October 16, 2007

Forty Acres Report - All about winning

THE GOOD AND THE BAD FOR BRANDON FOSTER

Brandon Foster added his name to the record books on Saturday with his 39-yard interception return for a touchdown. The senior cornerback now has three defensive scores on the year, (two interception returns, one fumble return), setting a UT single-season record.

"Foster will now be in the record books forever, and that's pretty cool for the 115 years that we've been playing football," said Mack Brown. "We're very proud of him and he breaks on the ball really well."

"It's a great honor to be in those record books, and it's great to get some turnovers," Foster said. "We put a lot of emphasis on that this past week in practice and it's just great to see it on Saturday.

Foster, Ryan Palmer and Deon Beasley all played a terrific game against Iowa State, and the group continues to improve with every game. One of the concerns for the top three Longhorn cornerbacks coming in was their lack of size, but they've played bigger than their (very generous) 5-foot-10 average.

"We were really concerned with our shorter secondary guys, corners specifically, going up against tall receivers," Brown said. "We knew they'd throw deep and we feel like our guys held up really well."

Foster's play was stellar throughout the game, but there was one moment that he'd like to have back. After taking his interception back for a score in the third quarter, Foster broke out with a Deion Sanders-like dance in the end zone.

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