5 Texas Longhorns Football Records That Will Never Be Broken via 247Sports

(Photo via UT Athletics)
(Photo via UT Athletics)

Records were meant to be broken. Babe Ruth's 714 looked untouchable and it was for a very long time. Our friends at 247Sports named the top 5 Texas Longhorns Football records that "will never be broken".

The likelihood of the records NEVER falling isn't high, but it's going to take a superhuman effort to break some of these. Among the records listed by the website you'll find names such as Ricky Williams, Colt McCoy and Earl Campbell.

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There is a long and storied history at Texas on the gridiron. (Continue below...)

(...Continued from above.) The Longhorns have played games since 1893 and have amassed 884 wins, the second-most all-time in college football history.

A lot of football has been played and a lot of crazy things have happened as a result of that. Over the years the Longhorns have won four national championships, had two Heisman Trophy winners and more All-Americans than there are acres on campus – if you accept it’s a 40-acre plot.

With all of that antiquity, there have been plenty of incredible records set by the Longhorns, but there are a few that stand out above the others. Here are the five most unbreakable records in Texas Longhorns football history.

Note: Defensive statistics were recorded in most categories beginning in 1975

Ricky Williams’ two straight games with 300 rushing yards

Ricky Williams did a lot of near superhuman things during his four years on the Forty Acres, but his feat of two straight games with 300 rushing yards during the 1998 season is peerless. Williams, who dashed for 318 yards against Rice on Sept. 18 and then 350 yards the next week against Iowa State on Oct. 3, is the only player in NCAA history to run for 300 yards two straight games. Williams went on to win the Heisman Trophy that season, rushing for a school record 2,124 yards and 27 touchdowns. Those marks alone will be hard to break, but it’s difficult to imagine anyone sniffing 300 yards in two straight games again.

Colt McCoy’s 76.7 completion percentage in 2008

Colt McCoy owns quite a few Texas Longhorns records. Actually, his name is pretty much at the top of every possible passing list. Still, it’s McCoy’s incredible accuracy during the 2008 season that stands out. McCoy completed 332-of-433 passes as a junior in 2008 on the way to a second place finish in the Heisman voting... Click here to continue reading "Five Texas Longhorns football records that will never be broken" by 247Sports.

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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