Scores

Final

(3) Texas 35

(10-1, 6-1 Big 12)

Kansas 7

(6-5, 3-4 Big 12)

12:30 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Memorial Stadium, LAWRENCE, KS

1 2 3 4 T
#3TEX 7 7 21 035
KU 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: C. McCoy (TEX) - 255 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. McCoy (TEX) - 16 CAR, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Briscoe (KU) - 9 REC, 115 YDS

Texas QB McCoy burns Kansas for two TDs to set season record

Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- If the Big 12 South title is ultimately decided on who handed Kansas the most lopsided loss, give Texas Tech the nod. The No. 2 Red Raiders crushed the Jayhawks 63-21 while No. 5 Oklahoma beat them 45-31.

But No. 3 Texas will not apologize for its 35-7 victory on Saturday no matter what the final BCS rankings might show.

Fast Facts

• Texas beat Kansas for the seventh straight time and improved to 29-4 under Mack Brown in the regular season vs. Big 12 North teams.

• The Longhorns also got their eighth straight 10-win season, which ties them with Miami (1985-92) for the second-longest streak of all-time.

• Colt McCoy was 24-for-34 for 255 yards and two touchdowns. It was his 15th straight game with at least one touchdown.

• The Jayhawks fell to 5-48-1 all-time vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 5.

-- ESPN research

"If 35-7 against Kansas on the road isn't a good enough win for someone, we'll just go wherever they tell us to go," said Texas coach Mack Brown.

The Red Raiders, Sooners and Longhorns (10-1, 6-1 Big 12) could wind up in a three-way tie for the South title, which might mean the tiebreaker would be BCS standings. Those, of course, could be influenced by "style" points, including things like how they did against common opponents.

The Longhorns, who got 255 yards passing and two record-breaking touchdowns from Colt McCoy, no doubt were glad to see Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing get sacked all the way back to the 18 in the final minute after Kansas had a first-and-goal from the 2.

"That was our second team," said starting linebacker Sergio Kindle. "They did a great job."

The win gave Texas double-digit wins for the eighth year in a row, and McCoy's two touchdown passes raised his season total to 31, breaking his own school record.

Increasing his mark as a starter to 30-7, the 6-foot-3 junior also tied Vince Young, his immediate predecessor, for the most wins as a Texas quarterback.

Reesing, hounded all day by the Texas pass rush and bedeviled by dropped passes, finally hit Dexton Fields with a 7-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter that made it 21-7. But McCoy responded on the next two possessions with touchdown throws of 9 yards to Quan Crosby and 36 yards to Brandon Collins.

"That was big," McCoy said. "We wanted to score with the wind. I was glad we got the ball with the wind in the third quarter. That really helped us. We wanted to score a lot of points. As many as we could, and we did."

Kansas (6-5, 3-4) lost for the fourth time in five games and faces a distressing drop-off from the gaudy school-record 12-1 campaign of 2007 that gave hope the Jayhawks could compete in the powerful Big 12. Texas' rugged defense, dominating the line of scrimmage, held Kansas to its lowest point total in more than three years.

Critics will point to the fact the Jayhawks benefited from a soft 2007 schedule that did not have them play Texas, Oklahoma or Texas Tech, as they did this season.

"I'll put it to you like this," said Kansas coach Mark Mangino. "I don't make the schedule in the conference. And I would like to say we did what we had to do when whatever schedule was handed to us last year. We didn't have to win 12 games. Yeah, the schedule is more difficult and the challenge is greater. But I'm not going to make any excuses."

Reesing, the Austin, Texas, native who has smashed most of Kansas' passing records in less than two seasons as a starter, was 25-for-50 for 258 yards and one touchdown. He had two passes dropped on Kansas' first drive after Texas made it 21-0, but wound up with his only score of the day after Dezmon Briscoe made the catch of the year for the Jayhawks.

Facing fourth-and-11 from the Texas 32, Kansas sent Briscoe down the left sideline and the 6-foot-3 sophomore turned around, snared the ball with one hand and pressed it to his helmet as he was being slammed to the ground.

Brown, who declined to recruit Reesing out of high school, embraced the Kansas quarterback at the end of the game.

"It was a lot of fun playing against those guys and having a lot of family and friends up," Reesing said. "You wish you could have had a better performance. But I played as hard as I could and did the best I could."

The Longhorns scored on their first possession, with McCoy hitting Jordan Shipley for 16 yards to help set up Vondrell McGee's 14-yard scoring run.

Chris Ogbonnaya made it 21-0 with a 10-yard run after Shipley vaulted over the line for a first down on a fake field goal play.

Texas safety Blake Gideon was taken to a hospital for tests after getting knocked unconscious on a collision with Kansas running back Angus Quigley. The team said tests were negative and he did not have a concussion.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEX
KU
1st Downs2518
Total Yards421305
Passing255258
Rushing16647
Penalties7-606-66
3rd Down Conversions5-126-16
4th Down Conversions1-21-4
Turnovers12
Possession32:1327:47

Passing Leaders

TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCoy24/342557.520
KansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reesing25/502585.210

Rushing Leaders

TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy16784.9125
Hills24120.5032
KansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crawford7426.0019
Quigley5285.609

Receiving Leaders

TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cosby67011.7122
Whittaker5428.4019
KansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Briscoe911512.8026
Wilson89311.6038

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEXKU
TD07:59Vondrell McGee 14 Yd Run (Ryan Bailey Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTEXKU
TD00:44Colt McCoy 4 Yd Run (Ryan Bailey Kick) 140
THIRD QUARTERTEXKU
TD10:11Chris Ogbonnaya 10 Yd Run (Ryan Bailey Kick) 210
TD07:46Dexton Fields 7 Yd Pass From Todd Reesing (Jacob Branstetter Kick) 217
TD02:38Quan Cosby 9 Yd Pass From Colt McCoy (Ryan Bailey Kick) 287
TD00:10Brandon Collins 36 Yd Pass From Colt McCoy (Ryan Bailey Kick) 357