NCAA Game Summary - Baylor at Texas |
(Saturday, October 14th)
Final Score: (6) Texas 63, Baylor 31
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Colt McCoy threw for 276 yards and six
touchdowns as sixth-ranked Texas routed Baylor, 63-31.
Limas Sweed and Billy Pittman each caught two touchdown passes for the
Longhorns (6-1, 3-0 Big 12), who have won a league-record 18 straight Big 12
bouts, and have beaten its last 25 conference opponents at home. Peter Ullman
and Jermichael Finley also caught touchdown passes for Texas.
Shawn Bell completed 25-of-47 passes for 297 yards with two touchdowns for the
Bears (3-4, 2-1), who lost to Texas for the ninth consecutive time. Trent
Shelton caught six balls for 113 yards and a score, while Paul Mosley rushed
five times for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Baylor stunned the Longhorns on its first offensive play of the game. Bell
found Shelton for a 67-yard touchdown pass to put the Bears on top, 7-0, with
nearly 12 1/2 minutes left in the opening quarter.
On its next possession, Baylor made it 10-0 after Ryan Havens connected on a
27-yard field goal.
Texas finally woke up in the second quarter and took over the contest with
four consecutive touchdowns. McCoy hooked up with Pittman on a 25-yard score
and followed that with a 18-yard TD toss to Finley that gave the Longhorns
their first lead, 14-10.
Matt Melton got the defense in on the scoring parade when he picked off Bell
and took it back 35 yards to paydirt. McCoy then capped the explosive quarter
with his third TD pass of the frame, a two-yarder to Ullman with just 28
seconds left in the half.
Baylor tried to hang in during the third quarter with some trickery. Wide
receiver Dominiq Zeigler got the football and threw back to Bell for a 17-yard
touchdown to cut the lead to 11, 28-17.
The Longhorns recovered quickly, however, and McCoy went to the air again.
This time, the Freshman found Sweed for a 19-yard TD to put Texas back in
control, 35-17, with just over five minutes to go in the third quarter.
McCoy kept making the Bears pay on the Longhorns' next possession. This time,
Pittman hooked up with the quarterback on a 62-yard score to make it 42-17.
The fireworks weren't over there. Mosley capped the scoring in the quarter by
scampering 56 yards for a TD and making it a 42-24 game heading to the fourth
Texas kept pouring it on in the fourth quarter. McCoy's final touchdown pass,
a 50-yarder to Sweed with just over six minutes left, Rober Killebrew 31-yard
fumble return for a touchdown and Henry Melton two-yard TD run made it 63-24
with 4:51 on the clock.
Bell's 10-yard TD toss to Jacoby Jones accounted for the final margin.
Baylor was trying to open 3-0 in conference for the first time since
1985...UT's last home loss to a league foe was in 1999...The 'Horns are a
perfect 21-0 in home game against teams from the state of Texas under Mack
Brown...Texas has dominated Baylor in the all-time series, 70-22-4...Last
year, the Longhorns trounced the Bears in Waco, 62-0, and they have scored no
fewer than 41 points in each of the last eight meetings...The Bears have lost
their last 25 games against teams ranked in the AP top-10, and they are just
2-32 versus ranked foes since the inception of the Big 12.
10/14 22:42:16 ET