Before you look at the weekly game-at-glance from the Associated Press, you should check out the story about Colt McCoy by Jim Vertuno (click here). It talks about the early days when no one was on the Colt bandwagon (you know who you are). Great story.
The photo is from the press conference he held in Tuscola in 2005 talking about his decision to go to Texas.
This has been a great story for four years. All it needs now is a Hollywood ending in Pasadena early next year.
Line: Texas by 27½. ... Series Record: Texas leads 7-2. ... Last meeting: 2008, Texas 35-7.
What's at Stake
The Longhorns can clinch their first Big 12 South title since 2005 and quarterback Colt McCoy can set an NCAA record with career victory No. 43. Kansas just needs something positive to salvage a season on the brink of disaster: five straight losses and coach Mark Mangino is facing an internal investigation by the school over an undisclosed personnel matter.
Texas secondary vs. Kansas WRs Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe. Both Jayhawks players are closing in on 1,000 yards receiving. The Longhorns' improved secondary has 19 interceptions after just six in 2008. Texas had three last week against Baylor.
Players to Watch
Texas: QB McCoy. The fifth-year senior can get the record win and get his team to the Big 12 title game. Texas hasn't played for the league title since Vince Young led them there in '05. It will also be the last home game for McCoy and 21 other seniors.
Kansas: QB Todd Reesing. The senior, who holds most Kansas passing records, grew up in the Austin area and was snubbed by Texas out of high school. It's his only college game back in front of hometown fans.
Facts & Figures
McCoy is the only quarterback in NCAA history to lead his team to four consecutive 10-win seasons ... Texas is 7-0 against Kansas in Big 12 play. The last time Kansas played in Austin, Texas led 52-0 at halftime in a 66-14 win in 2005 ... Kansas had only five turnovers when the Jayhawks started 5-0. The five consecutive losses include 13 turnovers.