NCAAF Game Recap - Texas Tech at Texas
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:00 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Texas 49, Texas Tech 24

Nov 29, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas Tech (4-8)

14

7

3

0

24

Texas (7-5)

6

22

14

7

49

Ehlinger and Texas rally to 49-24 win over Texas Tech
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:47 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A season of high expectations for Texas still fell far short of its promise, and coach Tom Herman may still shake up his staff.

Yet Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns closed out the regular season with an emphatic victory that will guarantee a winning record regardless of what happens in the bowl season.

Ehlinger passed for two touchdowns, ran for another and the Longhorns rallied from an early hole for a 49-24 win over Texas Tech on Friday.

"We all know this is not where we hoped we would be to begin the season, but to send these seniors out (with a win) that was our mission," Herman said. "Nothing that happened prior to this week mattered."

Texas fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter before Ehlinger and the Longhorns came roaring back. Ehlinger scored his first rushing touchdown in five games, and later connected on scoring strikes of 75 yards to Devin Duvernay and 26 yards to Jake Smith.

Ehlinger finished with 348 yards passing and ran for 83 yards on 10 carries. Roschon Johnson added 105 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Texas (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) started the season ranked in the Top 10 after last season's Sugar Bowl victory and figured among the favorites for the Big 12 title. But the Longhorns stumbled badly over the second half of Herman's third season and a loss Friday would have meant Texas had to win its bowl game to have a winning season.

Texas avoided that kind of December pressure thanks to the Longhorns offense playing its best football since early October.

Herman said Friday's win sent a message that the program is "going to be okay," even as he evaluates whether to make staff changes in the offseason.

"Things are still headed in the right direction," Herman said. "The kids are fighting."

Texas has had at least four losses every season for a decade and went through a stretch of three straight losing seasons before Herman arrived.

Ehlinger, who raised expectations for the program when he declared "We're back!" after last season's Sugar Bowl win, said the program is in a good spot despite its slip backward.

"If you had told Texas fans three years ago that we would have seven wins and a headed to a bowl game and had a chance to win eight, I think people would be pretty happy," Ehlinger said. "Overall, we did a great job."

Texas Tech (4-8, 2-7) jumped out early with two quick touchdown drives as quarterback Jett Duffey was carving up the Longhorns defense. But the Red Raiders also had three drives end on downs deep in Texas territory as Texas Tech's first-year coach Matt Wells chased an upset win to end the season. Duffey passed for 398 yards.

"We needed touchdowns and I wanted to be aggressive," Wells said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders were already suspect on defense and badly missed linebacker Jordyn Brooks, their leading tackler. Brooks is a finalist for Butkus Award given to the nation's best linebacker and he was a pregame scratch from the lineup because of a shoulder injury. His absence was most notable every time Ehlinger took off running up the middle of the field.

Texas: After a four-game slump, the Longhorns played the kind of offense that was on display at the beginning of the season when they started 5-2. Ehlinger passed for more than 300 yards for the fourth time this season and Duvernay topped 100 yards receiving for the sixth time.

JUST MISSED

Duvernay had 199 yards on six catches, just missing on being just the third Texas receiver to gain at least 200 yards and the first since Jordan Shipley had a school record 273 yards against Central Florida in 2009.

BIG PRESSURE

Texas has struggled to pressure opposing quarterbacks all season. That changed Friday as the Longhorns sacked Duffey four times, the most in 10 games.

Senior defensive tackle Malcolm Roach had one of the sacks.

"Not a lot was on the line," Roach said. "We really had nothing to lose."

UP NEXT

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders' season is concluded.

Texas: The Longhorns await their bowl destination.

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Passing

TxTch Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Duffey 58 36 62.1 2 399 52 0 94.0
Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 27 19 70.4 2 348 75 0 137.5
R. Johnson 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6

Rushing

TxTch Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Thompson 16 86 5.4 19 1
J. Welch 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Johnson 23 105 4.6 16 3
S. Ehlinger 10 83 8.3 18 1

Receiving

TxTch Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Carter 11 150 13.6 52 1
E. Ezukanma 7 135 19.3 29 1
Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Duvernay 6 199 33.2 75 1
J. Smith 3 51 17.0 26 1

Fumbles

TxTch F FL
S. Thompson 1 1
J. Duffey 1 1

Returning

TxTch KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Carter 3 19.3 0 25 0 - 0 0
D. Coleman III 1 21.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Jones 0 - 0 0 2 3.5 0 6
D. Jamison 1 34.0 0 34 0 - 0 0

Punting

TxTch Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. McNamara 4 197 49.3 56
Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Naggar 5 171 34.2 42

Takeaways

Tex Int Yds InTD
M. Bimage 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

TxTch Tex
Points For 24 49
Total Yards 470 610
Rushing Yards 71 262
Passing Yards 399 348
Passing Completions / Attempts 36/58 19/28
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 0/0
First Downs 26 29
Penalties - Yards 4/32 9/100
Time Of Possession 51:51 9:09
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 6/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/4 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/49 5/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TxTch Tex
TxTch 5:50 TD KeSean Carter 13 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 7 0
TxTch 10:46 TD SaRodorick Thompson 10 yd run (Trey Wolff kick) 14 0
Tex 14:06 TD Sam Ehlinger 10 yd run (blocked XP) 14 6
2nd Quarter TxTch Tex
Tex 1:51 TD Daniel Young 3 yd run (Devin Duvernay 2pt pass from Sam Ehlinger) 14 14
TxTch 6:47 TD Erik Ezukanma 24 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 21 14
Tex 6:58 TD Devin Duvernay 75 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 21 21
Tex 13:38 TD Roschon Johnson 1 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 21 28
3rd Quarter TxTch Tex
Tex 6:08 TD Jake Smith 26 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 21 35
TxTch 8:51 FG Trey Wolff 23 yd FG 24 35
Tex 12:25 TD Roschon Johnson 1 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 24 42
4th Quarter TxTch Tex
Tex 6:10 TD Roschon Johnson 1 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 24 49

Game Information

Stadium: Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field, Austin, Texas
Attendance: 93,747
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