On Saturday night, Jerrod Heard set the school records for the most total yards with 527 in Cal’s 45-44 win. Paced by 163 yards on the ground and 364 more in the air, the redshirt freshman passed many other stellar offensive performances in school history.
Below are the top 5 in school history:
1: Jerrod Heard, 527 yards, September 19, 2015, vs. California – The redshirt freshman scored on runs of 2, 13 and 45 yards on his way to his 163 yards on the night. His 364 yards in the air were highlighted by 145 yards by Daje Johnson, 71 yards to Johnathan Gray and 70 yards to Armanti Foreman. He averaged 18.2 yards a completion almost completing a 21-point comeback in the 45-44 loss to Cal
2: Vince Young, 506 yards, October 29, 2005 at Oklahoma State – The Longhorns rode the junior quarterback’s back in overcoming a second-quarter 19-point deficit in Stillwater. Texas blanked the Cowboys 35-0 in the second half as Young ran for touchdowns of 80 and 8 yards to push the ‘Horns to a 47-28 win. His record of a combined 239 passing yards and 267 rushing yards stood for almost 10 years.
3: Colt McCoy, 483 yards, November 7, 2009 vs UCF – McCoy’s 470 yards passing were 3 off the school record set by Major Applewhite in 2001 (see below). Adding 13 rushing yards to his passing amount, he paced the Longhorns to a 35-3 win at Royal-Memorial Stadium. McCoy tossed an 88-yard score to Jordan Shipley, who set a school record for receiving yards that night with 273.
4: Colt McCoy, 479 yards, November 26, 2009 at Texas A&M – McCoy set a career-high rushing mark with 175 yards on 18 carries and added 304 yards through the air as the Longhorns defeated the Aggies 49-39 in what would be the penultimate game between UT and A&M at Kyle Field. His 65-yard romp for a score in the second quarter is the third-longest rush by a UT quarterback.
5: Major Applewhite, 476 yards December 28, 2001 vs Washington – In the 2001 Holiday Bowl, Applewhite set the school record for passing yards in a game with 473. Roy Williams, Bo Scaife, B.J. Johnson and Matt Trissel each caught a touchdown in the 47-43 Longhorn win. Texas scored 27 points in the final quarter to complete an 11-2 season.
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