A look back at how it all happened Friday:
Texas 7, Texas Tech 7. Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele both played, although Ehlinger helmed three of the four first-quarter drives. Ehlinger was 3 of 3 on the opening drive and also caught a 27-yard receiver pass from Lil’Jordan Humphrey on it. Texas Tech’s Antoine Wesley had a touchdown overturned by replay, but sophomore quarterback McLane Carter — starting in place of fifth-year senior Nic Shimonek, who was benched by a coach’s decision — punched in the tying score on the very next play.
Texas: Armanti Foreman 27-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Joshua Rowland kick, 13:29)
Texas Tech: Antoine Wesley 1-yard pass from McLane Carter (Clayton Hatfield kick, 3:37)
Halftime: Texas 20, Texas Tech 10. The Red Raiders took the lead just two plays into the quarter, on a field goal. But Texas countered with a field goal of its own — the Longhorns’ first field goal since Oct. 28, actually — and then regained control on Daniel Young’s second touchdown in as many games. That touchdown was set up by Kris Boyd’s 44-yard interception return and Davante Davis’ final-minute pick set up a field goal.
Texas Tech: Hatfield 32-yard field goal (14:49)
Texas: Rowland 20-yard field goal (8:07)
Texas: Daniel Young 9-yard run (Rowland kick, 6:41)
Texas: Rowland 19-yard field goal (:09)
Texas 20, Texas Tech 13. The Red Raiders turned it into a one-touchdown game, but it could have been worse. Tech missed a field goal after Reggie Hemphill-Mapps’ muffed put set the Raiders up at Texas’ 32. Tech also was unable to do anything with a Toneil Carter fumble at Tech’s 35.
Texas Tech: Hatfield 34-yard field goal (10:06)
Final: Texas Tech 27, Texas 23. Shimonek was benched for three quarters before replacing Carter for the fourth. He promptly hit Keke Coutee for 52 yards, then threw a touchdown pass to T.J. Vasher to make it a 23-20 game. Ehlinger threw two game-killing picks late, the second one snuffing out what could have been a game-winning drive in the final minute.
Texas: Rowland 40-yard field goal (14:23)
Texas Tech: T.J. Vasher 13-yard pass from Nic Shimonek (Hatfield kick, 11:29)Texas Tech: Cameron Batson 16-yard pass from Shimonek (Hatfield kick, 1:47)
First downs: Texas Tech 16, Texas 18
Rushes-yards: Texas Tech 34-62, Texas 33-118
Passing: Texas Tech 333, Texas 272
Comp-Att-Int: Texas Tech 20-45-2, Texas 29-51-2
Return Yards: Texas Tech 30, Texas 43
Punts-Avg.: Texas Tech 9-43.77, Texas 9-47.77
Fumbles-Lost: Texas Tech 0-0, Texas 2-2
Penalties-Yards: Texas Tech 8-51, Texas 5-37
Time of Possession: Texas Tech 28:44, Texas 31:16
RUSHING: Texas Tech, Stockton 7-45, Nisby 5-16, King 3-13, Shimonek 2-10, Felton 4-6, Batson 1-(minus 4), (Team) 3-(minus 4), M.Carter 9-(minus 20). Texas, Young 14-61, Ehlinger 10-35, Porter 4-9, Hemphill-Mapps 1-7, T.Carter 2-6, Heard 1-2, Buechele 1-(minus 2)
PASSING: Texas Tech, M.Carter 16-37-2-237, Shimonek 4-8-0-96. Texas, Humphrey 1-1-0-27, Burt 0-1-0-0, Buechele 2-2-0-6, Ehlinger 26-47-2-239
RECEIVING: Texas Tech, Coutee 9-168, Vasher 5-127, Cantrell 2-12, Stockton 2-10, Batson 1-16, Wesley 1-0. Texas, Foreman 5-78, Heard 5-20, C.Johnson 4-30, De.Duvernay 2-23, Humphrey 2-22, Hemphill-Mapps 2-14, Joe 2-10, Porter 2-(minus 1), Ehlinger 1-27, Warren 1-19, Ken.Moore 1-16, Young 1-12, Burt 1-2
MISSED FIELD GOALS: Texas Tech, Hatfield 47
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