2009 Texas Longhorns football team

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2009 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Big 12 Champions
Big 12 South Division Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference South
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
2009 record 13-1 (8–0 Big 12)
Head coach Mack Brown
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis
Offensive scheme Spread Option
Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 100,119)
Uniform
Big12-Uniform-UT-2009.png
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#14 Nebraska x   6 2         10 4  
Missouri   4 4         8 5  
Kansas State   4 4         6 6  
Iowa State   3 5         7 6  
Colorado   2 6         3 9  
Kansas   1 7         5 7  
South
#2 Texas x   8 0         13 1  
Oklahoma State   6 2         9 4  
#21 Texas Tech   5 3         9 4  
Oklahoma   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 7  
Baylor   1 7         4 8  

Championship: Texas 13, Nebraska 12
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
50-yard line action for the national championship in Pasadena CA, January 7, 2010

The 2009 Texas Longhorn football team (variously "Texas" or "UT" or the "Horns") represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Mack Brown. Texas played their home games in Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium.

The Longhorns finished the season 13–1, and 8–0 in Big 12 play. They represented the Big 12 South Division in the Big 12 Championship Game where they defeated Nebraska 13–12 to become Big 12 Champions. The team finished the regular season ranked #2 in the Bowl Championship Series to earn a berth in the BCS Championship Game where they were defeated by Alabama 37–21. Texas finished the season ranked #2 in the AP and coaches poll.

Before the season[edit]

Previous seasons[edit]

The Longhorns have enjoyed considerable success in recent seasons. In 2008, their only loss was by 6 points to Texas Tech who scored with 1 second left to win the game on Halloween night. They beat the OU Sooners by the same 10 point spread as the 2008 National Champions, the University of Florida. The 2004 team had the first Bowl Championship Series win for any Texas team[1] and the 2005 team won the National Championship (the fourth for the UT football program).[2] The 2006 team finished with 10 wins, 3 losses, including a victory in the 2006 Alamo Bowl. In 2007, the Longhorns finished with a victory in the 2007 Holiday Bowl,[3] a 10–3 record for the season, and a tenth place ranking in the final AP poll[4] and the USA Today coaches poll.[5]

Quarterback Colt McCoy returned to play his senior season at Texas. He was also the starting quarterback for the Longhorns in 2006 and 2007.[6]

Schedule[edit]

On February 25, 2008, UT and A&M announced that their annual game would move onto Thanksgiving Day for 2008 and 2009.[7] The game was televised by ESPN.[8] The same day, Texas announced that Arkansas dropped Texas from the 2009 schedule.[9]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe* #2 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FSN PPV W 59–20   101,096A [10]
September 12 2:30 PM at Wyoming* #2 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY Versus W 41–10   31,017[11]
September 19 7:00 PM Texas Tech #2 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs) ABC W 34–24   101,297[12]
September 26 2:30 PM UTEP* #2 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX FSN W 64–7   101,114[13]
October 10 6:15 PM Colorado #2 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ESPN W 38–14   101,152[14]
October 17 11:00 AM vs. #20 Oklahoma #3 Cotton Bowl StadiumDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) ABC W 16–13   96,009[15]
October 24 7:00 PM at Missouri #3 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ABC W 41–7   71,004[16]
October 31 7:00 PM at #13 Oklahoma State #3 Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK ABC/ESPN2 W 41–14   58,516[17]
November 7 11:00 AM Central Florida* #2 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX FSN W 35–3   101,003[18]
November 14 11:00 AM at Baylor #2 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX FSN W 47–14   44,372[19]
November 21 7:00 PM Kansas #3 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC W 51–20   101,357B[20]
November 26 7:00 PM at Texas A&M #3 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Lone Star Showdown) ESPN W 49–39   84,671[21]
December 5 7:00 PM vs. #21 Nebraska #3 Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC W 13–12   76,211[22]
January 7 7:30 PM vs. #1 Alabama #2 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (BCS Championship Game) ABC L 21–37   94,906[23]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

[24]

  • ^A Denotes the largest crowd to watch a football game in the state of Texas, at a Big 12 Conference Stadium, or in the Southwest region (beating record set at DKR during the 2008 Texas Longhorns season).
  • ^B Denotes the largest crowd to watch a football game at DKR set earlier in 2009. The largest crowd to watch a game in the state of Texas and Southwest region records were broken on September 20 when the Dallas Cowboys played in front of 105,121 at Cowboys Stadium.[25]

Game notes[edit]

University of Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
ULM 3 7 0 10 20
#2 Texas 14 24 7 14 59

In the season opener, Texas routed ULM 59-20 as QB Colt McCoy passed for over 300 yards and two touchdowns and his roommate/ #1 receiver Jordan Shipley had 180 yards receiving.

Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Texas 3 10 21 7 41
Wyoming 0 10 0 0 10

In the first half Texas got off to a slow start, but rallied to blowout Wyoming in the second half, with QB Colt McCoy passing for 300 yards and 3 TD's.

Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 3 0 14 7 24
#2 Texas 7 3 14 10 34

The series with the Texas Tech Red Raiders began in 1928, and entering the game, the Longhorns' record was 43–15–0.[26][27]

Texas was in for revenge after the previous season's last second Michael Crabtree miracle breakaway for a touchdown in a 39–33 loss to Tech which eliminated Texas out of the championship race. Texas scored the first touchdown on a Jordan Shipley punt return that got the mascot in his feet to give Texas a 7–3, which thereafter they would not let up and got their revenge in a 34–24 victory over Texas Tech.[citation needed]

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 7 0 0 0 7
#2 Texas 23 24 10 7 64

The 2008 game was the first meeting between the Longhorns and the UTEP Miners. Texas won 42–13. The 2009 game was the first occasion for the Miners to visit Austin. Texas lead 47–7 at halftime and routed the miners.[citation needed]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 7 7 0 0 14
#2 Texas 3 7 14 14 38

Texas struggled early against Colorado, trailing 14–3 at one point. However a series of non-offensive touchdowns led the Longhorns to a 38–14 victory. The sloppiness of this game however caused the Longhorns to drop from #2 to #3 in the AP Poll.[citation needed]

Oklahoma[edit]

#20 Oklahoma vs. #3 Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 6 0 7 0 13
Texas 0 3 10 3 16

The rivalry with Oklahoma has been called one of the greatest sports rivalries.[28] Since 1929 the game has been held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas typically in mid-October with the State Fair of Texas occurring adjacent to the stadium.[29]

Texas started off slow, trailing 6-0. OU QB Sam Bradford was injured and out for the season due to a result of a hit by CB Aaron Williams early in the game. The game was a defensive struggle, but a leaping interception by Aaron Williams of Landry Jones in the red zone put Texas in position to put the game away. However, Colt McCoy threw an interception a few plays later, but was able to make a touchdown-saving tackle on the return. A few plays later, safety Earl Thomas was able to intercept Landry Jones to seal the game for the Longhorns.[citation needed]

Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Texas 21 14 3 3 41
Missouri 0 7 0 0 7

Texas jumped out to a 21–0 lead on Missouri in a sold out stadium. The horns dominated the game winning 41–7 with 3 TD's from Colt McCoy.

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Texas 3 21 17 0 41
#13 Oklahoma State 0 7 0 7 14

In what was supposed to be a matchup between the Big 12's two best teams on halloween night in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Texas dominated. The horns intercepted OSU QB Zac Robinson 4 times, returning two for TD's.

UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCF 0 3 0 0 3
#2 Texas 0 14 7 14 35

The Longhorns came out flat against the Knights but Colt McCoy passed for 470 yards and Jordan Shipley set the school receiving record with 273 yards, the running game amassed less than 50 yards on the ground.

Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Texas 14 26 0 7 47
Baylor 0 0 0 14 14

The Longhorns first played the Baylor Bears in 1901 and faced them annually during the days of the Southwest Conference. In the 98 meetings through 2008, Texas' record with the Bears was 72 wins, 22 losses, and 4 ties. This is Texas' third-longest rivalry by number of games: only Oklahoma and Texas A&M have faced Texas more often on the football field.[26]

On Baylor's first drive, they moved the ball into the red zone, but CB Aaron Williams intercepted a pass in the endzone,and the game would be dominated by the Horns from there. Texas jumped out to a 40-0 halftime lead, and lead 47-0 at one point. Baylor was able to score two late td's however.[30]

Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 6 7 7 20
#3 Texas 7 20 7 17 51

In Colt McCoy's last home game, the Horns routed the reeling Kansas Jayhawks, riding a five-game losing streak. Colt McCoy passed for 396 yards and 4 TD's, and in victory became the winningest QB in college football history.

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Texas 7 21 7 14 49
Texas A&M 7 14 3 15 39

This game marks the 116th meeting between Texas and the Texas A&M Aggies and it will be the fifth year as part of a multi-sport rivalry called the Lone Star Showdown. The football rivalry began in 1894 and it is the longest-running rivalry for both the Longhorns and the Aggies and it is also the third most-played rivalry in Division I-A college football.[31] Texas entered the 2009 contest with a 74–36–5 record against Texas A&M.[26] Since the series began in 1900, the game has traditionally been played on Thanksgiving Day or Thanksgiving weekend.[32]

Big 12 Championship Game - Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Texas 0 7 3 3 13
#21 Nebraska 6 0 0 6 12


BCS National Championship - Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Texas 6 0 7 8 21
#1 Alabama 0 24 0 13 37

On game day, Texas wore its white jerseys and was situated on the east sideline, and Alabama wore its crimson jerseys and used the west bench at the Rose Bowl stadium.[33]

Alabama made their first appearance in the BCS National Championship Game. The last time Texas played at the Rose Bowl, Texas won the BCS National Championship in the 2006 Rose Bowl by defeating USC 41–38 with Vince Young scoring an 8-yard run touchdown with 19 seconds left in the game. The previous year, Texas won the Rose Bowl game 38–37 over Michigan when Dusty Mangum kicked a field goal as time expired.[33]

This game would not result in a victory like all the others had that season. Texas QB Colt McCoy went down early and was replaced by True Freshman Garret Gilbert, who threw four interceptions.

Texas has played in the Rose Bowl once during the regular season, losing to UCLA 49–31 during the 1998 season.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement, ( )= first place votes received
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP 2(2) 2(2) 2(1) 2(2) 2(1) 2(1) 3 3 3(7) 2(13) 2(10) 3(10) 3(11) 3(7) 2(2) 2
Coaches 2(4) 2(2) 2 2 2(1) 2(1) 2(1) 3(1) 3(4) 2(4) 2(4) 2(4) 2(4) 2(3) 2(4) 2
Harris Not released 2(4) 2(12) 2(2) 3(4) 3(20) 2(19) 2(18) 2(19) 2(18) 2(15) 2(6)
BCS Not released 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Team Opp
Scoring    
  Points per Game    
First Downs    
  Rushing    
  Passing    
  Penalty    
Total Offense    
  Avg per Play    
  Avg per Game    
Fumbles-Lost    
Penalties-Yards    
  Avg per Game    
Team Opp
Punts-Yards    
  Avg per Punt    
Time of Possession/Game    
3rd Down Conversions    
4th Down Conversions    
Touchdowns Scored    
Field Goals-Attempts-Long    
PAT-Attempts    
Attendance    
  Games/Avg per Game    

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 108 194 127 121 550
Opponents 39 85 31 79 234

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Joe Smith                  
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
TEAM                  
Total                  
Opponents                  

Passing[edit]

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Colt McCoy     468-330-12 70.5 3512 27 88 7.5
Garrett Gilbert     26-15-0 57.7 124 0 29 4.8
                 
                 
Total                
Opponents                

Receiving[edit]

Name GP-GS No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Jordan Shipley     1363 12.9 11 88(TD)  
Malcolm Williams     546 14.4 2 68(TD)  
James Kirkendoll     461 9.6 6 47(TD)  
Dan Buckner     445 10.1 4 36(TD)  
John Chiles     319 9.4 3 34(TD)  
Marquise Goodwin     209 7.7 1 34  
Tre' Newton     106 8.8 0 25  
Foswhitt Whittaker     51 3.9 0 17  
Greg Smith     48 8.0 0 12  
Cody Johnson     42 6.0 0 14  
Vondrell McGee     37 4.6 0 12  
Philip Payne     7 7.0 0 7  
DeSean Hales     2 2.0 0 2  
               
Total              
Opponents              

Defense[edit]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Passing Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
Total

Special teams[edit]

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Total
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Total

See also[edit]

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