No. 2 Texas romps past Louisiana-Monroe

September 6, 2009 6:45:49 AM PDT
Colt McCoy passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns and No. 2 Texas romped past Louisiana-Monroe 59-20 on Saturday night. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

Last season's runner-up for the Heisman Trophy connected with Jordan Shipley for a 78-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Cody Johnson scored Texas' first three touchdowns on short runs and freshman D.J. Monroe returned a first-half kickoff 89 yards for a TD.

Texas got exactly what it paid the Warhawks $850,000 for: A much-needed tuneup that quickly turned into a rout in the opener for both teams.

Trey Revell passed for 197 yards and a 75-yard touchdown to Luther Ambrose for Louisiana-Monroe.

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