-Serie. Texas now leads the series by a 12-7 margin, having won six in a row. This was the second bowl game between the two (both at Texas; the Longhorns both won).
-CU is now 13-20 in the month of December.
-In Bowls. Colorado is now 12-18 in all-time bowl games, including a 4-6 record in Texas. The Buffs are 9-12 against ranked teams and 4-8 as an unrated team.
-In Texas. In the overall Lone Star State, CU is now between 15 and 21 years old.
-In Domes. CU is now 2-4 in domed stadiums (0-3 at the Alamodome; 1-1 at the Astrodome and 1-0 at the Metrodome).
– Head coach Karl Dorrell. He concludes his first year in Colorado with a 4-2 record (39-29 overall in six total seasons). He is 1-4 in bowl games and 1-1 in Texas (Alamo, Sun Bowls).
General. Texas scored the most points (55) against Colorado in its 30-game bowling history (previously, Oregon scored 43 in a 51-43 loss to the Buffaloes in the Aloha Bowl '98)… The 32-point loss was the CU's largest bowl history, eclipsing a 38-8 loss to Oklahoma State in this same bowl in 2016… UT also set opponent-highs in bowls against the Buffs in total yards (638; old, 535 by Oregon at Aloha '98) and rushing yards (303; old, 279 by Notre Dame in Orange Bowl '90)… UT's Bijan Robinson set a rushing yards record against CU in a bowl game with 183 on 10 carries, breaking a record 49-year-old established by Houston's Robert Newhouse in the '71 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (35-168); his 66-yard run was also the longest run, surpassing a 58-yard TD run by Clemson's Joel Wells in the 57 Orange Bowl.
Third-down defense. Colorado did well again on third down defensively, allowing Texas to convert just 2 of 11 times (gaining 5 net yards); for the year, the opponent finished 27 of 85 (31.8 percent); CU entered Game 17 in the NCAA.
FIRST OF THE RACE Many first assortments:
FIRST START (1): TE Matt Lynch
FIRST ACTION (3): QB Brendon Lewis (Fr.), WR Alex Smith (Fr.- RS),
DL Justin Jackson (son)
FIRST RACE TD: QB Brendon Lewis
FIRST RECEPTION: WR Montana Lemonious-Craig.
LONGEST STITCH: P Josh Watts (60 yards).
QB BREAKDOWN Here's the breakdown of today's snapshots for each CU quarterback:
Quarterback Drives Plays Yards Avg. Points A
Sam Noyer 9 44 163 3.7 3 2
Brendon Lewis 7 35215 6.1 20 1
INDIVIDUAL LINING NOTES
QB Brendon Lewis (6 of 10, 95 yards by air; 9-73, 1 TD rushing; 168 yards of total offense)
– The first quarterback in CU history to see the first action of his career in a bowl game.
-His 73 rushing yards are the fifth most by a quarterback in CU Bowl history.
TB Jarek Broussard (27-82, 2 TD, 4 FD rushing;
2-13 receiving; 95 all-purpose yards)
-Ends the year with 905 rushing yards and 983 all-purpose yards.
-One of 14 finalists for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award, three winners will be announced on January 2 (during the Fiesta Bowl).
OLB Carson Wells (3.3—6 TT; 2 QBS, 2.5 TFL, 2 3DS)
-The nation's leader in tackles per loss per game finished the year with 16, or 2.67 per game . He also led the team in sacks during the year with 6½.