By The Numbers

96 -- Season opening wins in Texas program history.

5 -- Times in the last 6 seasons Texas has scored 50+ to open the year.

29 -- Yards covered on John Chiles' first career touchdown pass to James Kirkendoll.

33 -- Consecutive games Quan "Velcro" Cosby has caught a pass.

40 -- Yards on Hunter Lawrence first career field goal.

3 -- Scholarship kickers on the Texas roster (Lawrence, Tucker, Bailey).

4 -- Times out of 4 Colt McCoy has punted and pinned the opponent inside the 20.

98,053 -- People in attendance Saturday night, the largest crowd to watch a football game in the history of the state.

47 -- Consecutive games sold out at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.

51 -- Number of minutes shorter this year's season opener (2 hours, 23 minutes) was than last year's (3 hours, 14 minutes). [Or not. --ed]

2 -- Trips inside the red zone out of 4 which resulted in points for Florida Atlantic.

0 -- Sacks recorded by Texas and Florida Atlantic.

5.2 -- Yards per carry by Vondrell McGee, 20% above last season's average.

15 -- Blaine Irby receptions predicted by Kirk Bohls in 2008.

7 -- Blaine Irby receptions in the season opener.

54 -- Career touchdown passes for Colt McCoy, moving him past James Brown (53) for 3rd all-time at Texas.

60 -- Career touchdown passes by Major Applewhite, tops all-time at Texas.

13 -- Consecutive completions by McCoy during the opener, two shy of the school record.

1.6 -- Yards allowed per rush by Texas Saturday.

67 -- Yards rushing (2.6 per attempt) by UTEP in their season opener against Buffalo.

3 -- Interceptions thrown by  UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe against UB.

14 -- Points UTEP was outscored by in each of the 1st and 4th quarters against UB.

0 -- Tickets still available for Saturday's game in El Paso.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker