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Inside the Numbers: Texas Versus Florida Atlantic

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  • The win against Florida Atlantic was the first since October 16th, a span of 36 days.
  • It was the first win at home since the victory against Wyoming on September 11th. Texas is now 2-4 at home this season.
  • The Longhorns were able to remain undefeated against teams from the Sun Belt -- 15-0.
  • The 24 points scored in the first half tied for the most this season (Rice).
  • Texas has scored 24 or more points in an entire game only three other times on the season.
  • The 51 points scored surpassed the season-high of 34 (Rice and Wyoming) and were the most Texas has scored since dropping 51 on Kansas last season. Texas teams under Mack Brown and Greg Davis have scored 50 or more points 41 times.
  • Davis' offense racked up 500 or more yards (522) for the first time this season. It was the highest offensive output in yardage since the Texas A&M game last year. In the history of Texas football, Brown and Davis have accounted for 55 of the 69 500-yard games -- nearly 80%.
  •  The interception return by Emmanuel Acho was the first defensive/special teams touchdown scored since the Rice game and only the second on the season. Texas scored 11 touchdowns last year on defense or special teams.
  • Sam Acho lead the Texas defense with six tackles (four for loss), three sacks, four quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. With those three sacks, Acho passed Brian Orakpo and three others on the Texas all-time sack list. The four tackles for loss accounted for 49 lost yards for Florida Atlantic.
  • The Texas offense turned in their most balanced game of the season with 259 rushing yards and 263 passing yards.
  • 38 -- The Hail Mary at the end of the first half to Malcolm Williams was the first such pass completed by a Greg Davis offense in his 38 years of coaching.
  • 63 -- The long touchdown pass to James Kirkendoll in the second quarter was the longest offensive play from scrimmage this season. Kirkendoll's 123 receiving yards were a career high.
  • 124 -- Cody Johnson's 124 rushing yards marked the first time this season any Texas player has gone over 100 rushing yards in a game. It was the second 100-yard rushing game of his career.
  • 6 -- Number of carries for DJ Monroe, tying the UCLA game for the most touches he has received in a game this season. The sophomore speedster responded with 43 yards, an average of 7.2 yards per carry.
  • 2 -- Number of times Adrian Phillips let punts fly over his head and into the end zone rather than fielding them inside the 10. This season, that counts as a major victory.
  • 13 -- Number of punts fielded by Phillips before he returned one, despite having several previous opportunities.
  • 0 -- Carries for Chris Whaley.
  • 4 -- Carries for Ryan Roberson, who began the season at linebacker.
  • Texas scored touchdowns on only one of their first four trips into the red zone before rebounding with two late scores after the game was out of hand. Prognosis -- still not good in the red zone.
  • 13 -- Number of points left on the board by the Texas offense in the red zone.
  • 25% -- Fumble recovery percentage for the Longhorns, who forced four in the game and only recovered one, precisely the season average. Texas has now forced 32 fumbles and recovered eight on the year.
  • Freshman receiver Darius White had his first career reception in the game.