 YD RUN
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    TEXAS (10) 21
    UTEP 6 9:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texas(10) 21, Texas-El Paso 6  2nd - 9:20Sep 6 11:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    DAN BUCKNER 12 YD PASS FROM COLT MCCOY
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    TEXAS (10) 14
    UTEP 6 14:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texas(10) 14, Texas-El Paso 6  2nd - 14:50Sep 6 11:12 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEXAS (10) 7 7
    UTEP 6 6 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 30 YD, 5:45.
    UTEP 3-0
    UTEP - FG, JOSE MARTINEZ 49 YD, 9:09.
    UTEP 6-0
    TEXAS - TD, QUAN COSBY 16 YD PASS FROM
    COLT MCCOY (HUNTER LAWRENCE
    KICK), 11:47. TEXAS 7-6

    Sep 6 11:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEXAS
    QUAN COSBY 16 YD PASS FROM COLT MCCOY
    (HUNTER LAWRENCE KICK)
    TEXAS (10) 7
    UTEP 6 3:13 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texas(10) 7, Texas-El Paso 6  1st - 3:13Sep 6 10:55 PM
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    Texas(10) 0, Texas-El Paso 3  1st - 9:15Sep 6 10:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG UTEP
    JOSE MARTINEZ 49 YD
    TEXAS (10) 0
    UTEP 6 5:51 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texas(10) 0, Texas-El Paso 6  1st - 5:51Sep 6 10:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG UTEP
    JOSE MARTINEZ 30 YD
    TEXAS (10) 0
    UTEP 3 9:15 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texas(10) 0, Texas-El Paso 3  1st - 9:15Sep 6 10:37 PM
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