Upon Further Review...

Inside Texas' Mike Blackwell gives his notes from the Texas-Texas Tech game.

First quarter nightmare: How bad was the first quarter for the Texas Longhorns against Texas Tech? The Red Raiders had 182 total yards in the period, compared to 64 yards for Texas. Tech quarterback Graham Harrell was 14 of 19 for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the quarter.

Picture perfect drives: The Longhorns' touchdown drive to cut the Texas Tech lead to 21-7 in the second quarter was probably as close to perfect as offensive coordinator Greg Davis could expect. Texas drove the ball 80 yards in 13 plays, eating 4:46 from the clock in the process. Texas' touchdown – a 17-yard pass from Colt McCoy to a wide open Nate Jones – came on a 3rd and 9 plays. Texas had some other impressive drives. The drive to cut the lead to 24-14 was a seven-play, 76-yarder that ended with a 28-yard McCoy to Jordan Shipley touchdown pass. Texas then went 70 yards on nine played in the second drive of the second half, resulting in a one-yard Selvin Young touchdown with 7:51 remaining in the third quarter, cutting the Tech lead to 31-28.

Charting Harrell: Harrell was 24 of 30 for 356 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone. He finished the game with 42 completions in 62 attempts for 519 yards and three touchdowns. The 42 completions tied a record for the most completions against a Texas team in a game, a mark that was set in last year's Tech game in Austin.

Charting McCoy: McCoy has now throw a touchdown pass in each game of his career. He completed 21 of 31 passes against the Red Raiders for 258 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 74 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Big 12 dominance: Texas has won a league record 20 consecutive Big 12 games.

No kick returns for touchdowns...again: The Longhorns have gone 68 games without allowing a kickoff return for a touchdown, and no opponent has returned a punt for a score in 95 games.

Streaking Horns: Texas extended its school record road winning streak to 17, and the Longhorns have won 29 of its last 30 games on the road. Texas' record Big 12 winning streak is now 20 games, and the Longhorns' record Big 12 road winning streak is now 13 games.

The backs: Texas backs were successful against Texas Tech, though they didn't get enough carries to record gaudy numbers. Jamaal Charles rushed for 85 yards on 13 carries, and Selvin Young gained 77 yards on 20 carries.

Run = win: Texas is 78-1 when outrushing its opponent in the Mack Brown era.

Pickin' pigskin: The Longhorns have at least one interception in six consecutive games. Texas defensive back Ryan Palmer recorded the first pick of his career with 10:25 left in the game.

Justin Ripken?: Texas offensive lineman Justin Blalock has now started 47 consecutive games, placing him second on UT's career list behind Dan Neil, who started 49 straight games from 1993 until 1996.

Hard to sack: Harrell was first sacked with 12:30 left to play in the third quarter. The Tech quarterback time and again got rid of the ball before Texas players could collapse the pocket.

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