NCAA Game Summary - Louisiana-Monroe at Texas|
(Saturday, September 5th)
Final Score: (2) Texas 59, Louisiana-Monroe 20
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Cody Johnson ran for three touchdowns and Colt
McCoy threw for a pair of scores as second-ranked Texas opened its 2009 season
with a 59-20 rout of Louisiana-Monroe at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
McCoy went 21-for-29 with 317 yards and an interception for the Longhorns
(1-0), who finished last season with a 12-1 record and closed out the campaign
with a win over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Vondrell McGee had 15 carries
for 70 yards and a score while Jordan Shipley had eight catches for 180 yards
and a score.
"We are super excited, but it is just like I told everyone in the locker room
- we have to watch the film, make some adjustments, figure out what we did
wrong, clear up some mistakes, and move on," said McCoy. "You are always going
to have things you can improve on after your first game. The second half as an
offense we played really well, and a win is a win. We are very happy."
Trey Revell went 14-for-30 with 197 yards, one score and one interception
while Luther Ambrose had two catches for 77 yards and a score for the Warhawks
(0-1), who finished last season with a 4-8 record.
"There's no doubt in my mind that Texas is the No. 1 team in the country,"
said ULM coach Charlie Weatherbie. "They're a great football team, have great
talent, and of course with Colt McCoy running the show out there, he's an
excellent quarterback. It seems like he?s slippery, gets out of trouble and
makes things happen."
Texas struck quick as fumble recovery deep in Warhawks territory was followed
four plays later by a one-yard touchdown run from Johnson for a 7-0 lead just
over two minutes in.
A bit over four minutes later, the Longhorns made it a 14-0 game on another
one-yard touchdown run from Johnson.
UL-Monroe got a 24-yard field goal from Radi Jabour with about 4 1/2 minutes
left in the first to cut the deficit to 14-3.
A nine-play, 67-yard drive that started at the beginning of the second quarter
was capped on Johnson's third one-yard touchdown run of the game for a 21-3
The Warhawks responded less than a minute later as Revell connected with
Ambrose on a 75-yard score to make it a 21-10 game, but that was as close as
the team got.
D.J. Monroe returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a score and later in the
quarter McCoy and Shipley connected on a 78-yard score for a 35-10 lead.
Hunter Lawrence's 32-yard field goal as time expired helped Texas take a 38-10
lead into the locker room.
UL-Monroe started the second half with the ball, but Revell fumbled the ball
and Texas recovered. On the next play, McCoy connected with John Chile on a
14-yard score and a 45-10 lead.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, McGee punched the ball in from four
yards out for a 52-10 lead.
Jabour booted a 21-yard field goal later in the fourth, but Garrett Gilbert's
12-yard touchdown run gave Texas a 46-point lead.
Frank Goodin's 13-yard touchdown run with just under three minutes to play
capped the scoring.
This was the first meeting between these two schools...Johnson finished the
game with 11 carries for 27 yards...Goodin had 15 carries for 60 yards...Texas
outgained Louisiana-Monroe, 562-298.
09/06 02:35:21 ET