Texas Facts and Factors

Texas under Mack Brown is certainly in the middle of a golden era for Longhorn football, being the most successful program in college football in the last 12 years...

-- UCLA travels to Austin, Texas, to take on the Texas Longhorns Saturday at 12:30 PST.

-- The game will be televised by ABC, while a portion of the country will get it on ESPN. Sean McDonough, Matt Millen will be in the booth, with Heather Cox on the sideline.

-- The Longhorns are ranked #7 in the country by AP and #4 by USA Today.

-- Texas is 3-0, having beaten Rice (34-17), Wyoming (34-7) and Texas Tech (24-14).

-- UCLA, of course, is 1-2, with losses against Kansas State and Stanford, and with the win last week against then-ranked #23 Houston.

-- This will be the rubber game of the all-time series between UCLA and Texas, with each school having two wins apiece.

-- The last time the two programs met was in 1998, with the Bruins prevailing 49-31. Quarterback Cade McNown threw for 339 yards and receiver Freddie Mitchell accounted for 250 all-purpose yards.

-- The last time UCLA ventured to Austin was in 1997, for the famous "Route 66" game, in which the Bruins beat the 10th-ranked Longhorns 66-3. McNown threw five touchdown passes in the first half. UCLA's defense caused 8 Longhorn turnovers.

-- Texas won the first two meetings between the schools in 1970 and in 1971.

-- UT's top-25 ranking in the AP poll sets Longhorn record of 161 consecutive weeks in that poll, which is the current longest-running streak in the country and the sixth longest of all time.

-- UT's top-25 ranking in the USA Today poll for 189 weeks is also a school record and currently leads the nation.

-- Texas has won 33 of its last 36 games in either August or September.

-- The Texas program has the third all-time winning percentage in college football, winning at a clip of .721, which trails only Notre Dame (.733) and Michigan (.737).

-- Texas is second in terms of all-time victories, with 848, trailing just Michigan with 880.

-- Texas is currently in the midst of the second-longest streak of 10-win seasons in NCAA history, which spans 9 seasons, going back to 2001. Only Florida State's streak of 14 (1987-2000) is longer.

-- Mack Brown is in his 13th season with the Longhorns, and he's had a record-setting run in Austin, which has created one of the golden eras of Longhorn football. He's the first coach in UT history to post over 200 wins. Since 1998, when Brown took over the Texas program, the Longhorns are the winningest program in the nation at 131-27. He is responsible for six 11-win seasons, one 12-win season and two 13-win seasons. Under Brown, the Longhorns have posted top ten finishes seven times in the last nine years, while, prior to his arrival, Texas hadn't finished in the top 10 once in 15 years. He's taken his Texas teams to 11 straight major bowls and then last year to the BCS National Championship Game. He won the national championship in 2005, beating USC in the Rose Bowl, to give Texas it's first national championship in 35 years. Last year he lost in the BCS Championship Game to Alabama.

-- Texas is the only school in the nation that has started and ended each of the last 10 seasons ranked among the top 15 teams in the nation.

-- Texas plays its home games at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, which seats 100,199. They've had a sellout crowd in their last 60 home games.

-- The Longhorns are 67-6 in the last 12 years playing at home.

-- Texas is currently on a 16-game winning streak on their home field.

-- Texas currently has the most players currently active in the NFL among any college program, with 44. Miami and USC each have 42. In the last 12 years Texas is tied with USC for the most top 10 NFL draft picks (8), and is #1 for the most top five picks (6).

-- In the last 12 seasons under Brown and Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis, UT's offense has produced 10 of the top 11 passing seasons, 11 of the top 13 total yardage campaigns and the top nine scoring years in school history.

-- The weather forecast calls for a high of 88 degrees and a 30% of isolated thunderstorms on Saturday.


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