Texas quarterbak Colt McCoy looks for running room between defenders Nick Moore and Vincent Rhodes. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Oct. 20, 2007
WACO, Texas - This victory over Baylor wasn't nearly as easy as most have been for the Longhorns (6-2, 2-2 Big 12), who won the previous nine games by an average of 41 points.
Texas still led by only a touchdown when Deon Beasley intercepted a pass with nine minutes left at the Baylor 43. Five plays later, including a 31-yard pass from McCoy to Jamaal Charles, Vondrell McGee scored on a 4-yard run.
Brandon Foster returned another interception 91 yards for a touchdown with 5:47 left.
Michael Machen threw three interceptions while completing 25 of 44 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown in his first start for Baylor (3-5, 0-4). His only pass attempt before Saturday had been intercepted.
The Bears led 7-3 after Machen's 17-yard TD pass to Thomas White midway through the second quarter -- set up by a mistake-filled sequence by McCoy.
Texas had third-and-goal from the 1 when McCoy overthrew Peter Ullman, who leaped and couldn't come down with the ball in the back on the end zone. The Longhorns then went for it, but McCoy's pitch was behind McGee and fumbled.
The ball bounced into the hands of Brandon Stiggers, who returned it 60 yards before being dragged down by McGee and McCoy, who grabbed the returner's facemask and drew a 15-yard penalty.
McCoy, who finished 25-of-34 passing, did put the Longhorns right back in front. He ran 13 yards to open the ensuing drive and then completed three straight passes, the last a 23-yard TD to Nate Jones.