Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (12) celebrates after their NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 in College Station, Texas. Texas beat Texas A&M 49-39. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

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Who had the Top 5 offensive games in UT history?

Posted September 22nd, 2015

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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:

UT quarterback Jerrod Heard scores a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against Cal at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 19, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
UT quarterback Jerrod Heard scores a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against Cal at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 19, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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

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Texas quarterback Vince Young is tackled from behind by Oklahoma State's Jerry Don Bray in the third quarter in Still water, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Texas quarterback Vince Young is tackled from behind by Oklahoma State’s Jerry Don Bray in the third quarter in Still water, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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.

Colt McCoy winds up to throw a touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin during fourth quarter action. The undefeated Longhorns go against the University of Central Florida at Royal Memorial Stadium. (Alberto Martínez/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Colt McCoy winds up to throw a touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin during fourth quarter action. The undefeated Longhorns go against the University of Central Florida at Royal Memorial Stadium. (Alberto Martínez/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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.

Texas' Colt McCoy out runs Texas A&M's #25 Jordan Pugh and #7 Terrence Frederick for a touchdown during the second quarter in College Station on Thursday, November 26, 2009. (Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Texas’ Colt McCoy outruns Texas A&M’s #25 Jordan Pugh and #7 Terrence Frederick for a touchdown during the second quarter in College Station on Thursday, November 26, 2009. (Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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.

Univeristy of Texas' Major Applewhite celebratets at the end of the game after the Longhorns defeated the University of Washington Huskies 47-43 in the Culligan Holiday Bowl held in San Diego, California on Friday, December 28, 2001. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman)
Univeristy of Texas’ Major Applewhite celebratets at the end of the game after the Longhorns defeated the University of Washington Huskies 47-43 in the Culligan Holiday Bowl held in San Diego, California on Friday, December 28, 2001. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman)

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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