Breakdown: Texas-Colorado

A BCS bowl is on the line when Texas and Colorado meet in the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship Game in Texas Stadium on Saturday night (ABC, 8 p.m. ET). It's a rematch of their October meeting when the Longhorns pounded the Buffaloes 41-7 in Austin. Chris Simms completed 17-of-28 passes for 234 yards and 3 TDs, two to Sloan Thomas. Freshman Cedric Benson added 100 yards and two scores on the ground. Benson scored both touchdowns in the final 3:22 of the first half to break out open a close game and give the 'Horns a 24-7 halftime lead. Meanwhile, the Texas defense held Colorado to 289 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers.

The Longhorns enter this game with six straight wins, while the Buffaloes have won four in a row since their loss to Texas.

Here's a statistical breakdown of the teams as they enter the Big 12 Championship game.

Season record
Texas: 10-1 (7-1 Big 12)
Colorado: 9-2 (7-1 Big 12)


  • All-time series tied 6-6-0.

  • Last meeting (Oct. 20, 2001): Texas 41, Colorado 7.

    Individual leaders