By The Numbers: BYU

Drew Lieberman

92-25-4: Texas’ record in its second game of the season, a win percentage of 76 percent. Texas is 79-18-4 in its second game of the season after winning its first, a win percentage of 78 percent.

1-2: Texas coaches tend to lose two games early in their first seasons coaching the Longhorns. Texas’ past three head coaches started off 1-2.

1-3: Texas’ all-time record against BYU. Texas’ fourth year players are 1-1 against the Cougars in their careers, with a 17-16 win in 2011 being the lone victory.

10: In Texas’ two contests against the Cougars over the past three years, BYU is a perfect 10 for 10 in the red zone, scoring three touchdowns and seven field goals. Texas only scored in four of six trips to the red zone over this span.

31-15: The average score of the previous four contests between BYU and Texas, in favor of BYU. Without the 47-6 rout from 1988, 26-18 is the average score of the series, dating back to 1987. Texas has never scored more than 21 points against the Cougars, while BYU only failed to hit that mark once, in 2011.

550: Texas surrendered 550 rushing yards to BYU last season, including 271 yards after contact. The 550 rushing yards allowed by the Longhorns was a school record and broke the previous record of 452 yards allowed against Rice in 1997, by nearly 100 yards.

259: Last season, BYU junior quarterback Taysom Hill ran for 259 yards against Texas — pretty incredible, considering BYU had only ran for a combined 201 yards against the Longhorns in the first three meetings between the two schools. Hill fell eight yards short of Vince Young’s best rushing game, which was the 2005 come-from-behind victory over Oklahoma State.

9 of 26: Hill’s rushing total is what is remembered from the 2013 game, but people tend to forget how poor of a day he had throwing the ball. He completed just over a third of his passes for 129 yards and an interception. Since that time, Hill has improved as a passer and posted his highest passer rating as a starter in last week’s 35-10 win over UConn.

94: The Longhorns surrendered 94 yards of total offense in head coach Charlie Strong’s first game at the helm. That’s one yard less than the fewest a Mack Brown-coached Texas squad surrendered in a season opener — 95 yards in 2006 against North Texas.

68: In last week’s win over North Texas, the Longhorns intercepted four passes, returning them for a total of 68 yards and a touchdown. They only surrendered 15 yards through the air, and the Mean Green quarterbacks completed fewer passes — three — than they threw interceptions — four.

3: Over the course of his career, redshirt senior wide receiver John Harris has accounted for five touchdowns — one passing and four receiving. After last week’s touchdown, three of his career touchdowns have come in Texas season openers — one passing and two receiving.

4: Four Longhorns — redshirt sophomore safeties Adrian Colbert and Dylan Haines and redshirt senior linebackers Demarco Cobbs and Jordan Hicks — picked off a pass for the first time in their careers against North Texas.