West Virginia 10, Texas 3: Texas won the coin toss and chose to open on offense for the first time all season. It led to an opening-drive field goal, though Shane Buechele twice missed Collin Johnson in the end zone. Malcolm Roach’s sack forced the Mountaineers to settle for a game-tying field goal, and WVU added a touchdown.
Texas: Trent Domingue 27-yard field goal, 12:06
The drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 2:59
The key play: Dorian Leonard extended to make a nice grab on a pass that led him just a bit too much. The 29-yard grab and run moved Texas to WVU’s 35.
West Virginia: Mike Molina 44-yard field goal, 7:18
The drive: 13-48-4:39
The key play: Malcolm Roach sacked Skyler Howard on third-and-8 at UT’s 23, forcing the field goal.
West Virginia: Kennedy McKoy 8-yard run (Molina kick), 2:27
The drive: 9-66-2:51
The key play: On third-and-11, Howard hit Daikiel Shorts Jr. for a 17-yard gain to the 13.
Halftime: West Virginia 17, Texas 13. D’Onta Foreman found his way into the UT record book when he tied Earl Campbell with his 11th straight 100-yard game. He later converted two fourth-down conversions on a drive that was capped by another Domingue field goal. Ka’Raun White caught a touchdown pass despite pass interference by Kris Boyd on the play, but the highlight of the quarter may have come on a WVU penalty on a punt play, when Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen’s confrontation with referees was caught on a hot microphone.
West Virginia: Ka’Raun White 29-yard pass from Skyler Howard (Molina kick), 14:11
The drive: 6-70-1:44
The key play: Texas declined a first down holding penalty, taking a 3-yard loss on the play instead, giving WVU a second-and-13 at UT’s 29 rather than a first-and-20 at UT’s 36. The touchdown came on the very next play.
Texas: Shane Buechele 10-yard run (Domingue kick), 7:35
The drive: 5-58-1:44
The key play: D’Onta Foreman’s 32-yard run down to the 18 put Texas into scoring position.
Texas: Domingue 19-yard field goal, :07
The drive: 21-84-6:48
The key play: Texas talked about it during a timeout, but opted not go for it on fourth-and-1 from WVU’s 2 with 7 seconds left.
West Virginia 24, Texas 20: The Longhorns appeared to be in trouble after turning the ball over at their own 33, but Dylan Haines picked off his third and fourth passes of the season to give Texas chances. But an 11-play drive resulted in no points when, in shades of Stillwater, Domingue’s 37-yard field goal try was blocked. West Virginia answered with a 79-yard drive and 24-13 lead, converting three third-down plays along the way. Haines second pick resulted in a Texas scoring drive and Collin Johnson’s third touchdown in two games.
West Virginia: McKoy 3-yard run (Molina kick), 5:03
The drive: 14-79-5:34
The key play: On third-and-9 from UT’s 26, Shelton Gibson beat Kris Boyd on a slant pattern for 23 yards. McKoy scored on next play.
Texas: Collin Johnson 20-yard pass from Buechele (Domingue kick), 1:28
The drive: 9-80-2:12
The key play: A 19-yard gain from Foreman — on a shovel pass from Buechele — on the first play of the drive set the tone.
First downs: West Virginia 22; Texas 32
Rushes-yards: West Virginia 38-114; Texas 50-218
Passing: West Virginia 269; Texas 318
Comp-Att-Int.: West Virginia 21-35-3; Texas 31-50-1
Return Yards: West Virginia 22; Texas 64
Punts-Avg.: West Virginia 5-44.6; Texas 4-43.8
Fumbles-Lost: West Virginia 1-1; Texas 3-2
Penalties-Yards: West Virginia 5-55; Texas 5-50
Time of Possession: West Virginia 26:18; Texas 33:42
Passing: West Virginia, S. Howard 21-35-3-269; Texas, Buechele 31-48-1-318, Team 0-2-0.
Rushing: West Virginia, McCoy 25-73, S. Howard 9-27, J. Crawford 3-12, Shell III 1-2; Texas, D. Foreman 35-167, Buechele 13-44; Porter 2-7.
Receiving: West Virginia, Ka. White 6-82, Shorts Jr. 5-75, Gibson 4-65, Durante 3-30, McKoy 3-17; Texas, Leonard 7-125, C. Johnson 7-68, Oliver 5-24, D. Foreman 3-32, D. Duvernay 3-29, Warrick 2-21, Heard 2-15, Burt 2-4.