Game recaps, thoughts and what mattered in the Week 11 games of the Big 12 college football season?
Texas 41, Texas Tech 34
What Happened: Texas appeared the be cruising comfortably as Sam Ehlinger threw his third touchdown pass of the game for a 34-17 lead with just over ten minutes to play.
But Texas Tech roared back, getting a field goal and two Jett Duffey touchdown passes – the second coming after a successful onside kick – to tie it at 34 with under two minutes to go. Ehlinger went on a march, culminating with a 29-yard scoring pass to Lil’Jordan Humphrey with 21 seconds to play for the win.
What Mattered: Ehlinger completed 22-of-34 passes for 312 yards and four scores. Humphrey caught eight passes for 150 yards and two scores, and Devin Duvernay came up with two touchdown catches, too.
– Duffey did a phenomenal job filling in for the injured Alan Bowman, completing 37-of-47 passes for 444 yards and four scores with a pick. He also led the team with 80 rushing yards on 17 carries. Antoine Wesley caught eight passes for 171 yards and two scores.
– Texas Tech was -3 in turnover margin, but outgained the Longhorns 595 yards to 469.
What It All Means: It’s going to take some help, but Texas is still alive for a spot in the Big 12 championship. The Longhorns have to beat Iowa State and Kansas, and then hope West Virginia can beat Oklahoma in the regular season finale – assuming OU doesn’t lose to Kansas.
– The Red Raiders are interesting and competitive, but they’ve also lost three straight and they still need a win to get bowl eligible. They have to go to Kansas State and have a neutral site date with Baylor, needing to just win one of them to finally get that sixth win.
NEXT: Oklahoma 48, Oklahoma State 47