Big turnover, singular: Baylor led 10-0 entering the second quarter, but on the Bears' first play from scrimmage in the period, quarterback Shawn Bell was separated from the football by Tim Crowder and Derek Lokey recovered on the Baylor 39 yard-line. A minute later, McCoy hit Billy Pittman for a 24-yard touchdown strike.
Big turnovers, plural: Texas did a ton of damage on the turnover front Saturday night. Texas gained four Baylor fumbles and had one interception of Bell – which Matt Melton returned for a touchdown.
Jermichael Finley – quality, not quantity: Jermichael Finley doesn't catch a lot of footballs, but when he does, it's usually spectacular. With 6:16 left in the second quarter, he reached over Wilson and snared a McCoy pass for his second touchdown of the year. The play came immediately after receiver Limas Sweed was flagged for a personal foul after scuffling with Baylor defensive back Braelon Davis. Finley caught two passes for 21 yards in the game.
Meltons score: Texas senior defensive back Melton scored on a 34-yard interception return with 5:33 remaining in the second quarter. Melton was aided by a pass rush that reached Bell almost immediately after he received the shotgun snap from center. He rushed the throw over the middle, and Melton picked it off. Running back Henry Melton (no relation) also scored a touchdown, with a two-yard carry late in the game. Quick yet exhaustive research in the press box determined that never in the history of Texas football has two guys named Melton scored a touchdown in the same game.
Lawrence sees first action: Freshman kicker Hunter Lawrence saw his first action against Baylor, kicking the ball out of the end zone on his first boot. It was generally believed that Lawrence would be redshirted this year.
Passing fancy: Baylor's first running play came on the Bears' 13th play from scrimmage, a handoff to Paul Mosley resulting in a two-yard loss. Baylor had 11 rushes in the game for 27 yards.
Bouncing Baylor: The Longhorns have now won the past nine meetings between these two teams, and 13 of the 14 matchups.
Poll prowess: When the polls are announced again, the Longhorns will be in the Top 25 for the 100th consecutive week. That's the nation's longest current streak, and the longest for Texas since a 114-week streak from 1968 until 1976.
Big 12 dominance: Texas has won a league record 18 consecutive Big 12 games.
Pickin' and grinnin': The Longhorns had no interceptions in their first three games of the season. In the last four, they've had seven.
No kick returns for touchdowns…again: The Longhorns have gone 65 games without allowing a kickoff return for a touchdown, and no opponent has returned a punt for a score in 92 games (entering this game)
Opening drive streak intact: The Longhorns had held their opponents scoreless on the opening drive in the 22 games prior to the Baylor game. That changed on the first play from scrimmage for the Bears, when quarterback Shawn Bell connected with Trent Shelton on a 67-yard bomb.
Runs = wins: Texas is 76-1 when outrushing opponents in the Mack Brown era.
Johnson's perfect: Johnson extended his personal streak of consecutive PAT kicks made to 68, including 27 in a row with Vanderbilt in 2002. He is now 68-of-68 on PAT kicks for his career, including 41-of-41 at Texas.
A look at Limas: Sweed has caught a pass in 28 of his 31 games, and caught six passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns Saturday. He has logged three-or-more receptions in nine of UT's last 11 games. Sweed now has 13 career touchdown receptions. He has caught at least one TD pass in six of UT's seven games.
First half frenzy: UT has outscored opponents 180-48 in the first half in 2006.
Dixie Chicks sighting: During a television commercial break in the third quarter, the Godzillatron flashed a promo of an upcoming Dixie Chicks concert in the Frank Erwin Center. They were roundly booed.