Scores

Final

UCF 3

(5-4, 3-2 American)

(2) Texas 35

(9-0, 5-0 Big 12)

12:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, AUSTIN, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 0 3 0 03
#2TEX 0 14 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: C. McCoy (TEX) - 470 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Johnson (TEX) - 10 CAR, 44 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Shipley (TEX) - 11 REC, 273 YDS, 1 TD

McCoy's 470 yards help Shipley set mark in rout of Central Florida

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- At the end of his big day, a group of Texas fans were chanting Jordan Shipley's name when he was pushed out of a group of Longhorns players, flashed a quick "Hook'em Horns" salute and jumped back into the pack.

For a guy who seldom likes to talk about himself, even he had to acknowledge the best day ever by a Longhorns receiver.

Fast Facts

• Colt McCoy passed for a career-high record 470 yards with two TDs and an interception as Texas improved to 9-0. The school record is 473 yards held by Major Applewhite. It was the fifth 400-yard passing performance in school history; McCoy has two.

• Jordan Shipley had 11 catches for 273 yards (a school record) and a touchdown, including an 88-yard TD reception, which was McCoy's second-longest career pass play.

• McCoy recorded his 41st career win and is one shy of tying the all-time record of Georgia's David Greene.

• Central Florida is 2-41 against BCS automatic-qualifying conference schools since joining the FBS in 1996.

-- ESPN Stats & Information

"That was fun," Shipley said. "I was trying to hide in the back but those linemen grabbed me and tossed me out in front of everyone."

Shipley caught 11 passes for a school-best 273 yards and a touchdown as No. 2 Texas shook off a slow start for a 35-3 win Saturday over Central Florida. His total yards smashed the previous school best of 242 set by Tony Jones against Pittsburgh in the 1987 Bluebonnet Bowl.

"He's the best receiver in the country," Texas receiver James Kirkendoll said. "There's nothing he can't do on the field."

Shipley's biggest moment on a day full of big catches was an 88-yard touchdown pass from Colt McCoy early in the fourth quarter on a drive that started at the 1.

Afterward, Texas coach Mack Brown joked he'd like to get another year of eligibility for his sixth-year senior.

"We'd like to get him a seventh," Brown said. "He just keeps playing so well."

McCoy was very close to a school passing mark as well. His 470 yards was just shy of current running backs coach Major Applewhite's 473 against Washington in the 2001 Holiday Bowl.

McCoy took his last snap with 9:13 to play. Texas coach Mack Brown briefly considered putting him back in to break the record, then worried it would be bad form and didn't want to risk an injury.

"I just decided no, we've got some goals out here and neither of them are passing yards," Brown said.

The goals are much bigger than that: winning Big 12 and national championships. Texas remains in perfect position to chase both.

It took the Longhorns a little while to get up to speed, though.

After three big wins over Oklahoma, Missouri and Oklahoma State, the Longhorns seemed ripe for a letdown. Brown tried to keep his players sharp by talking about the goals in front of them.

But the home crowd was late showing up for the 11 a.m. kickoff and the Longhorns' offense was slow waking up. Early miscues included a rare missed field goal by Hunter Lawrence and a bobbled pitch by McCoy on a flea flicker. Catch the ball and he had John Chiles wide open behind the defense for an easy score.

"We went into the game expecting a fight," McCoy said. "We should have come out with more of an edge to start the game."

The defense kept things in control until McCoy and Shipley could get rolling. Central Florida (5-4) managed just 151 total yards, the third Texas opponent held under 200 this year.

The Knights started reserve quarterback Rob Calabrese and was without leading rusher Brynn Harvey. Calabrese, who started the first two games of the season before being replaced by Brett Hodges, was 10 of 19 for 76 yards and was sacked six times.

"It's awesome to play in front of 100,000 people. Not many people can say they have played in a stadium like this." Calabrese said.

McCoy and Shipley eventually found their rhythm. Long passes to Shipley kept Texas' two scoring drives moving in the first half. Two touchdown runs by Cody Johnson put Texas ahead 14-3.

McCoy then hit Kirkendoll with a 14-yard TD pass in the third before the big strike to Shipley.

Shipley made a double move to slip behind coverage, snared the ball in stride and easily pulled away for the score.

"We gave up too many big plays. Shipley had too many big plays," Central Florida coach George O'Leary said.

McCoy spread the ball around to nine receivers to keep the Central Florida defense guessing where he was going. The play before the TD to Shipley, McCoy hit Chiles for 12 yards to get Texas off the goal line.

Since a bad outing against Oklahoma, McCoy has been sharp the last three weeks.

"I don't think there's any doubt this is the way we'll see him play the rest of the year," Brown said.

Texas is now 9-0 for the first time since 2005, the season Texas went 13-0 and won the national championship.

"Any time you can be part of a team that's undefeated, that's what I came back for," Shipley said.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
TEX
1st Downs1524
Total Yards151537
Passing76470
Rushing7567
Penalties1-56-53
3rd Down Conversions2-1210-14
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers01
Possession31:1128:49

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Calabrese10/19764.000
TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCoy33/4247011.221

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davis22713.2012
Guyton11111.0011
TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson10444.4220
McCoy8131.608

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Guyton5357.0014
Kay22211.0011
TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shipley1127324.8188
Williams56713.4019

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERUCFTEX
FG13:00Nick Cattoi 39 Yd 30
TD11:49Cody Johnson 20 Yd Run (Hunter Lawrence Kick) 37
TD05:29Cody Johnson 13 Yd Run (Hunter Lawrence Kick) 314
THIRD QUARTERUCFTEX
TD03:11James Kirkendoll 14 Yd Pass From Colt McCoy (Hunter Lawrence Kick) 321
FOURTH QUARTERUCFTEX
TD13:01Jordan Shipley 88 Yd Pass From Colt McCoy (Hunter Lawrence Kick) 328
TD09:13Foswhitt Whittaker 6 Yd Run (Hunter Lawrence Kick) 335