UT’s Colt McCoy could break all-time competition record

Colt McCoyThe NCAA record for competition percentage by a quarterback is 73.6% held by Daunte Culpepper of Central Florida in 1998.

Coming into Saturday’s action, Texas’ QB Colt McCoy had a completion percentage of 81.2%. He completed 38 of 45 passes (84%) for 391 yards in the Longhorns’ 28-24 win over Oklahoma State. Will he break Culpepper’s mark?

The knock on McCoy this year is that he completes most of his passes under 10 yards and allows his receivers to rack up yards after the catch. But if defenses game plan to take away the big play, why is McCoy criticized for taking what the defense gives him? Isn’t that what a good quarterback does? Granted he doesn’t play in a conference dominated by tough defenses, but again, that’s not his fault. Even though there’s a lot of talk about him being the frontrunner for the Heisman, you hear a lot of “fraud” talk as well, perhaps more so than any other Heisman candidate over the past couple of years.

Moving on, Oklahoma State deserves a ton of credit for hanging with the Longhorns on Saturday and shouldn’t drop too far in the rankings. UT jumped ahead 14-0 early, but the Cowboys answered the bell and had their chances to even win the game had the capitalized more on Texas mistakes. Some might discredit the Longhorns after this, but don’t forget that this was their third tough challenge in as many weeks. To suggest Texas played poorly would be a slap in the face to the Cowboys’ effort.

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