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D’Onta Foreman, Shane Buechele headline Longhorns climbing school leaderboards

Records are meant to be broken and the current crop talent has climbed the Longhorn leaderboards throughout the season.

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Only two games remain on the Texas Longhorns 2016 slate and while many would agree that Charlie Strong’s third season hasn’t produced the on-field results many expected, there’s been considerable success on the individual level. With at least two and as many as three games ahead of the ‘Horns, here’s a look at some records recently captured and others on the cusp of seeing current Longhorns climb the leaderboard and potentially make streaks and records their own.

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· Texas’ next win will make the ‘Horns bowl eligible for the 54th time in school history, trailing only Alabama all-time (62).

· Texas’ seven 500-yard offensive showings is the most for a single season in school history.

D’Onta Foreman

· With 11 straight 100-yard games, Foreman is tied with Earl Campbell for the most consecutive 100-yard games in school history. Foreman can break Campbell’s streak with his 12th straight 100-yard game on Saturday against Kansas.

· Along with breaking Campbell’s 100-yard game record, a 100-yard performance against Kanas would tie Foreman for 5th with A.J. Jones for career 100-yards games with 14.

· If Texas makes a bowl game and Foreman rushes for at least 100 yards in each of the final three games this season, he would finish with his 12th 100-yard game of 2016, breaking another Campbell single season record of 11.

· Foreman’s 1,613 yards this season is just seven yards shy of surpassing Jamaal Charles for fifth most in a single season on the 40 Acres. Foreman can surpass Earl Campbell for fourth most with 132 more yards, Cedric Benson for third most with 222 more yards, Ricky Williams in 1997 for second all-time with 281 more yards. Foreman can eclipse Williams’ single season rushing record of 2,124 set in 1998 with 512 more yards.

· Foreman’s 179.2 yards per game average puts the junior on pace to finish the season with 2,150 yards if Texas makes a bowl game.

· Foreman’s next 200-yard game with place him in a tie for third all-time with three. Ricky Williams owns the record with 12 200-yard performances.

Shane Buechele

· Buechele became Texas’ all-time freshman passing leader vs. West Virginia with 318-yard performance to bring his season total to 2,575 yards. Colt McCoy held the previous freshman record with 2,570 in 2006

· Buechele’s 2,575 yards are 10th all-time for a single season at Texas.

· Buechele’s current pace of 257.5 yards per game could see the true freshman surpass Vince Young (3,090) for sixth place by the end of the regular season and Colt McCoy (3,347) for fourth all-time with a bowl game.

· Buechele’s next victory will make him the winningest true freshman quarterback in school history with six, which would also tie with redshirt freshman Vince Young for third at Texas.

· Buechele’s 20 passing touchdowns are already 12th all-time at Texas. Four more would move Buechele into the top 10, tied with Case McCoy (24), and five more would see Buechele tie with Shea Morenz (25) for eighth all-time.

· If Texas plays in a bowl game, Buechele will have three more outings to try and break Colt McCoy’s freshman passing touchdown record of 29.

Tyrone Swoopes

· Swoopes is just 48 rushing yards shy of 1,000 career rushing yards. Reaching that milestone will place Swoopes alongside Vince Young and Colt McCoy as the only quarterbacks in school history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for another 1,000.

Dylan Haines

· Haines’ 13 career interceptions are tied for fifth all-time at Texas. Nathan Vasher is the Longhorns all-time leader with 17.

· Haines’ 238 career interception return yards are second all-time at Texas, behind only Chris Carter’s 261.

Malcolm Roach

· Roach’s six tackles for loss are 10th all-time among Texas freshmen. Two more would tie Roach with Bryan Pickryl and Karen Thorton for eighth all-time and three more would move Roach into a tie for 7th-most with Doug Shankle.

· Roach’s three sacks are 10th all-time in true freshman in school history. One and a half more sacks would place Roach in a tie for eighth all-time with Karen Thorton and Lance Gunn. Tim Campbell holds Texas’ all-time freshman record with 13 sacks in 1975.

Collin Johnson

· Johnson currently has 24 receptions this season. Six more would tie Johnson with Marquise Goodwin for fifth all-time among Texas true freshmen with 30.

· As the latest to reach this feat, Johnson’s two receiving touchdowns against Texas Tech are tied for most among any freshman for a single game in school history.

· With three receiving touchdowns each, Devin Duvernay joins Johnson for second all-time in freshman receiving scores. Roy Williams owns the record with 8 in 2000.

Michael Dickson

· Dickson currently holds the three of the top eight single game punting averages in school history (min. five attempts).

1st – Notre Dame – 55.0

4th – Baylor – 52.7

8th – Texas Tech (2015) – 51.0

· As it stands, Dickson’s career punting average of 47.8 would be best in school history. Alex Waits is currently the record holder with a career average of 45.3.