How it all happened Saturday night:
Oklahoma State 3, Texas 0. Either Chuba Hubbard or Tylan Wallace touched the ball on nine of the Cowboys’ 13 plays on the opening drive. That drive made it to Texas’ 1, but the Horns held and forced a field goal. Texas outgained OSU 105-79 in the quarter; Sam Ehlinger found Devin Duvernay on third-and-4 to end the quarter with Texas at the 6-yard line.
OSU: Matt Ammendola 20-yard field goal (9:12)
Halftime: Texas 21, Oklahoma State 20. The sure-handed Duvernay hauled in his fourth touchdown of the season on the first play of the quarter, and Ehlinger hit Jake Smith on UT’s next drive, which was set up by Montrell Estell’s first career interception. Brennan Eagles’ 73-yard touchdown was Ehlinger’s longest of his career. But OSU also scored three times; UT rolled the dice on fourth-and-3 over what would’ve been a 45-yard field goal try and lost, leading to an OSU scoring drive, and Smith muffed a punt return late in the half to set up another TD.
Texas: Devin Duvernay 6-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick, 14:53)
Texas: Jake Smith 17-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 12:42)
OSU: Ammendola 43-yard field goal (9:21)
OSU: Spencer Sanders 7-yard run (Ammendola kick, 3:07)
Texas: Brennan Eagles 73-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 2:09)
Texas 28, Oklahoma State 23. The Horns went to trickery for their lone touchdown of the quarter. On a first down at OSU’s 25, Ehlinger handed off to Keaontay Ingram, who then slipped the ball to Smith, who then tossed it back to Ehlinger, who then found an open Cade Brewer breaking down the sideline. Near the end of the quarter, Hubbard was stopped for a loss on fourth-and-1 from UT’s 3-yard line.
OSU: Ammendola 27-yard field goal (8:02)
Texas: Cade Brewer 25-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 5:30)
Final: Texas 36, OSU 30. The DKR crowd got its “Don’t Stop Believin'” moment after OSU’s failed fake field goal attempt; instead of it being a 28-26 game, Texas drove 73 yards in six plays, helped along by a pass interference and two defensive facemask penalties, to go up 36-23. A Chris Brown interception deflated the Cowboys, and this one turned into a battle of punters down the stretch. One of those punts, however, opened the door late for OSU when Texas’ Brandon Jones muffed a sliding punt catch. The Cowboys scored to make it a one-possession game but couldn’t come up with the onside kick.
Texas: Roschon Johnson 2-yard run (Johnson pass from Ehlinger, 11:44)
OSU: Hubbard 13-yard run (Ammendola kick, 1:37)
First downs: Texas 26, OSU 26
Rushes-yards: OSU 56-226, Texas 43-217
Comp.-Att.-Int.: Texas 20-28-281, 4/1; OSU 19-33-268, 0/2
Return yards: Texas 39, OSU 36
Punts-Avg.: Texas 4-34.0, OSU 4-33.5
Fumbles-Lost: OSU 2-0, Texas 2-2
Penalties-Yards: Texas 6-65, OSU 9-69
Time of possession: Texas 30:41, OSU 29:19
PASSING: Texas — Ehlinger 20-28-281, 4/1. OSU — Sanders 19-32-268, 0/2; McClure 0-1
RUSHING: Texas — Ingram 21-114, Ehlinger 10-70, R. Johnson 9-30-1, Smith 1-8; OSU — Hubbard 37-121-2, Sanders 18-109-1, Brown 1-(-4)
RECEIVING: Texas — Duvernay 12-108-1, Brewer 2-29-1, Smith 2-24-1, Eagles 1-73-1, Ingram 1-26, R. Johnson 1-15, Epps 1-6; OSU — Stoner 6-55, Wallace 5-83, Wolf 2-29, Woods 2-22, Hubbard 2-14, B. Johnson 1-55, McCray 1-10