Texas Daje Johnson scores in the 3rd quarter untouched by the WVU defender November 14, 2015 in Morgantown, W.Va. Ricardo Brazziell/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas vs. West Virginia: Horns up, Horns down, plays of the game

Posted November 14th, 2015

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HORNS UP

  • D’onta Foreman turned on the jets for a 65-yard touchdown run to give Texas a 10-7 lead. He rushed for 147 yards. His five touchdowns this season have gone for an average of 39.2 yards.
  • In a season where the offense and defense have rarely played well in the same game, the Horns put together an 80-yard TD drive to open the third quarter. The defense then followed up with a three-and-out.
  • Johnson led all UT receivers with four catches for 76 yards and a 5-yard touchdown. It was Johnson’s third career receiving touchdown.

HORNS DOWN

  • Texas blew a chance to make its bowl hopes more realistic. With the loss, the Horns must win at home against Texas Tech on Thanksgiving and in the regular season finale at Baylor to quality for a bowl game.
  • The Horns entered the game ranked 12th in the nation in turnover ratio (plus-9) but turned the ball over five times, leading to 24 West Virginia points. The biggest was a Foreman fumble that became a  42-yard recovery for a touchdown by Jared Barber.
  • Safety Jason Hall could have stopped QB Skyler Howard for a short gain early in the second quarter, but he misjudged everything and a 1-yard run became a 7-yard run. Hall actually threw Howard forward on the play, leading to the Mountaineers’ second touchdown.

OFFENSIVE PLAY OF THE GAME

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  • Howard lofted a deep rainbow pass to Jovon Durante, who beat Davante Davis for a 53-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. That gave the Mountaineers a 21-10 lead and all the momentum they needed going into the half.

DEFENSIVE PLAY OF THE GAME

  • West Virginia CB Daryl Worley prevented a touchdown when he reached up and grabbed an interception on a fourth-down pass intended for Armanti Foreman early in the fourth quarter. It prevented Texas from cutting the lead to seven points.

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