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Texas Versus Wyoming: Inside the Numbers

Bullet style, yo.

  • Texas did not turn the ball over on offense for the second consecutive game.
  • The offensive line also protected Gilbert well again and did not allow a sack, also for the second consecutive week.
  • The 16th consecutive home victory ties the record for the fourth-longest home winning streak.
  • Punter John Gold averaged only 35.5 yards per punt attempt, with a long of 41 on his four tries.
  • The Longhorns averaged 5.8 yards per rush attempt, picking up 167 on 29 attempts, a week after rushing 42 times against Rice. The effort was greatly aided by Fozzy Whittaker's 62 yards on seven attempts -- 8.9 yards per carry.
  • The 389 yards of total offense gained by Texas amounted to only five more yards than Southern Utah gained against the Cowboys last week.
  • For the first time since the UCF game last year, the Texas defense failed to produce a fumble recovery or interception. Texas did force a fumble recovered by Wyoming and intercepted passes on two consecutive plays, both out of bounds. Only three times in the Will Muschamp era have the Longhorns failed to recover a fumble or intercept a pass.
  • The Longhorns did force three turnovers on downs, stopping Wyoming each times the Cowboys tried to convert fourth downs.
  • In two games this season, the Longhorns have scored a combined three points in the first quarter. The Horns have scored 41 points combined in the second quarter.
  • Starting tackle Kyle Hix now has three false starts on the season.
  • After having two negative plays on offense last week against Rice, the Longhorns matched that number again this week, along with three plays for no gain.
  • In 55 games, Texas has only lost four times all time against unranked opponents at home in the Mack Brown Era.
  • As always, perhaps the single biggest indicator of a Texas victory in the Mack Brown era is total rushing yards -- Texas is 108-3 when outrushing the opponent under Brown.
  • The seven receptions by Mike Davis put him in a tie for second place among freshman on the Texas record list. It was only the 12th time in Texas history that a freshman has had 100 or more yards receiving.
  • The two touchdown runs by Cody Johnson give him 26 for his career, putting him in a tie with Longhorn legend Roosevelt Leaks for 10th all time at Texas.
  • The 101,339 fans in attendance at DKR marked the second-largest crowd in stadium history.
  • A week after leaving 27 points on the board against Rice, the number dropped to four this week after the illegal crack back block by Malcolm Williams negated a touchdown and resulted in a field goal.
  • Overall, the Longhorns were called for nine penalties resulting in 80 yards for Wyoming. Four of those Texas penalties came on third down in the second half and allowed Wyoming offensive possessions to continue.
  • A week after failing to kick the ball into the end zone against Rice, Justin Tucker had three touchdbacks in seven tries -- Wyoming brought one other kick out of the end zone.
  • Coach Boom's defense forced four three and outs by the Wyoming offense. The Cowboys were only 3-12 converting third downs.