CFB: McCoy ties wins record, Texas rolls 47-14
AP Sports Writer
WACO, Texas — Colt McCoy tied the NCAA record for career victories by a starting quarterback, throwing two touchdown passes to help No. 2 Texas beat Baylor 47-14 Saturday.
McCoy is 42-7 in his career, tying the wins record set by former Georgia quarterback David Greene.
Texas led 40-0 by halftime with McCoy throwing touchdown passes of 3 and 7 yards to Jordan Shipley. Cody Johnson ran for 109 yards and two short touchdowns and Tre' Newton added a 45-yard scoring run.
Texas (10-0, 6-0 Big 12) reached 10 wins for the ninth straight season, second only to Florida State's run of 14 consecutive 10-win seasons from 1987-2000.
Baylor (4-6, 1-5) absorbed its fifth loss in six games.
McCoy left the game midway through the third quarter with 181 yards on 23 of 34 passing.
He got the record-tying win in front of a road crowd that had to feel more like home. Floyd Casey Stadium is only a 99-mile drive from Austin. The crowd of about 44,000 was among the largest ever at Baylor for a Big 12 game and about half wore burnt orange.
The Longhorns put together a quick start, scoring on the opening drive when McCoy found Shipley slicing underneath the Baylor defense at the goal line.
Baylor, still confident after a rally at Missouri a week ago, responded with a long drive to the Texas 4. But freshman quarterback Nick Florence, who set a Baylor record with 427 yards last week, threw an interception to Aaron Williams in the end zone. Williams timed the fade route perfectly, leaping high to make an acrobatic catch.
Baylor lost all momentum when Texas stuffed the Bears at midfield on fourth down on the next drive. Given the short field, the Longhorns made it 14-0 on Johnson's 10th touchdown of the season.
Newton soon made it 21-0 with Texas' longest scoring run of the season.
Texas' only scary moment came when McCoy dumped a short pass to Shipley across the middle in double coverage. Shipley was hit hard and stayed on the ground for a minute. Texas' best receiver eventually walked off under his own power, shaking McCoy's hand on the way to the sideline.
Baylor was penalized for a personal foul on the hit, giving Texas a first down. Three plays later, McCoy pump faked before hitting Shipley in the end zone again.
Texas' top-ranked defense simply swamped Florence after the opening drive. The Longhorns forced four turnovers and the Bears actually went backward in the second quarter, losing 20 yards.
On Texas' five touchdown drives, three started in Baylor territory.
A fumble by Terrance Gannaway at the Baylor 20 bounced all the way back into the end zone to force a safety. A Texas field goal in the final seconds of the half made it 40-0.
Eddie Jones capped the Texas scoring with a 60-yard interception return in the fourth.
McCoy played on Texas' first two drives of the second half, but was pulled for freshman Garrett Gilbert after both ended in punts. Shipley, who set a Texas record with 273 yards against Central Florida a week earlier, caught six passes for 46 yards.
Florence finished with 240 yards passing with three interceptions.