AUSTIN, Texas — Selvin Young returned two kicks for touchdowns and Derrick Johnson and Michael Huff returned interceptions for two more Sunday night as No. 5 Texas overwhelmed New Mexico State 66-7 in the opener for both teams.
Chance Mock passed for two touchdowns in his first career start. Both went to Roy Williams, who extended his school record with his sixth straight 100-yard receiving game.
Mock's backup, Vince Young, got into the act too, adding a pair of rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Selvin Young's return in the second wiped out a 7-0 New Mexico State lead and started the rout. He also had a 39-yard punt return for a TD in the fourth.
Sparked by Young's kickoff return, Texas exploded for 31 points by halftime to get its 20th straight win at Royal-Memorial Stadium, a streak that dates to 1999.
NO. 9 VIRGINIA TECH 49, CENTRAL FLORIDA 28: At Blacksburg, Va., Bryan Randall gave Marcus Vick a tension-free stage for his Virginia Tech debut, but the No. 9 Hokies had plenty to worry about before they got it together and beat Central Florida.
Randall directed three touchdown drives in as many tries before yielding for a second-quarter series to Michael Vick's younger brother. When Vick led the team 80 yards, it was 28-0 and looking really easy.
But then the Golden Knights, using an effective mix of Ryan Schneider's passing, Alex Haynes' running and a 56-yard trick play, closed within 28-21 before two Hokies touchdowns 39 seconds apart put it away.
Schneider was 23-for-35 for 203 yards. He hit Tavaris Capers for touchdowns of 11 and 7 yards, and Johnson for one of 11 yards.
LOUISVILLE 40, KENTUCKY 26: At Lexington, Ky., Eric Shelton rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns to lead Louisville to a 40-24 win Sunday night over Kentucky in the opener for both teams.
The Cardinals took advantage of two punt miscues by Kentucky, built an 18-point lead, weathered a rally, and drained the clock with two time-consuming drives to seal the win.
It was the sixth win for Louisville in 10 meetings since the teams renewed their rivalry in 1994. The Cardinals have won four of their last five against Kentucky, including the last three on Kentucky's home field.