Defenses are helping carve a path toward the Big 12 championship game.
LUBBOCK — Jonathan Garibay kicked a 25-yard field goal on the final play of the game to cap Texas Tech’s second-half rally in a 24-23 win over Baylor on Saturday.
AUSTIN — Texas stopped West Virginia on fourth-down passes into the end zone twice in the fourth quarter, and the No. 22-ranked Longhorns escaped with a 17-13 victory Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Sam Ehlinger threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Moore in overtime, and Joseph Ossai sealed the victory by sacking Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders as Texas knocked off the previously unbeaten and sixth-ranked Cowboys 41-34 on Saturday.
AUSTIN — Sam Ehlinger passed for an early touchdown, then ran for two more in the second half to lead Texas to a 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday that snapped the Longhorns’ two-game losing skid.
DALLAS — Benched early and celebrating late, Spencer Rattler had quite the first experience in a most unusual version of the Red River rivalry.
Watching the TCU-Texas game last Saturday with former Temple Wildcats playing a prominent role for both teams brought to mind how uncommon that is.
FORT WORTH — AJ Parker returned an interception 37 yards to give Kansas State another non-offensive touchdown, true freshman quarterback Will Howard ran for a score and the Wildcats improved to 3-0 in the Big 12 with a 21-14 win at TCU on Saturday.
AUSTIN — TCU quarterback Max Duggan ran for the go-ahead score with 4 minutes left, his defensive teammates made it stand with a goal-line fumble recovery, and the Horned Frogs stunned No. 9 Texas 33-31 on Saturday in a game that had 26 penalties and ended when TCU took a safety as time ran out.
LUBBOCK — Sam Ehlinger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Moore in overtime, sending No. 8 Texas to a wild 63-56 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday that saw the Longhorns rally with two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes of regulation.