NCAA Game Summary - Texas at Baylor |
(Saturday, November 5th)
Final Score: (2) Texas 62, Baylor 0
Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Vince Young went 16-of-27 for 298 yards with a
pair of touchdowns, as No. 2 Texas continued its march to the Rose Bowl with a
dominating 62-0 win over Baylor at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Ramonce Taylor rushed for 102 yards with three scores on 15 carries for the
Longhorns (9-0, 6-0 Big 12), who have won 16 straight games dating back to
last season, which is the second longest streak in the country.
Taylor also hauled in three balls for 43 yards with a TD while Jamaal Charles
added two rushing scores in the win.
Texas also ran its road winning string to 13 consecutive contests, which is
the school's longest tear since also winning 13 straight from 1981-84.
In addition, the Longhorns are off to their best start under head coach Mack
Brown and began the season with nine straight wins for the first time since
1983 when the school opened 11-0.
"The best thing about today was that we played a more complete game," said
Brown. "We've been playing halves or three quarters but today we came out and
dominated for three quarters and then our other guys took over and we were
still able to make plays."
Since trailing 28-9 during the second quarter of last Saturday's
game against Oklahoma State, Texas has now outscored its opponents 100-0.
Terrance Parks was only 10-of-23 for 89 yards with two interceptions for the
Bears (4-5, 1-5), who have lost four straight games overall and have dropped
the last eight meetings in this series.
"Texas is pretty good, there's no question about that," said Baylor head coach
Guy Morriss. "We lost our composure, but thats what good football teams do to
you. We knew they were good, but I didn't think we would get dominated that
bad on both sides of the ball."
Baylor has now been outscored 90-0 over the last two weeks following a 28-0
setback to Texas Tech last Saturday.
Following an early interception, the Longhorns took over at their own 32-yard
line. After a series of runs, Young found Limas Sweed for a 45-yard reception,
which set up Charles' four-yard TD scamper on the next play. The extra point,
though, was no good and Texas led 6-0.
The Longhorns made it 13-0 early in the second as they took over with
excellent field position. After beginning on the Bears' 32-yard line, Texas
needed just four plays to find the end zone. Henry Melton's one-yard score
capped the short drive with 11:46 left in the half.
Charles' seven-yard score with just under three minutes left in the second
period extended the 'Horns edge to 20-0. Charles accounted for 37 yards on the
14- play, 80-yard drive.
Taylor's nine-yard touchdown late in the second capped the first-half scoring
and made it 27-0.
Texas forced a punt on the first series of the third quarter and needed only
one play to extend the edge, as Taylor hauled in a 42-yard touchdown grab.
Baylor tried to get on the board moments later, but Ryan Havens' 29-yard field
goal attempt was blocked. The Longhorns proceeded to march down the field
before Taylor's third score of the game, a three-yard run, made it 41-0 with
4:22 to go in the third quarter.
Texas continued to pour it on as Young's 55-yard TD toss to Quan Cosby made it
a 48-point contest with 2:13 left in the third.
"We came out and played our game," said Young. "We had a good week in practice
and we came out and did our job. The offensive line did a great job opening up
some holes. They do a great job of protecting me and opening up a lot of
different receivers. We started off slow on offense but we pulled it
Taylor's 11-yard touchdown with 13:45 remaining in the game made it 55-0 and
backup quarterback Matt Nordgren scrambled for a 15-yard TD after recovering
his own fumble to cap the scoring.
Charles ran for 72 yards while Young contributed 53 yards on the ground...The
Longhorns have won 12 of the last 13 matchups...Texas' 16-game winning streak
is the second longest in school history and the most since a 30-game string
that took place from 1968-70...Southern California has the longest winning
streak in the country...The Longhorns are now 26-3 on the road versus unranked
teams under Brown and have won 10 straight conference games as the
visitor...Texas leads the all-time series 69-22-4.
11/05 17:45:03 ET