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We seem to always be talking about fast starts these days, but remember that more than 25% of Colt McCoy's 39 victories have been "fast finishes."
That means he's had 11 second-half rallies while at Texas.
The biggest "fast finish" was two years ago up in Stillwater.
If you recall, the Longhorns entered the fourth quarter trailing by 3 TDs (35-14).
To refresh your memory, here's what happened next:
11:40 - UT: Charles, Jamaal 18 yd run (Bailey, Ryan kick)
07:30 - UT: Charles, Jamaal 75 yd run (Bailey, Ryan kick)
03:22 - UT: McGee, Vondrell 1 yd run (Bailey, Ryan kick)
00:00 - UT: Bailey, Ryan 40 yd field goal
Final Score: UT 38, OSU 35
At first glance, that doesn't have much of a Colt flavor to it, but he completed a couple of key passes in the fourth quarter and rushed for a lot of his more than 100 net yards.
Here's a key stat that might help the Horns remember the "fast start" phrase.
The OSU Cowboys have averaged 6.4 points in the first quarter this season, while UT's number is 10 - helped immensely by last week's Missouri game.
The Cowboys have also given up an average of less than 3 points in the first quarter, while the Horns' "D" has limited opponents to a 3.7 average.
Not sure who's going to race out to the fastest start Saturday, but we do know how much Colt likes to finish in style.