Texas

Longhorns

vs.

West Virginia

Mountaineers

2:30 pm November 3rd, 2018

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

West Virginia 42, Texas 41: QB Will Grier dashes past Longhorns late to win Big 12 shootout

Quintessential Big 12 football always comes down to one key element: Who gets the ball last. That was never more apparent than Saturday’s wild finish at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Both Texas and West Virginia had more than 500 yards of total offense. Both had exactly 75 offensive plays. The first half featured eight lead changes alone in a made-for-TV shootout. A sold-out crowd of 100,703 went wild when UT quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw a home-run ball to Devin Duvernay, the electric speedster who glided under a 48-yard touchdown catch for the lead. Just one problem. The Horns left 2 minutes, 34 seconds on the clock. Just like last week against Oklahoma State, the UT defense needed to make just one stop. But West Virginia quarterback Will Grier floated a deep ball where only Gary Jennings Jr. could catch it in … Read more

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Sunday

November 4, 2018

Football

‘We’ve just got to make the play’: Conversion leaves the Texas defense looking for answers

Throughout this season, Texas players have insisted that they train for chaos. Three weeks ago, chaos presented itself in the form of Baylor taking three shots at the end zone in the final seconds of UT’s 23-17 win. Chaos could be found in close calls against Tulsa … Read More

Saturday

November 3, 2018

Football

West Virginia 42, Texas 41: QB Will Grier dashes past Longhorns late to win Big 12 shootout

Quintessential Big 12 football always comes down to one key element: Who gets the ball last. That was never more apparent than Saturday’s wild finish at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Both Texas and West Virginia had more than 500 yards of total offense. Both had exactly … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas wasn’t done in on a wing or a prayer, but by the Mountaineers’ dare

West Virginia won on a dare. Not with a wing or a prayer. That said, Texas now needs a supplication or two for some help if it’s to climb back into the Big 12 race. Dana Holgorsen gambled late and walked away with a 42-41 win. And then acted like … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: ‘Close’ doesn’t count for Texas, not with a road trip to Lubbock coming up

After that tough loss at Oklahoma State last week, It was imperative for Texas to bounce back Saturday at home. Show some resilience. Answer the bell. Texas didn’t get there. The ol’ college try was not good enough. The 42-41 loss to 13th-ranked West Virginia before a Royal-Memorial Stadium crowd … Read More

Football

West Virginia 42, Texas 41: Our five pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 42-41 loss to West Virginia. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did Kris Boyd and Davante Davis redeem themselves? Boyd: Yes. Davis: No. Don’t blame Davis, however. He suffered a shoulder injury on the second play … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas lost a heart breaker to West Virginia

Texas lost a heart breaker on Saturday, falling 42-41 to West Virginia after Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier scored a two-point conversion in the dying seconds. A second-straight loss means that the Longhorns no longer control their own fate to get to the Big 12 championship game. Afterward, … Read More

Football

Texas-West Virginia notebook: Familiar ‘Horns Down’ taunt twice costs the Mountaineers 15 yards

Quarterbacks Sam Ehlinger and Will Grier combined for 49 passes in the first half of Saturday’s 42-41 West Virginia win. But the arms belonging to the officiating crew were nearly as busy.   The Longhorns and Mountaineers were penalized … Read More

Football

West Virginia 42, Texas 41: The expanded boxscore

 How it all happened on Saturday: First quarter Texas 14, West Virginia 10. The Mountaineers scored on a field goal to open the game — now the seventh … Read More

Football

Heartbreak at home: Late 2-point gamble pays off for West Virginia; Texas falls 42-41

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. No. 17 Texas, which was a 1 1/2-point favorite today, has fallen to No. 13 West Virginia, 42-41. What a game. Back-and-forth. Big plays here, big stops there. Long field goals. Big pass plays. A player ejection. Several fourth-down gambles.   … Read More

Football

Not a great day for defense: Texas leads West Virginia at halftime, 28-27

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. No. 17 Texas is leading No. 13 West Virginia, 28-27. The Longhorns are just 1 1/2-point favorites at home today in front of a sellout crowd. These teams looked close on paper and that’s holding up on the field. Consider this: Through the first 20 … Read More

Football

Texas starting safety Brandon Jones (ankle) to sit out West Virginia game

Before taking the field on Saturday, Texas removed defensive tackle Chris Nelson from the injury report. Another starter, however, has taken his place. Texas announced ahead of its showdown with West Virginia that junior safety Brandon Jones will be sidelined after aggravating an ankle injury at the … Read More

Football

FOLLOW LIVE: No. 17 Texas falls to No. 13 West Virginia in dramatic finish

West Virginia is out for revenge. Texas is trying to stay in control of its fate in the Big 12 title race. It’s all on the line as the No. 17-ranked Longhorns (6-2, 4-1) play host to the No. 13 Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1) on Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Last season, … Read More

Friday

November 2, 2018

Football

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Mountaineers game

The 15th-ranked Longhorns host No. 12 West Virginia on Saturday. The eyes of Texas will be upon … Brandon Jones, Texas safety During last year’s win in Morgantown, Jones forced a key fumble on a goal-line hit of Will Grier, who suffered a season-ending injury to his … Read More

Football

Texas vs. West Virginia: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday against West Virginia: 1. Will Kris Boyd and Davante Davis redeem themselves? Texas gave up 17 points and 260 yards in the first quarter of last week’s 38-35 loss at Oklahoma State. The Longhorns’ starting cornerbacks sat the quarter out with suspensions. Boyd … Read More

Hand it over: West Virginia QB Will Grier meets Texas again, both pointing toward Big 12 title

Dana Holgorsen was so frustrated about last year’s loss to Texas, he wanted to give the Longhorns the finger — only Will Grier broke his. Deep down, the West Virginia coach believes his Mountaineers could have prevailed on that cool, overcast day last November in Morgantown … Read More