Texas Longhorns Football: By The Numbers | Horns Illustrated


Texas Longhorns Football - By The Numbers…

1: Number of offensive touchdowns allowed by the Texas defense in the opening quarter this season (vs. Iowa State).

1: Cedric Reed leads the current roster in career tackles for loss (31), sacks (14.0) and forced fumbles (5).

2: The Texas Longhorns Football team has two alums on the coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford was a cornerback (1977-'79, '81) and Les Koenning coaches the position he played (1978-80) - wide receiver.

2: Charlie Strong was twice named Big East Coach of the Year (2010, '12).

2: Charlie Strong served as the defensive coordinator on two national championship teams at Florida (2006, '08).

2: The Longhorns have two running backs on the roster with more than 1,800 career rushing yards. Malcolm Brown ranks 13th on the school's career list (2,387) and Johnathan Gray is 18th (1,850).

2: Quandre Diggs is the team's active career leader with 34 pass breakups. He needs two more to reach the UT career top 10.

3: Charlie Strong had three of his Louisville players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, tied for the most in the nation.

3: The Longhorns, who rank tied for 15th in the FBS in sacks (3.25 pg/24), have produced at least three sacks in six of the eight games this season.

3: The Longhorns have three BCS Bowl victories in four appearances, including winning the 2005 National Championship.

4: Charlie Strong had four of his Louisville players selected in the top 75 of the 2014 NFL Draft, tied for the most in the nation.

4: Jaxon Shipley ranks No. 4 in school history in career receptions (207).

5: Number of career starts the offensive line had registered entering the BYU game (Kent Perkins - 2; Sedrick Flowers - 2; Marcus Hutchins - 1).

5: Cedric Reed ranked tied for fifth in the FBS last season with five forced fumbles (0.38 per game).

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6: Jaxon Shipley ranks No. 6 in school history in career receiving yards (2,410).

9: Jaxon Shipley ranks ninth on the school's all-time punt return average chart (10.3).

11: Jordan Hicks has 11 career double-digit tackle games.

23: During 2012-13, Charlie Strong led Louisville to a 23-3 record. The win total was tied for fourth in the FBS over that span.

23.2: The Longhorns have surrendered just one sack per 23.2 pass attempts over the last four games (six sacks/139 pass attempts).

24: Malcom Brown has 24 career tackles for loss, which ranks second on the team among active players (Cedric Reed - 31).

27: Cedric Reed has started 27 straight games which leads the team.

40: Number of career starts by members of the offensive line (Kent Perkins - 9; Sedrick Flowers - 9; Marcus Hutchins - 8; Jake Raulerson - 4; Taylor Doyle- 6; Darius James - 2; Camrhon Hughes - 2).

47: As of Oct. 26, the Longhorns' strength of schedule is 47th in the FBS, according to NCAA.org. The past and future opposition has a winning percentage of .548 (40-33).

50: William Russ has at least one 50-yard punt in each game this season.

56.2: Jaxon Shipley (48) and John Harris (43) lead the team in receptions and are the clear top targets of Tyrone Swoopes. That duo has accounted for 56.2 percent (91 of 162) of the team's receptions.

77: Tyrone Swoopes had his streak of 77 passes without an interception snapped vs. Baylor. That is the 10th-longest streak in school history.

102: Texas' 102 appearances in the BCS standings were the most of any team in the country.

272: Steve Edmond is the team's active leader in career tackles (272).

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