Big 12: Marquis Goodwin

Goodwin's long return answers A&M TD

November, 26, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Just when Texas A&M appeared to have climbed back into the game with momentum, freshman Marquis Goodwin provided a huge play.

Goodwin returned a kickoff 95 yards for touchdown to extend Texas' lead to 49-39 with 6:57 left.

It came after A&M had the Kyle Field roaring drive after a scoring drive of its own. On the previous play from scrimmage, Jerrod Johnson and Jeff Fuller hooked up on a 20-yard TD pass.

Goodwin's touchdown gave the Longhorns a two-score advantage that looks huge.

It also boosted the total points in the game to 88, making it the highest scoring contest in the 116-game history of the series. The previous high was 85 points in the 1977 game, when Texas posted a 57-28 victory.

But if the game tonight has taught us anything -- with more than 1,000 yards of total offense -- brace yourself for more scoring.

Longhorns claim lead after Goodwin's TD catch

October, 17, 2009
Posted by's Tim Griffin

DALLAS -- Freshman wide receiver Marquis Goodwin is coming up with his biggest performance in the second half.

Goodwin snagged three receptions on a scoring drive, capped by a 14-yard TD grab from Colt McCoy to give the Longhorns their first lead of the game.

The Longhorns offensive line appears to be taking control. It was noticeable that McCoy had much more time for his passes on the last drive. He also was able to exploit the Sooners' weak middle of the secondary.

McCoy was clutch with three third-down conversions, including a key pass interference call on Oklahoma redshirt freshman Joseph Ibiloye that kept the drive alive.

The Longhorns appear to have grabbed momentum in the last several minutes. Let's see how the Sooners respond.