A look at how it all happened Saturday:
Texas 14, Tulsa 0. Sam Ehlinger’s touchdown run was set up by a really nice throw to Lil’Jordan Humphrey in double coverage, and Keaontay Ingram carved up the Tulsa defense on his scoring run. But the Horns failed to punch it in from inside the 3 on their second drive. Freshmen safeties Caden Sterns and B.J. Foster both notched the first interceptions of their UT careers. Tulsa missed a 43-yard field goal try.
Texas: Sam Ehlinger 1-yard run (Cameron Dicker kick, 14:18)
Texas: Keaontay Ingram 29-yard run (Dicker kick, 1:58)
Halftime: Texas 21, Tulsa 0. Humphrey got onto the scoreboard for the first time this season on a 40-yard catch that featured two broken tackles. The score capped a five-play drive that featured four runs by Tre Watson and a 10-yard rush by Ingram. Tulsa continued to struggle in its kicking game. Two kickers combined to miss three field goals, although one of those misfires was negated by a UT penalty. Tulsa also dropped a touchdown pass in the quarter that would have cut the Texas lead to 21-7.
Texas: Lil’Jordan Humphrey 40-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 3:28)
Texas 21, Tulsa 7. Both teams got off to a slow start. Ehlinger lost a fumble while Tulsa dropped another touchdown pass. The Golden Hurricane had a fourth-and-goal at the 5, but linebacker Gary Johnson cut down quarterback Luke Skipper on a scramble. But on the final possession of the quarter, it was Skipper shrugging off Johnson for 21 yards on fourth-and-6.Two plays later, Tulsa ended UT’s shutout bid.
Tulsa: Shamari Brooks -yard run (Nate Walker kick, 1:12)
Final: Texas 28, Tulsa 21. Did Keylon Stokes get in or didn’t he? His 48-yard catch looked like a touchdown, but he was ruled down at the 1 as he stretched. The review backed that up. No matter: Brooks ran it in on the next play to make it a 21-14 game. Texas answered with a 13-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that took 6:13 off the clock. Tulsa answered that with another score, and Texas answered again with a drive to close it out.
Tulsa: Brooks 1-yard run (Walker kick, 12:38)
Texas: Tre Watson 11-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 6:25)
Tulsa: Keenan Johnson 35-yard pass from Skipper (Walker kick, 4:53)
First downs: Texas 24, Tulsa 17
Rushes-yards: Texas 47-241, Tulsa 38-189
Passing: Texas 237, Tulsa 164
Comp-Att-Int: Texas 21-27-0, Tulsa 13-26-2
Return Yards: Texas 2-15, Tulsa 2-26
Punts-Avg.: Texas 4-36.5, Tulsa 3-46.0
Fumbles-Lost: Texas 1-1, Tulsa 1-0
Penalties-Yards: Texas 8-65, Tulsa 6-45
Time of Possession: Texas 34:29, Tulsa 25:31
PASSING: Texas — Ehlinger 21-27-237, 2/0. Tulsa — Skipper 12-24-153, 1/2; K. Johnson 1-2-11, 0/0
RUSHING: Texas — Watson 18-74, Ingram 10-64-1, Ehlinger 12-51-1, Young 3-41. Tulsa — Brooks 22-66-2, Skipper 7-54, Stokes 3-48, Taylor 6-21
RECEIVING: Texas — Humphrey 7-109-1, C. Johnson 4-37, Ingram 3-14, Moore 2-7. Tulsa — K. Johnson 4-52-1, Stokes 3-62, Anderson 2-21, Brooks 2-16