NCAAF Game Recap - Texas at Texas Tech
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:30 PM EST

MisSt
0
Ala
24
F
Clem
27
BC
7
F
FlaSt
13
ND
42
F
Mich
42
Rut
7
F
Aub
10
UGA
27
F
OkSt
47
Okla
48
F
TCU
10
WVU
47
F
OHSt
26
MSU
6
F
LSU
24
Ark
17
F
WaSt
31
Colo
7
F
Navy
24
UCF
35
F
KY
7
Tenn
24
F
Lou
23
Syr
54
F
SJSU
24
UtSt
62
F
Tex
41
TxTch
34
F
Fres
17
Boise
24
F
SCar
31
Fla
35
F
Wisc
10
PSU
22
F
Wake
27
NCSt
23
F
Bayl
14
IASt
28
F
SoFL
23
Cin
35
F
Kent
14
Buff
48
F
Ohio
28
MiaOH
30
F
Toled
15
NIU
38
F
Miss
24
TxAM
38
F
Ill
35
Neb
54
F
Vand
28
Mizzu
33
F
Tuls
21
Mem
47
F
Kans
17
K St
21
F
BYU
35
UMass
16
F
MD
32
Ind
34
F
Akr
7
E Mi
27
F
SMU
62
UConn
50
F
Lafay
13
Army
31
F
UNC
35
Duke
42
F
Troy
35
GaSo
21
F
UCLA
28
AzSt
31
F
Char
13
Marsh
30
F
MidTN
48
UTEP
32
F
Lib
24
UVA
45
F
BGSU
24
C Mi
13
F
NM
24
AF
42
F
Purd
10
Minn
41
F
NW
14
Iowa
10
F
VaTec
22
Pitt
52
F
NorTx
31
OD
34
F
App
38
TxSt
7
F
ECU
18
Tul
24
F
ULMon
38
SoAl
10
F
GASt
22
ULLaf
36
F
ArkSt
44
CoCar
16
F
W Ky
15
FlAtl
34
F
Oreg
25
Utah
32
F
FLInt
45
UTSA
7
F
Rice
13
LaTec
28
F
Temp
59
Hou
49
F
MiaFL
21
GATec
27
F
SMiss
23
UAB
26
F OT
OreSt
17
Stan
48
F
UNLV
27
SDSU
24
F
ColSt
10
Nev
49
F
Cal
15
USC
14
F

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34

Nov 10, 2018, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

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(15) Texas (7-3)

0

17

10

14

41

Texas Tech (5-5)

7

3

0

24

34

Ehlinger's 4th TD lifts No. 15 Texas to 41-34 win at Tech
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:22 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Sam Ehlinger had gotten No. 15 Texas down the field with some nifty runs. The sophomore quarterback then took a shot at the end zone - and got the winning pass.

Lil'Jordan Humphrey outleaped a defender inside the 5 and then pulled him along to the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left, giving the Longhorns a 41-34 victory over Texas Tech after blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter.

"I have so much confidence in him," Ehlinger said.

"He's as good a jump ball guy as there is in the country. We're already in field goal range," Longhorns coach Tom Herman said. "If we get one-on-one coverage, we're going to try for the win."

With Ehlinger's fourth TD pass, and second to Humphrey, the Longhorns (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) snapped a two-game skid that had cost them the Big 12 lead. They stayed a game behind co-leaders No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 West Virginia with two games left to determine who plays in the conference championship game Dec. 1.

Next up for the Longhorns is No. 23 Iowa State, the team they are tied with for third place.

"To battle back like we did, after a heartbreaking loss on a two-point conversion, will certainly pay dividends in the overall confidence of this team," Herman said, referring to the 42-41 home loss a week earlier when Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier ran for the 2-pointer in the final minute.

Texas went 75 yards in seven plays for the winning score at Texas Tech (5-5, 3-4), whose 17 consecutive points in just over 5 1/2 minutes included recovering an onside kick. The Red Raiders tied the game on Jett Duffey's fourth TD pass, a 9-yarder to Antoine Wesley with 1:45 left.

Ehlinger started the final drive with runs of 3 and 18 yards, then had a couple of short completions before a 12-yard run that set up his game-winning pass to Humphrey, who finished with eight catches for 159 yards. Devin Duvernay also caught two TDs while Ehlinger completed 22 of 34 passes for 312 yards.

"Let one go that we feel like we shouldn't let go," said T.J. Vasher, who had two TD catches for Tech. "Texas played a pretty good game but we're never OK with a loss. So everybody's pretty upset right now."

Wesley had eight catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders, who lost their third game in a row.

Duffey had 524 total yards in his second start in place of injured Alan Bowman, completing 37 of 47 passes for 444 yards and running 17 times for 80 yards. But he also had three crucial turnovers before the late comeback, throwing a pick near the end zone and fumbling twice on runs that ended inside the Texas 20.

"It would have been easy to fold after that last fumble, but he competes his tail off," coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "He had a great look in his eye the entire time. ... He gave us a chance to win with his mental toughness there at the end and the way he competed."

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: The Longhorns were coming off consecutive losses by a combined four points. Their last four wins haven't been overwhelming - by a combined 21 points, with the win at Tech the largest margin in that span.

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders missed a chance for consecutive wins over Texas for the first time in 20 years. As much as the win in the regular-season finale in Austin last year likely saved Kingsbury's job, and got them bowl eligible, this loss could cast doubt on his future again. The former Red Raiders quarterback is now 35-38 in his six seasons as coach, and they still need one more win to get to their 16th bowl since 2000.

EHLINGER'S RECORD STREAK

Ehlinger broke the Big 12 record for most consecutive passes without an interception. The sophomore extended his streak of passes without a pick to 280, breaking the mark of 273 set by former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

STUFFED ON 4th DOWN

When the Red Raiders tried to convert fourth-and-1 from their own 34 before halftime, Duffey was immediately stuffed and Texas needed only four plays before Keaontay Ingram's 2-yard TD run to go up 17-7.

BOWMAN SITS OUT

Bowman had another four-night hospital stay after taking a hit in last week's 51-46 loss to Oklahoma, leading to a recurrence of a partially collapsed lung the standout true freshman initially suffered earlier this season. He was on the sideline before the game, but not in uniform.

UP NEXT

Texas is home Saturday night to play Iowa State, which has a five-game Big 12 winning streak.

Texas Tech plays at Kansas State next Saturday.

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Passing

Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 34 22 64.7 4 312 40 0 133.5
TxTch Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Duffey 47 37 78.7 4 444 57 1 125.5
M. Carter 1 1 100.0 0 10 10 0 108.3

Rushing

Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Ingram 14 83 5.9 23 1
T. Watson 18 58 3.2 10 0
TxTch Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Duffey 17 80 4.7 29 0
D. Ward 10 41 4.1 16 0

Receiving

Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Humphrey 8 159 19.9 40 2
D. Duvernay 4 66 16.5 39 2
TxTch Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Wesley 8 171 21.4 57 2
T. Vasher 8 87 10.9 24 2

Fumbles

TxTch F FL
J. Duffey 3 2

Returning

Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
L. Humphrey 1 13.0 0 13 0 - 0 0
TxTch KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Bowman 3 24.0 0 35 1 6.0 0 6

Punting

Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Bujcevski 3 128 42.7 51
TxTch Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Panazzolo 1 38 38.0 38

Takeaways

Tex Int Yds InTD
D. Davis 1 3 0
K. Boyd 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Tex TxTch
Points For 41 34
Total Yards 469 595
Rushing Yards 157 141
Passing Yards 312 454
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/34 38/48
Turnovers 0 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/2
First Downs 28 32
Penalties - Yards 6/59 8/89
Time Of Possession 8:08 52:52
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/15 10/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 3/43 1/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Tex TxTch
TxTch 4:12 TD T.J. Vasher 5 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Clayton Hatfield kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Tex TxTch
Tex 1:20 FG Cameron Dicker 52 yd FG 3 7
Tex 11:14 TD Lil'Jordan Humphrey 9 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 10 7
Tex 13:44 TD Keaontay Ingram 2 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 17 7
TxTch 14:53 FG Clayton Hatfield 41 yd FG 17 10
3rd Quarter Tex TxTch
Tex 4:43 TD Devin Duvernay 1 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 24 10
Tex 13:03 FG Cameron Dicker 46 yd FG 27 10
4th Quarter Tex TxTch
TxTch 1:34 TD Antoine Wesley 57 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Clayton Hatfield kick) 27 17
Tex 4:34 TD Devin Duvernay 39 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 34 17
TxTch 8:37 FG Clayton Hatfield 36 yd FG 34 20
TxTch 10:13 TD T.J. Vasher 2 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Clayton Hatfield kick) 34 27
TxTch 13:15 TD Antoine Wesley 9 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Clayton Hatfield kick) 34 34
Tex 14:39 TD Lil'Jordan Humphrey 29 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 41 34

Game Information

Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
Attendance: 60,454
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