Everything you need to know for Texas vs Baylor

(TexasSports.com)
(TexasSports.com)

The Opening Kickoff    
• The University of Texas Longhorns welcome Baylor to Austin for a Big 12 Conference showdown on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium is set for 2:30 p.m. on ABC.
• Texas enters the matchup with an overall record of 3-4. The Longhorns are 1-3 in the Big 12 Conference, having lost 24-21 on the road at Kansas State last week.
• Baylor enters the game fresh off their second bye in three weeks. The Bears are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big 12 Conference. They are ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press poll and No. 6 in the Coaches' Poll. (more below)

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The Opening Kickoff    
• The University of Texas Longhorns welcome Baylor to Austin for a Big 12 Conference showdown on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium is set for 2:30 p.m. on ABC.
• Texas enters the matchup with an overall record of 3-4. The Longhorns are 1-3 in the Big 12 Conference, having lost 24-21 on the road at Kansas State last week.
• Baylor enters the game fresh off their second bye in three weeks. The Bears are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big 12 Conference. They are ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press poll and No. 6 in the Coaches' Poll.

The All-Time Series    
• Saturday's showdown will be the 106th meeting all-time between Texas and Baylor.
• The Longhorns hold a 75-26-4 edge over the Bears, including a record of 45-10-2 all-time in Austin.
• In last season's matchup, UT went on the road and defeated Baylor, 23-17, in Waco.

National Game Coverage    
• Saturday's game between Texas and Baylor will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. on ABC from Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. Steve Levy, who will call the action in the booth, will be joined by color analyst Brian Griese. Todd McShay will provide analysis from the field.
• Touchdown Radio will have a national broadcast of the game available on Sirius 112, XM 202 and Internet 962.
• Beginning two hours prior to kickoff, tune into Longhorn Network's Texas GameDay show live from Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium.
• A Texas radio broadcast can be heard nationally on Sirius channel 136, XM channel 199 and online channel 953.

A Texas Win Would...    
• Get the Longhorns overall record back to 4-4 on the season
• Improve UT's mark in Big 12 Conference play to 2-3
• Be Texas' second win over a Top 10-ranked team this season and their fourth over a Top 12 team in the last two seasons
• Make the Longhorns 76-26-4 all-time in the series and 46-10-2 against the Bears in Austin
• Be Texas' second straight win over Baylor
• Improve Texas' all-time record to 890-356-33
• Make UT 4-0 in 2016 at home
• Improve Charlie Strong's career record to 52-34

Last Season Against Baylor    
• Texas finished the 2015 regular season on a high note with a 23-17 road victory over No. 12 Baylor on Dec. 5 of last year.
• The Longhorns' defense came ready to play, holding the Bears scoreless in the first half for the first time in over four years.
• On offense, Chris Warren rushed for 106 yards while Tyrone Swoopes totaled 203 yards and two scores.
• Both Duke Thomas and Jason Hall recorded interceptions in the game, while P.J. Locke and Poona Ford forced fumbles.
• On special teams, kicker Nick Rose made a crucial 53-yard field goal late in the first half to give the Longhorns a 20-0  lead which they wouldn't relinquish.

The Offensive Turnaround    
• First-year offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert was brought to Texas to reinvigorate the Longhorns offense and install his up-tempo system on the 40 Acres.
• Through seven games, Texas' offensive numbers are up across the board. In most categories, the Longhorns have improved by a significant margin over each of the last two seasons.
• UT's 36.1 points per game ranks 28th nationally while their 180 first downs are 20th-best in the FBS.
• The Longhorns 477.6 yards per game ranks 34th in the country, their 255.4 passing yards per game is 44th nationally while their 222.1 rushing yards per game is 29th.

The Freshman Difference    
• A total of 15 true freshmen made their debuts in the burnt orange and white during the first seven games of the season.
• Ten true freshmen debuted in the season opener against Notre Dame, four saw action for the first time against UTEP and one more against Oklahoma State.
• So far, QB Shane Buechele has started all seven games, C Zach Shackelford has started six, FOX Malcolm Roach has started two, S Brandon Jonesstarted against Oklahoma State and WR Devin Duvernay picked up his first career start at Kansas State.
• Other Longhorn freshmen to debut thus far are: DL D'Andre Christmas, OL Jean Delance, DL Jordan Elliott, LB Erick Fowler, WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR Collin Johnson, LB Jeffrey McCulloch, OL Denzel Okafor, RB Kyle Porter and DT Gerald Wilbon.

A Young Nucleus    
• After playing 17 true freshmen while starting a school-record 10 a season ago, Texas has played 15 with five making a start already this season.
• Last season, the 10 true freshmen who started a game combined to make 66 starts.
• Already this season, the five true freshmen to start a game have combined to make 17 starts.
• UT is tied for second nationally having started five true freshmen this season. Texas' 18 first-time starters this season is tied for eighth-most in the country.

The Freshman Connection    
• Quarterback Shane Buechele and wide receiver Devin Duvernay have become quite the duo over the last three games.
• Their three touchdown connections have come from 63 yards (vs. Oklahoma), 75 yards (Iowa State) and 80 yards (at K-State) for an average of 72.7 yards per play.

Balanced Offensive Attack    
• Texas enters Saturday's game ranked 29th in rushing offense (222.1 ypg) and 44th in passing offense (255.4).
• The Longhorns are one of just eight offenses in the nation to be ranked inside the top 50 for passing and also have a top 30 rushing attack.
• Of those eight teams, Texas features the fifth-most balanced attack, with a difference of just 33.3 yards per game between its passing and rushing offenses.

The Rushing Attack    
• So far this season, Texas has rushed for 222.1 yards per game and 18 touchdowns on the ground.
• The Longhorns offense has totaled at least 300 yards rushing two times, racking up 329 at Oklahoma State (Oct.1) and 307 at California (Sept. 17).
• The back-to-back 300-yard performances marked the first time since the 2011 season that a Texas team had rushed for at least 300 yards in consecutive games.
• The Longhorns have not had three 300-yard rushing performances in a season since 2007.

Most 300 yard Rushing Games Since 1980
Year    Total    300 Yard Games
2005    6    418, 367, 361, 349, 347, 336
2004    6    513, 351, 339, 326, 322, 303
2003    4    393, 353, 322, 302
2007    3    364, 307, 300
1985    3    380, 365, 343
2016    2    329,307

Foreman Making A Name For Himself    
• Junior running back D'Onta Foreman is quickly becoming known as one of the best running backs in the country.
• So far this season, Foreman has rushed the ball 141 times for 855 yards and eight touchdowns.
• He ranks third in the country averaging 142.5 rushing yards per game.
• He averages 37 yards per game more than the next closest player in the Big 12 Conference.
• Foreman also ranks 11th nationally in total rushing yards, despite missing a game earlier in the year.
• Against K-State, Foreman rushed for 124 yards, despite being up against a Wildcat defense that entered the game ranked fourth nationally in rushing defense (90.3 ypg)
• Entering Saturday's game against Baylor, Foreman ranks 24th all-time with 1,609 career rushing yards.

The 100-Yard Man    
• Foreman has rushed for 100 yards or more in eight straight games, including all six this season. He has 10 100-yard games in his career, all coming in the last 12 games in which he has played..
• His active streak of eight straight games with 100 yards-or-more leads the FBS and is second in school history behind Earl Campbell's 11 in 1977.
• His six 100-yard games this season and 10 career 100-yard games are tied for 10th-most in program history.

FBS Longest Active 100-Yard Streaks
PLAYER    Games
D'Onta Foreman, Texas    8

Leonard Fournette, LSU    7
Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State    6
I'Tavius Mathers, Middle Tennessee    5

Most 100-yard Rushing Games 2016
PLAYER    Games
D'Onta Foreman, Texas    6

Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State    6
Five Tied    5

Foreman Chasing 1,000  
• A native of Texas City, Texas, D'Onta Foreman is looking to become the first Longhorn since 2007 to record a 1,000-yard rushing season. He enters Saturday's game with 855 rushing yards this season on 141 carries.
• There have been 22 players in school history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau, but nobody since Jamaal Charles did so in 2007.
• Just four Longhorns (a combined eight times) have accomplished a 1,000-yard rushing season since 2000.

Recent 1,000 yard rushers at Texas
1,000 Yard Seasons (22 Total)
2007        Jamaal Charles (on 258 attempts)    1,619
2005        Vince Young (on 155 attempts)    1,050
2004        Cedric Benson (on 326 attempts)    1,834
2004        Vince Young (on 167 attempts)    1,079
2003        Cedric Benson (on 258 attempts)    1,360
2002        Cedric Benson (on 305 attempts)    1,293
2001        Cedric Benson (on 223 attempts)    1,053
2000        Hodges Mitchell (on 224 attempts)    1,118
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2016        D'Onta Foreman (on 141 attempts)    855

Foreman Chasing Earl Campbell    
D'Onta Foreman has rushed for 100 yards-or-more in eight consecutive games. That streak is second in school history behind only Earl Campbell's 11 straight 100-yard performances in 1977.
• During his eight-game streak, Foreman has rushed for 1,159 yards on 171 attempts. He has scored 11 touchdowns and averaged 6.78 yards per carry.

Foreman's TD Streak Comes To End    
• Prior to Saturday's game at Kansas State, D'Onta Foreman had rushed for a touchdown in seven consecutive games.
• During that seven-game span, he registered a career-high two touchdowns on the ground four different times.
• Foreman is one of 10 players in school history with a rushing touchdown in at least seven consecutive games.
• The school record is 11 consecutive games owned by Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson and Byron Townsend.

Home Field Advantage    
• The Longhorns have enjoyed a nice home field advantage so far in 2016, compiling a perfect 3-0 record entering Saturday's showdown against Baylor.
• Texas' offense is averaging 39.3 points per game at home, while the defense has allowed just 13 total points (0 in the second half) during the last two contests.

Buechele Making History    
• True freshman quarterback Shane Buechele has made history early in his career at Texas.
• He became the first true freshman QB in school history to start the first two games of his career and was just the second ever to start the season opener, joining Bobby Layne in 1944.
• Buechele has started all seven games to date for the Longhorns, compiling a record of 3-4.
• He has completed 140-of-217 (64.5 %) passes for 1,722 yards and 15 touchdowns.
• Buechele reached the 1,000-yard mark in game five, the fastest freshman to ever reach the mark at UT.

Buechele In The UT Record Books
Starts by a True freshman qB
1.    8    Bobby Layne (5-3)    1944
2.    7    SHANE BUECHELE (3-4)    2016
3.    6    David Ash (3-3)    2011

Victories by a True freshman qB
1.    5    Bobby Layne (5-3)    1944
2.    3    SHANE BUECHELE (3-4)    2016
3    David Ash (3-3)    2011
4.    2    Mark McBath (2-2)    1976

Passing Yards By A Freshman QB
1.    2,570    Colt McCoy (redshirt)    2006
2.    2,453    Major Applewhite (redshirt)    1998
3.    2,341    Shea Morenz (redshirt)    1993
4.    1,722    Shane Buechele    2016
5.    1,511    Peter Gardere (redshirt)    1989
**    1,079    David Ash    2011

Passing Touchdowns By A Freshman QB
1.    29    Colt McCoy (redshirt)    2006
2.    18    Major Applewhite (redshirt)    1998
3.    15    Shane Buechele    2016
4.    13    Shea Morenz (redshirt)    1993
5.    12    James Brown (redshirt)    1994
**    7    Bobby Layne    1944

Longest Pass Plays By Freshman
1.    97t    Major Applewhite vs. Oklahoma    10/10/1998
2.    84t    Jerrod Heard vs. Kansas    11/7/2015
3.    80t    Shane Buechele to Devin Duvernay    at KSU
6.    75t    Shane Buechele to Devin Duvernay    ISU
7.    72t    Shane Buechele to John Burt    ND
10.    68    Shane Buechele to Jerrod Heard    ND
13.    63t    Shane Buechele to Devin Duvernay    vs. OU

**Previous record by a true freshman

Buechele 2016 Notables    
• Thus far, Buechele has passed for at least 200 yards in six of his seven outings. Prior to the 2016 season, a true freshman at UT had totaled just one 200-yard passing game in school history.
• Against UTEP, Buechele passed for a true freshman-record four touchdowns.
• Buechele's 245 passing yards against Oklahoma were the third-most by a UT freshman in the game (293, Major Applewhite, 1998; 263, Shea Morenz, 1993) and most by a true freshman.
• His three passing touchdowns against the Sooners are tied for the most ever by a Longhorn in the Red River Showdown, Vince Young (2005) was the last to do so.
• Buechele's 1,722 yards rank second in the nation among all true freshmen.

Duvernay Bursting Onto Scene    
• True freshman wide receiver Devin Duvernay has burst onto the scene in the last three weeks, totaling eight receptions for 257 yards and three touchdowns.
• In total, the first-year player from Sachse, Texas has caught 10 passes for a team-high 273 yards. He is also tied for the team lead with three touchdown receptions.
• Duvernay leads the Longhorns averaging 27.3 yards per reception, while his three touchdown receptions are averaging 72.7 yards per catch.
• He caught his first career touchdown pass against Oklahoma, a 63-yard reception that is the 17th-longest reception by a freshman in school history.
• Against Iowa State, Duvernay followed that up with a 75-yard touchdown reception. That stands as the eighth-longest TD reception by a freshman in school history.
• Saturday on the road at Kansas State, Duvernay's touchdown reception came from 80 yards out, tied for the fourth-longest reception by a freshman in school history.

Duvernay In The UT Record Books
Touchdown Receptions By A Freshman
1.    Roy Williams (2000)    8
2.    Devin Duvernay (2016)    3
Six Others Tied    3

Consecutive Games With TD Reception
1.    Jordan Shipley (2008)    8
5.    John Harris (2014)    4
Jordan Shipley (2009)    4
7.    Devin Duvernay (2016)    3
Six Others Tied    3

Longest Reception By Freshman
1.    96t    Roy Williams, vs. Oklahoma State    9/30/2000
2.    91t    ^Malcolm Williams, at Texas Tech    11/1/2008
3.    84t    John Burt, Kansas    11/7/2015
T4.    80t    Devin Duvernay, at K-State    10/22/2016
8.    75t    Devin Duvernay, Iowa State    10/15/2016
17.    63t    Devin Duvernay, vs. Oklahoma    10/8/2016

^redshirt freshman

Spreading The Ball Around    
Shane Buechele has been the benefactor of a deep and talented receiving group thus far in 2016.
• The Longhorns feature eight players with double-digit catches, but nobody with more than 23.
• Additionally, all eight players with double-digit catches have over 100 yards this season, but no receiver for Texas has more than 273 yards.
• Seven Longhorns have found the end zone so far this season, but nobody has more than three scores.

Swoopes Nearing Historic Mark    
• Senior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes became just the 13th player in school history to eclipse the 3,000 career passing yards mark when he completed 4-of-6 passes for 65 yards in week three against Cal. Swoopes has now passed for 3,038 yards in his career.
• Additionally, he is just 73 rushing yards shy of 1,000 career yards. Swoopes could join Colt McCoy and Vince Young as the only three quarterbacks in school history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for at least 1,000 in a career.
• Swoopes is looking to become just the sixth QB in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in their career.
• He enters Saturday's game against Baylor ranked third all-time among UT quarterbacks with 23 career rushing touchdowns.

Swoopes In The UT Record Books
Rushing Yards By a Quarterback
1.    3,127    Vince Young    2003-05
2.    2,020    Marty Akins    1973-75
3.    1,571    Colt McCoy    2006-09
4.    1,306    Donnie Little    1978-81
5.    1,211    Eddie Phillips    1969-71
6.    927    Tyrone Swoopes    2012-present

Rushing Touchdowns By a Quarterback
1.    37    Vince Young    2003-05
2.    26    Marty Akins    1973-75
3.    23    Tyrone Swoopes    2012-present

Swoopes In The 18-Wheeler Package    
• Since the installation of the 18-wheeler package last season against Oklahoma State, quarterback Tyrone Swoopes has shined for the Longhorns. Not counting last season's TCU game, Swoopes has totaled 96 rushes for 512 yards (5.33 ypc) and 18 rushing touchdowns. He has also added two more passing touchdowns out of the package.
• Swoopes has been nothing short of efficient out of the package, as 43-of-96 rushes (44.8%) have either gone for a first down or touchdown.
• In the last 16 games, Swoopes has had five multi-touchdown games on the ground alone, including three in the win against No. 10 Notre Dame and two against Oklahoma State to open Big 12 play. Since the package was rolled out last season, Swoopes has had five games with at least four combined touchdowns or first downs.
• Both of his rushes against Kansas State were money rushes, as his first moved the chains and his second found the end zone.

Leonard Finds The End Zone Again    
• Junior wide receiver Dorian Leonard is tied for the team lead with three touchdown receptions this season. He has 14 catches for 233 yards through seven games.
• Leonard became an unexpected threat in the Longhorns' offense early on in the year when he caught his first career touchdown pass from 46 yards out against UTEP.
• Against Oklahoma, he added his second touchdown of the season - this time from 45 yards out.
• Saturday at K-State, Leonard caught a six-yard pass for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
• He has totaled three receptions this season of 40-or-more yards.
• He picked up his first career start against Iowa State, catching a career-best five passes for 47 yards.
• Prior to this season, Leonard had just one career catch for seven yards.

First Time Starters, Players    
• Besides true freshmen, 13 players have made their first career starts so far: RG Alex Anderson (UTEP), CB Kris Boyd (Oklahoma), CB Sheroid Evans(ND), RB D'Onta Foreman (ND), RT Brandon Hodges (ND), WR Dorian Leonard (Iowa State), OL Jake McMillon (Oklahoma State), DT Chris Nelson (ND), WR Jake Oliver (Oklahoma State), DE Charles Omenihu (ND), LT Elijah Rodriguez (UTEP), SS Kevin Vaccaro (UTEP) and WR Jacorey Warrick (ND).
• An additional 11 players have made their first career appearance: K Mitchell Becker (ND), K Trent Domingue (ND), OL Garrett Graf (UTEP), DS Jak Holbrook (ND), RB Tristian Houston (UTEP), DL Alex Mercado (UTEP), DL Patrick Ojeaga (UTEP), OL Garrett Thomas (UTEP), LB Cameron Townsend(UTEP), LB Johnny Tseng (UTEP) and TE Michael Wilson (ND).

Forcing Turnovers    
• After forcing just one turnover in the first four games of the season, the Longhorns have flipped the script by forcing eight turnovers over the last three games.
• Against Oklahoma, Dylan Haines had two interceptions while both Poona Ford and Kris Boyd recovered a fumble.
• Against Kansas State, Texas forced three second-half turnovers. Anthony Wheeler forced a fumble just shy of the goal line, while Edwin Freeman had an interception and fumble recovery.

Built Ford Tough    
• Junior defensive lineman Poona Ford led Texas with eight tackles on Saturday at K-State. He added one tackle for loss in the game.
• Ford has excelled in his starting role this season for the Longhorns, totaling 34 tackles through seven games which is fourth-most on the team.
• He also has 4.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a blocked PAT.

Haines Has A Nose For The Ball    
• Senior safety Dylan Haines registered two interceptions in the Red River Showdown against Oklahoma. They were the Longhorns' first two interceptions of the season.
• Haines now has 11 career interceptions which he has returned for a combined 238 yards. His 11 career interceptions are tied with Quandre Diggs, Mossy Cade and William Graham for ninth-most in school history. His 238 interception return yards are second-most in school history.
• His first interception in that game came on a ball that was dislodged by Malcolm Roach and ended up in Haines' hands for the pick. His second interception was an overthrow that Haines returned 38 yards to set up a Texas field goal.
• The interceptions came on back-to-back drives for the Sooners.

Haines In the UT Record Books
Career Interceptions
1.    17    Nathan Vasher    2000-03
17    Noble Doss    1939-41
3.    16    Jerry Gray    1981-84
4.    15    Derrick Hatchett    1977-80
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9.    11    Dylan Haines    2014-present

Career Interception Return Yards
1.    261    Chris Carter    1993-96
2.    238    Dylan Haines    2014-present

Longhorns Against Top 10 Teams    
• Texas enters Saturday's game against No. 8/6 Baylor having won two straight games against Top 10-ranked opponents and four straight over Top 12 opponents.
• UT defeated No. 10 Notre Dame 50-47 in double overtime to begin the season. Last year, Texas beat No. 10/9 Oklahoma 24-17 in the AT&T Red River Showdown.
• The Longhorns are 123-145-8 (.460) against ranked opponents, but have a 44-39-4 (.529) record against ranked opponents at home.

Horns Hosting A Block Party    
• So far in 2016, Longhorns' special teams have come up with four blocked kicks (two punts, one field goal, one PAT). Texas did not have a blocked kick in each of Charlie Strong's first two seasons and had just two total since the beginning of the 2013 season.
• Against Oklahoma State, Poona Ford blocked a Cowboys' PAT in the third quarter. It was Texas' first blocked PAT since the 2013 season against Ole Miss, a span of 38 games.
• True freshman Brandon Jones blocked a punt in back-to-back games against UTEP and California. He was the first Longhorn since Mykkele Thompson in 2012 to block a punt in consecutive games and only the fourth player at Texas since blocked kicks became an official stat in 1975.
• Jones' punt block against UTEP was the first blocked punt for Texas since Carrington Byndom did so vs. Texas Tech on Nov. 3, 2012.
• Jones is just the 12th player in school history to block multiple punts in the same season. The school record is four, owned by Aaron Williams (2008), Michael Griffin (2005) and Terrol Dillon (1999).
• Both punt blocks have led to points, as the block against UTEP led to a FG while against Cal it resulted in a safety.
• Junior Naashon Hughes blocked a Notre Dame field goal late in the third quarter of that game, which proved to be huge as the Fighting Irish attempted to mount a comeback. The Longhorns eventually won in double-overtime, 50-47. For Texas, Hughes' field goal block was the first in the last 30 games. Jackson Jeffcoat was the last to block a field goal when he did so against Kansas on Nov. 2, 2013.

Freeman Comes Up Big At K-State    
• Sophomore linebacker Edwin Freeman provided a big second-half spark for the Longhorns on Saturday at K-State.
• A native of Arlington, Texas, Freeman finished tied for third with five tackles (all solo) in the game. He also registered his first career interception and fumble recovery.
• Both turnovers for Freeman came on back-to-back Wildcat drives. Freeman returned the INT 33 yards, while the fumble recovery stopped a KSU drive on fourth down.

Nelson Emerging On the D-Line    
• Sophomore Chris Nelson has been consistently among the leaders for the Longhorns on the defensive line this season. He registered a team-high seven tackles to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against Iowa State.
• Along with the rest of the defense, Nelson held Iowa State to just 98 rushing yards and six points. During the three weeks prior, ISU had averaged 472 total yards (185 rush, 287 pass) and 39 points per game.
• Through seven games, Nelson is fifth on the team with 32 total tackles. He has 5.0 tackles for loss and also 1.5 sacks.

Hager Running Free    
• Sophomore FOX Breckyn Hager picked up his third start of the season on Saturday at Kansas State.
• He totaled just two tackles in the game, but had a sack and a pass breakup.
• Hager enters Saturday's game against Baylor third on the team with 37 tackles on the year. He leads the Longhorns with 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.

Dickson A Threat For Longhorns    
• Sydney, Australia native Michael Dickson has turned into a major threat for the Longhorns in his sophomore season. He enters Saturday's game against Baylor ranked fifth in the nation and first in the Big 12 Conference averaging 47.0 yards per punt.
• Dickson has punted 34 times in seven games for a total of 1,598 yards. Of his 34 punts, 13 have been more than 50 yards and 14 have been downed inside the 20.
• In total, only 11 of his punts have been returned, for an average of 6.1 yards per return.
• As a team, Texas is first in the Big 12 and 11th nationally with a 42.1 net punting average.
• Dickson set multiple career highs as he punted six times for an average of 55.0 yards per punt in the season-opening victory over Notre Dame, playing a crucial role in flipping the field throughout.
• He set a new career long with a punt of 64 yards, and also a new career high and school record with his 55.0 yards per punt average. His five punts of more than 50 yards were also a new career high.

Wheeler Leading In Tackles    
• Sophomore linebacker Anthony Wheeler has started all seven games thus far for the Longhorns defense.
• He leads Texas in total tackles with 50 and has had two games this season with double-digit tackles.
• He has added two tackles for loss, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
• The forced fumble came Saturday at Kansas State, as Wheeler jarred the ball loose of the Wildcat runner just short of the goal line to force a touchback.

500 Yards Of Total Offense    
• Through seven games, Texas has totaled more than 500 yards of offense four times and more than 400 yards of offense in all but one game.
• Saturday's 344-yard output at Kansas State brought an end to a streak of six consecutive games with at least 400 yards of total offense to begin the season. It was the second-longest such streak in school history behind the 2008 team, whose offense began with eight straight 400-yard performances.
• In the last two seasons, Texas had 500 yards of total offense just three times.
• The last time Texas had 500 yards of offense at least four times in a season was in 2011, when they also did so four times. The school record for 500 yard games in a season is six, done in both 2005 and 2009.

Most 500 yard games in a season
Year    Total    500 Yard Games
2009    6    639, 597, 562, 544, 537, 532
2005    6    645, 617, 606, 591, 585, 556
2008    5    600, 591, 536, 504, 503
2007    5    589, 560, 551, 545, 514
2004    5    673, 600, 581, 525, 507
1996    5    624, 594, 575, 510, 503
2016    4    568, 568, 517, 505
2011    4    595, 590, 557, 506
1999    4    586, 558, 553, 504

Most 400 yard games To Begin Season
Year    Total    400 Yard Games
2008    8    600, 591, 504, 503, 438, 431, 421, 404
2016    6    568, 568, 517, 505, 425, 416
2012    5    676, 440, 436, 431, 404

 

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