By Danny Reagan / Abilene, Texas
I guess the talk of Colt McCoy's "Sophomore Slump" has validity since he has 10 picks already this season and only had 7 for the entire year in 2006.
Comparing some of his other numbers, year-over-year, tell a different story.
After six games this year, Colt is 137-of-212 for 1,578 yards. After six games last year, Colt was 80-of-115 for 954 yards. Of course his completion percentage was better at this time last year (69.5) than this year (64.6), but he's on track for close to 3,500 yards passing if he keeps up the pace.
Major Applewhite holds the current UT record for most yards passing in a season at 3,357, set in 1999. Also, with 422 yards passing against Iowa State this Saturday, Colt could tie Applewhite for the record of fastest to 2,000 yards in a season (7 games). He's already tied Applewhite for the record of fastest QB to 1,000 yards in a season (4 games).
So, it's not like he's chopped liver this year, folks!
One last caution: In a season where a huge upset (make that "shocker") happens every week in college football, the Longhorns better not be taking 1-5 Iowa State for granted.
The Kansas State defeat was an upset, but it wasn't a "shocker." A "shocker" would be for UT to be beaten by the lowly Cyclones.
That would be an ill wind indeed blowing across the campus in Austin.
Three weeks in a row without the tower orange? I don't think so.