NCAAF Game Recap - Oklahoma State at Texas
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Oklahoma State (3-1)

3

17

3

7

30

(12) Texas (3-1)

0

21

7

8

36

Ehlinger leads No. 12 Texas past Oklahoma State 36-30
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:19 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Sam Ehlinger did what he usually does: throw for a bunch of touchdowns and deliver big runs. Put him together with more games like this from the Texas defense, and the Longhorns will go far in the Big 12 this season.

Ehlinger passed for four touchdowns for the third time this season, and the No. 12 Longhorns' defense held Oklahoma State's big playmakers in check for most of the game to slug out a tough 36-30 victory Saturday night to open the Big 12 schedule.

Texas (3-1, 1-0) ended a four-game losing streak to the Cowboys (3-1, 0-1) and ended a five-game skid in the series in games played in Austin dating to 2010.

To do it, the Longhorns had to overcome three turnovers, including Ehlinger's first interception of the season, and needed his clock-killing 29-yard run in the final minute to put the game away.

"Once I knew I had the first down and the game was over, it was an incredible feeling," Ehlinger said. "You say you want to win at home."

But it was the Texas defense that coach Tom Herman praised.

The Longhorns held Chuba Hubbard, the nation's leading rusher coming into the night, to 121 yards on 37 carries and a long run of 13 yards. He scored twice but was also stuffed near the goal on key drives early and late.

Tylan Wallace, who came in tied for the national lead with six touchdown receptions, didn't find the end zone against the Longhorns and had just two catches in the second half.

"The two guys were really hard to stop, I thought we did an admirable job of it", Herman said. "That's about as good as you're going to do against those two guys. ...We gave up big plays but bowed our backs when our back was against the wall.""

Hubbard's second score got the Cowboys within a touchdown with 1:37 to play, but Texas recovered the onside kick. After two short runs, Ehlinger scrambled to his right to get the last first down Texas needed.

Ehlinger finished with 281 yards passing and had three touchdown passes in the second quarter, including a 73-yarder to Brennan Eagles.

Texas' Keaontay Ingram rushed for 114 yards. His spinning, tackle-breaking 26-yard reception set up a touchdown that gave Texas a 13-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Oklahoma State: Cowboys coach Mike Gundy will face questions about some decisions that cost his team valuable points. Hubbard got stuffed on fourth-and-short inside the Texas 5 in the third quarter. After an interception, Gundy opted for a fake field goal early in the fourth that also got stuffed.

If the Cowboys had let reliable kicker Matt Ammendola kick his fourth and fifth field goals of the game, Oklahoma State would have owned the lead in the fourth quarter and been tied after Hubbard's late score.

"We kick too many field goals. I'd rather punch it in," Gundy said. "I'd rather not talk about fakes."

Texas: As good as the defense was the Longhorns players were limping or being carried off by the end.

A battered secondary lost starting cornerback Jalen Green to a dislocated shoulder when he tried to tackle Hubbard in the first half. Safety Caden Sterns, an All-Big 12 player last season, was limped off the fourth quarter with a knee injury and later left the field on a cart. Herman said he'll get further tests Sunday.

Texas has an open date next weekend with some time to heal bumps and bruises if not too serious.

"Winning's hard," Herman said. "We need this bye week in the worst way to hopefully get some guys healthy."

HOLDING DOWN HUBBARD

Texas's speed on the edges chased Hubbard all night and a strong push up the middle disrupted him on short yardage plays. Herman said the game plan was to "squeeze" everything Hubbard ran toward the middle of the field.

"I need to do a better job fighting for those yards, breaking tackles, finding the holes," Hubbard said.

POLL POSITION

Texas is likely moving up. The two teams right ahead of the Longhorns, No. 10 Utah and No. 11 Michigan, both lost, and so did No. 7 Notre Dame.

TRICK PLAY TOUCHDOWN

Oklahoma State had just retaken the lead in the third quarter when Texas responded with a trick play touchdown. Ehlinger's fourth scoring toss of the night came on a play that started with a handoff to Ingram, who pitched it to slot receiver Jake Smith, who pitched it back to Ehlinger.

All that was left was an easy, 25-yard toss to wide open tight end Cade Brewer for a 28-23 Texas lead.

"That was just installed this week," Ehlinger said.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State hosts Kansas State on Saturday.

Texas has a week off before playing at West Virginia on Oct. 5.

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Passing

OkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. McClure 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
S. Sanders 32 19 59.4 0 268 55 2 60.4
Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 28 20 71.4 4 281 73 1 128.1

Rushing

OkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Hubbard 37 121 3.3 13 2
S. Sanders 18 109 6.1 33 1
Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Ingram 21 114 5.4 16 0
S. Ehlinger 10 70 7.0 29 0

Receiving

OkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Wallace 5 83 16.6 35 0
D. Stoner 6 55 9.2 23 0
Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Duvernay 12 108 9.0 17 1
B. Eagles 1 73 73.0 73 1

Fumbles

OkSt F FL
S. Sanders 1 0
C. Hubbard 1 0
Tex F FL
J. Smith 1 1

Returning

OkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
L. Brown 2 18.0 0 18 0 - 0 0
Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Duvernay 2 22.5 0 24 0 - 0 0
B. Jones 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

OkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Hutton 4 134 33.5 43
Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Bujcevski 4 136 34.0 42

Takeaways

OkSt Int Yds InTD
K. Harvell-Peel 1 22 0
Tex Int Yds InTD
M. Estell 1 37 0
C. Brown 1 10 0

Team Stats Comparison

OkSt Tex
Points For 30 36
Total Yards 494 498
Rushing Yards 226 217
Passing Yards 268 281
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/33 20/28
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 2/2
First Downs 26 26
Penalties - Yards 9/69 6/65
Time Of Possession 19:19 41:41
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/19 8/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/34 4/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OkSt Tex
OkSt 5:48 FG Matt Ammendola 20 yd FG 3 0
2nd Quarter OkSt Tex
Tex 0:07 TD Devin Duvernay 6 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 3 7
Tex 2:18 TD Jake Smith 17 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 3 14
OkSt 5:39 FG Matt Ammendola 43 yd FG 6 14
OkSt 11:53 TD Spencer Sanders 7 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 13 14
Tex 12:51 TD Brennan Eagles 73 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 13 21
OkSt 14:49 TD Chuba Hubbard 1 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 20 21
3rd Quarter OkSt Tex
OkSt 6:58 FG Matt Ammendola 27 yd FG 23 21
Tex 9:30 TD Cade Brewer 25 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 23 28
4th Quarter OkSt Tex
Tex 3:16 TD Roschon Johnson 2 yd run (Roschon Johnson 2pt pass from Jake Ehlinger) 23 36
OkSt 13:23 TD Chuba Hubbard 13 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 30 36

Game Information

Stadium: Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field, Austin, Texas
Attendance: 0
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