Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Tony Brackens. Brackens was declared the team's franchise player in 1999.
Eyes of Texas. The Eyes of Texas is sang after every Texas sporting event, whether it's swimming, golf, or badminton.
Texas. The Longhorns were picked to meet Nebraska for the Big 12 championship game, pitting North division champs against South division champs.
top ten. Texas was ranked number seven in the Associated Press's preseason poll.
Nebraska. Texas, since the inception of the Big 12, has owned Nebraska. With the exception of the Big 12 Championship game loss in '99, Texas has had their way with the Huskers.
Mack Brown. Mack Brown, former head coach of North Carolina, has compiled an 18-8 record, and 2 bowl appearances in his first 2 seasons at the helm. His charisma and recruiting savvy have become legendary. Just take a look at the recruiting class of 1999, voted number one in America by several leading publications.
Chris Simms. Chris Simms, son of former NY Giant quarterback Phil Simms, is expected to share duties with incumbent Major Applewhite. The sophomore southpaw is heralded for his strong arm and 'Montana-like' vision.
Ricky Williams. Ricky Williams later played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints.
83. Since Mack Brown came to the 40 Acres in '98, Texas led the nation in wins over that span, and was the only program with double-digit wins every season from 2001-2005.
652. The 652 points was a Div. 1 college record, breaking Nebraska's 624 points in 1983. It was also broken in 2006 with USC's 638.
Michael Griffin. Free safety M. Grifin led the D unit with 124 tackles that included a UT record-tying 23 against A&M.
Billy Pittman. "Big Play" Billy Pittman averaged 22.1 yards per catch for his 34 catches, and averaged 37.2 on his 5 touchdowns.
Greg Davis. This gave Texas the honor of having consecutive winners on an active staff for the first time in the award's history (Chizik '04-'05).
200. He did get a season high 267 in a win against Oklahoma St., and his 200 against the Trojans put him over the 1000 yard mark for consecutive years.
92. Texas set a record for 114 set between 1968 and 1975. Texas was second behind Miami's 104 straight weeks at the end of the 2005-06 season.
Selvin Young. S. Young just missed the milestone with 8 TDs. Taylor had 12, Charles had 11, and Melton with 10.
25 - 22 Texas. Vince Young to Limas Sweed with 2:37 left gave the Longhorns the final lead, and eventually Texas went on to beat the Buckeyes in an Ohio State record crowd of 105,565.
20. The Longhorns had the longest winning streak in the nation after beating USC and the the Trojans' 34-game winning streak.
Oklahoma State. VY once again led a huge comeback, which included an 80-yard TD run. He threw for 239 yards and ran for another 267 in Texas' 47-28 win.
|DKR-Memorial Stadium debuted a new video screen at the home opener against North Texas in 2006. What nickname did fans give the new screen, which at the time of its debut was the world's largest?||Texas Longhorns Football
Godzillatron. Godzillatron got off to a rocky start in the first game of the season, but the HD capabilities in subsequent games helped silence the critics.
|Until the 2005 Rose Bowl, Texas had never played fellow college power Michigan, and until the start of their 2005-06 home series, the Horns had never faced off against Ohio State. Also at that time, Texas still hadn't played coach Mack Brown's alma mater, a perennial power in their own right. Which team was this?||Texas Longhorns Football
Florida State. Brown also attended Vandebilt, but he graduated from FSU in 1974.
|Prior to the 2006 home game with Ohio State, the University of Texas dedicated an eight foot statue of what former Longhorn great, outside the DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium?||Texas Longhorns Football
Earl Campbell. Campbell won the 1977 Heisman Trophy before embarking on a Hall of Fame NFL career. Unfortunately, his special night was marred by an Ohio State victory.
|From 1996-2005, Texas played in four of the Big XII's conference championship games. How many conference championships did they win in that time?||Texas Longhorns Football
2. Texas won the inaugural Big XII title 37-27 over Nebraska, and the 2005 title against Colorado 70-3. Nebraska avenged their 1996 loss with a 22-6 victory over Texas in 1999, and Colorado denied the Horns a trip to the BCS title game with a 39-37 win in 2001.
|Texas pulled off the biggest comeback win in school history against Oklahoma State in 2004, erasing a 35-7 second quarter deficit. What was the final score?||Texas Longhorns Football
56-35. Vince Young threw a TD pass to Bo Scaife in the final seconds of the first half to close the lead to 35-14, and then the Horns reeled off six second half TDs.
|Texas saw its 280-game scoring streak, the longest active string in Division 1 at the time, snapped in 2004. What opponent became the first team since 1980 to shutout the Horns?||Texas Longhorns Football
Oklahoma . The shutout marked the final loss of Vince Young's college career.
Vince Young and Michael Huff. Young went No. 3 overall to Tennessee, and Huff went No. 7 to Oakland. Griffin went to Minnesota in the second round. Johnson and Benson were first round selections in 2005.
|Vince Young nabbed MVP honors with an incredible game against USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl, but which two other Longhorns also found their way into the end zone for touchdowns?||Texas Longhorns Football
Ramonce Taylor and Selvin Young. Selvin Young scored on a late toss from Vince Young to put Texas ahead 10-7, and Ramance Taylor's TD run later in the second quarter gave Texas a 17-7 lead.
USC. They two were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 and had the two highest-scoring offenses in football. The month-long hype did not disappoint as Texas overcame a late deficit to prevail, 41-38.
|Winning over Iowa 26-24 in the Alamo Bowl, when was the last time Texas lost a bowl game?||Texas Longhorns 2006
2003. Texas lost to Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
Jamaal Charles. Texas A&M won 12-7. That was A&Ms first win against Texas since 1999.