Longhorns drub Aggies 49-9

The first Thanksgiving day game since 1993 ended up being the biggest rout in 110 years. Was it enough to sway the voters and the computers who likely hold the keys to the Longhorn conference and national championship dreams?

Colt McCoy and the Texas offense had another turnover-free ballgame while amassing 536 yards of offense and 24 first downs to put away the Aggies 49-9. The largest crowd ever for a Texas home game, 98,621, witnessed the largest margin of victory (40) in the series since 1898.

McCoy accounted for 360 yards of offense and four touchdowns while notching his 31st career victory and his first against the Aggies. McCoy finished 23 of 28 for 311 passing yards with two touchdown passes. He also added 49 rushing yards and two more scores. McCoy now has nine career 300-yard passing games, which ties him for the Texas record with Major Applewhite. McCoy barely missed a third touchdown pass when Jordan Shipley was knocked out at the one yard line after a 68-yard catch and run to end the third quarter.

Cody Johnson capped that drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Johnson scored his second touchdown on the next possession from 23 yards out after the Texas defense forced a fumble from Ryan Tannehill on an attempted end around pass. Johnson finished with 102 yards on the ground on just 8 carries and two touchdowns.

Cody Johnson's two touchdowns tied Cedric Benson's freshman season touchdown mark of twelve set in 2001.

The Texas defense smothered the Aggie offense for the entire night. At the end of the first quarter, the Aggie offense had just 1 yard and no first downs. The Aggies finally got on the board with an 8 play, 71 yard drive late in the first half that ended with a 37-yard field goal by Randy Bullock. That drive was engineered by senior Steven McGee who relieved Jerrod Johnson early in the game. Johnson did return in the fourth quarter to throw a 33-yard touchdown pass to true freshman Jeff Fuller for the only other Aggie score.

Will Muschamp's crew pressured the Aggie offense throughout the contest. The stop force ended with six sacks for 56 yards and one turnover. The Aggies were held to minus 24 yards rushing, and only 245 total yards.

Texas ends its regular season at 11-1 and now must wait to see if it will represent the Big 12 South division in the conference championship game in Kansas City next week.


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