King punted three times in the game for a 53.3-yards-per-punt average. One of his punts was downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line. His longest punt was 58 yards, and he also uncorked punts of 56 and 46 yards. His 58-yarder was downed at the four.
Vaccaro turned the game toward the Longhorns at a point when they were trailing 9-7, helping to force turnovers on ensuing possessions. He intercepted Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith, then returned it 19 yards, setting up a Texas touchdown. A few plays later, Vaccaro hurried Smith into another interception, this one brought down by Carrington Byndom. That pick, too, was turned into a Longhorn touchdown. Vaccaro finished with five tackles (three solo), an interception and two quarterback hurries.
Both players are expected to compete for all-conference honors this year. King, a Duke transfer, was second-team All-ACC a year ago. Vaccaro was picked as a first-team All-Big 12 defensive back by the league's coaches in 2011.