Welcome back from the quarterback wilderness, Texas Longhorns fans.
Wash off the years of dirt, trim that overgrown beard, and throw away those sweat-caked clothes -- redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard is the answer to years of prayers.
In leading the stirring comeback against the California Golden Bears by helping produce 20 fourth-quarter points, Heard proved that the heartening performance against Rice wasn't a fluke.
By the time that Heard was finished with his record-breaking performance, he'd set a school record for total offense with 527 yards of total offense, breaking Vince Young's previous record of 506 yards against Oklahoma State in 2005.
Here's some more perspective on Heard's performance by the numbers:
Jerrod Heard ended up throwing for 96 yards more than Cal QB Jared Goff, and he did it with seven fewer completions and six fewer attempts.— William Wilkerson (@WVWilkerson) September 20, 2015
Just a reminder -- Goff is the projected No. 1 quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft.
364 -- Heard's passing yards ranked 10th in school history, tying with David Ash's performance against Oklahoma State in 2012.
650 -- Heard keyed an offensive outburst that ranked as the fifth-most for the school since 1970.
2006 -- The last time that a freshman quarterback threw for 300 yards. McCoy accomplished that feat against Iowa in the Alamo Bowl when he threw for 306 yards.
106 -- The number of games since McCoy's performance against Iowa.
2003 -- The last time that a Texas freshman quarterback ran for over 100 yards. Vince Young ran for 163 against Nebraska that year.
2009 -- The last time that a Texas quarterback threw for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards. Colt McCoy accomplished the feat against Texas A&M that year in throwing for 304 yards and rushing for 175 yards.
68 -- The number of games since McCoy went over 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards against Texas A&M in 2009.