AUSTIN, Texas —

FINAL: 

TEXAS 36, OSU 30

Texas came into this game having lost four straight to Oklahoma State and hadn't beaten OSU in Austin since 2008. Texas broke that losing streak, defeating the Cowboys 36-30. 

Sam Ehlinger and Spencer Sanders dueled it out in a gun slinging competition, but in the end, Ehlinger made more plays than Sanders did. Ehlinger finished the game 20-for-28 passing, threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns. Sanders finished with 19-for-32, threw for 268 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. 

Another huge aspect to the UT win was the ground game. UT gave OSU a heavy dose of its running backs. As a team, Texas ran the ball 43 times and gained 217 yards on the ground, including 114 on 21 carries from Keaontay Ingram. 

With the win, Texas improves to 3-1 and will have a bye week before heading on the road to Morgantown to face West Virginia. Texas lost a nail-biter to West Virginia last season in DKR, 42-41.

4TH Q: 

TEXAS 36, OSU 30

TEXAS (Own 48): 

An onside kick was almost recovered by OSU, but was ultimately recovered by Texas at their own 48-yard line. Ingram picked up one yard on a run up the middle. Oklahoma State used its first timeout with 1:29 left in regulation. Ingram rushed up the middle for no gain. Oklahoma State used its second timeout of the game with 1:24 left. On third and nine, Ehlinger kept the ball and picked up 29 yards for a first down. Texas can now kneel it out the rest of the way. Texas kneeled the ball for the remaining time and win 36-30, breaking the four-game losing streak to OSU.

OSU (Own 10): 

Texas called its first timeout of out the half. Chuba Hubbard rushed to the left for a gain of five yards. Spencer Sanders kept the ball on a zone read for a gain of 10 yards. Hubbard took a draw play up the middle for four yards. Sanders took a shot downfield for Jordan McCray, but it fell incomplete. On third and six, Sanders missed a wide open receiver over the middle. OSU went for it on fourth down and six, but committed a false start penalty, which made it fourth and 11. OSU then took the offense off the field and decided to punt the ball. OSU punted the ball and Texas fumbled the punt return for the second time in the game. OSU recovered the fumble at the Texas 46-yard line. Hubbard picked up four yards on a carry up the middle. A false start backed up Oklahoma State five yards, making the down and distance second and 11 to go. Sanders checked the ball down to Hubbard and picked up eight yards. On third and three, Sanders completed a play action pass to Jelani Woods for a 12-yard gain. A personal foul on Oklahoma State wiped out the play and set up the Cowboys with third and 10. Sanders picked up the first down on a scramble for 26 yards. Sanders' first down pass fell incomplete. Sanders took a shot at the end zone, but it was broken up. On third and 10, Hubbard capped off the drive with a 13-yard touchdown run. Texas leads 36-30 with 1:37 left in regulation.

TEXAS (OSU 49): 

Roschon Johnson picked up two yards on a carry up the middle. Sam Ehlinger's pass for Devin Duvernay fell incomplete. Keaontay Ingram rushed the ball for five yards. Texas took a delay of game penalty and then was called for false start, which backed up the Longhorns a total of 10 yards. Texas punted the ball to the OSU 10-yard line.

OSU (Own 11): 

Chuba Hubbard picked up two yards on a gain up the middle. Spencer Sanders' pass intended for Logan Carter fell incomplete. Sanders' third down pass intended for Dillon Stoner fell incomplete, as well. OSU punted the ball to the 49-yard line. 

TEXAS (OSU 47): 

Keaontay Ingram picked up two yards on a run to the right. Ehlinger completed a screen pass to Jake Smith for a gain of seven yards. On third and one, Ehlinger was stopped short of the first down on a quarterback power run. Texas punted the ball to the OSU 11-yard line.

OSU (Own 25): 

Spencer Sanders rolled to the right and pitched the ball to Chuba Hubbard, who picked up eight yards after the pitch. The play was reviewed to see if Sanders' knee was down prior to the pitch. After review, the referees determined Sanders' knee was down. Sanders picked up nine yards, setting up third and short. Hubbard picked up the first down on the next play. Sanders ran all over the field on a scramble, picking up three yards. OSU picked up another first down after Sanders connected with Dillon Stoner. A false start penalty then backed up the Cowboys offense five yards to the 43-yard line. Sanders took a shot down the sideline to Tylan Wallace, which fell incomplete. Hubbard picked up six yards on the carry. Sanders' next pass was intercepted by the Texas defense and returned to the OSU 47-yard line.

TEXAS (Own 27): 

Sam Ehlinger hit Devin Duvernay on a run-pass option over the middle for a gain of 17 yards. Ingram picked up four yards on a run over the middle and then picked up a first down with six more yards on the next play. Ehlinger took a shot for Malcolm Epps downfield and the pass fell incomplete. A defensive holding penalty gave the Longhorns five yards and an automatic first down. Ehlinger hit Ingram on a checkdown and the sophomore running back would not go down, spinning and juking his way to the eight yard line. A facemask penalty put the ball half the distance to the goal on the four-yard line. Ehlinger put his head down and picked up two yards on a scramble up the middle. Roschon Johnson punched it in from two yards out. Texas went for two and converted on a screen pass to Duvernay to give the Longhorns a 36-23 lead with 11:44 left in regulation.

OSU (cont):

Spencer Sanders' pass was tipped and fell incomplete. On third and one, Texas stopped Oklahoma State short of the first down. Oklahoma State was called for  delay of game and backed up five yards on the team's field goal attempt. Oklahoma State attempted a fake field goal, which did not work. Texas takes over at the 27-yard line. 

3RD Q: 

TEXAS 28, OSU 23

OSU (TEX 31): 

Chuba Hubbard rushed to the right side for a gain of nine yards. This play ended the third quarter. Texas leads 28-23.

TEXAS (Own 4):

Ingram started the drive with a 12-yard run up the middle. Ingram got the ball again, and picked up another first down with a 14-yard rush to the left side. Ingram's third carry of the drive was stopped for a gain of one yard. Ehlinger ran a designed quarterback keeper up the middle for a gain of two yards. On third and seven, Ehlinger's pass intended for Malcolm Epps was tipped and intercepted by the Cowboys' defense. OSU will take over at the Texas 31-yard line.

OSU (Own 23): 

Spencer Sanders was ran out of bounds for a loss of one. Sanders found Dillon Stoner over the middle for a gain of 23 yards. Texas was called for a personal foul for roughing the passer, which tacked on an additional 15 yards. The play went under further review for targeting. After review, the play was not considered targeting. Hubbard picked up two yards on a run up the middle. Sanders hit Tylan Wallace on a screen play for seven yards. On third and one, Hubbard converted the first down to the Texas 28-yard line. Sanders completed a short pass to Landon Wolf. Spencer continued his rhythm with another completion to Wallace for 10 yards. On first and 10 from the 12-yard line, Hubbard was stopped for no gain. Sanders' pass intended for Wallace on second down sailed out of bounds. On third and long from the Texas 12-yard line, Sanders ran out of bounds at the three. The play went under further review to see if Sanders got the first down or not inside the Texas five-yard line. After review, it was determined Sanders was short of the first down. On fourth and one from the Texas three-yard line, Hubbard was stopped short of the first down and Texas took over on downs from the four-yard line.

TEXAS (Own 25): 

Sam Ehlinger completed a pass to Devin Duvernay for a gain of four yards. Ehlinger picked up a first down with a 15-yard run. Ehliger hit Duvernay for another screen pass of eight yards and moved the chains with a four yard run. Ehlinger connected with Malcolm Epps for the first time of the night on a six-yard stop route. Another screen pass from Ehlinger to Duvernay picked up 13 yards. Texas pulled out a trick play again: Ehlinger handed the ball to Ingram, who pitched it to Jake Smith on a reverse, who pitched it back to Ehlinger, and Ehlinger found Cade Brewer wide open for a 25-yard touchdown. Texas leads 28-23 with 5:30 left in the third quarter.

OSU (Own 17): 

Spencer Sanders kept the ball on a zone read to the left and gained five yards to open the half. Chuba Hubbard picked up another four yards on second down and converted the first down on the next play. Sanders completed a pass over the middle to Dillon Stoner for a gain of 15 yards to the 45-yard line. Sanders kept the ball on a zone read and ran out of bounds after a gain of 10 yards. Hubbard picked up three yards on a stretch play to the right. Sanders picked up a first down on the ground and the Texas defense was called for a late hit out of bounds to add on another 15 yards to the run. Hubbard took a carry up the middle for five yards to the Texas 12-yard line. A false start penalty backed up the Cowboys to the 17-yard line. Hubbard gained six yards on a stretch play to the right. On third and four from the 11-yard line, a quarterback draw up the middle was stopped short of the first down.

INJURY UPDATE: Texas announced that CB Jalen Green was out for the rest of the game with a shoulder injury. 

Matt Ammendola hit the 27-yard field goal attempt, giving OSU the lead again for the first time since 3-0 in the first quarter. OSU leads Texas 23-21 with 8:02 left in the third quarter.

TEXAS (Own 21):

Keaontay Ingram started the first drive of the second half with a run for a gain of one. Sam Ehlinger completed his first pass of the second half to Cade Brewer for a gain of four yards. On third and five, Ehlinger hit his favorite third down security blanket, Devin Duvernay, for a pickup of 16 yards. Ingram moved the chains again with a gain of 16 yards on a run up the middle. Ehlinger attempted a deep pass to the left intended for Malcolm Epps, which fell incomplete. Ingram was stopped for a loss of one yard on a zone read up the middle. On third and 11 from the OSU 43-yard line, Ehlinger's pass intended for Brennan Eagles fell incomplete. Texas punted the ball to the OSU 17-yard line.

HALFTIME: 

TEXAS 21, OSU 20

Texas gave Oklahoma State a huge dose of the run game in the first half, and Sam Ehlinger connected on opportune passes to keep drives moving. After a Texas interception, Ehlinger found freshman wide receiver Jake Smith for a 17-yard touchdown pass. Then later in the first half, Ehlinger flung the ball for a 73-yard touchdown pass to Brennan Eagles. 

But Oklahoma State stayed in the game in the first half due to the arm of Spencer Sanders. A handful of deep passes from Sanders set up all the Cowboys' points in the first half, along with capitalizing on a short field after a fumble by UT's Jake Smith on a punt return late in the first half. 

STATS: 

TEXAS:

Sam Ehlinger: 10-14, 155 yards, three touchdowns

Keaontay Ingram: nine carries, 51 yards

Devin Duvernay: seven catches, 50 yards, one touchdown

OSU: 

Spencer Sanders: 11-14, 180 yards, one interception

Chuba Hubbard: 19 carries, 52 yards, one touchdown

Tylan Wallace: three catches, 66 yards

2ND Q: 

TEXAS 21, OSU 20

TEXAS (Own 31): 

Texas kneeled the ball and went to the locker room with a 21-20 lead. 

OSU (Own 25): 

Spencer Sanders pulled the ball on a zone read and ran out of bounds after gaining five yards. Sanders completed a screen pass to Jordan McCray for a gain of seven yards. Chuba Hubbard found a gash in the Texas defense for a gain of 13 yards. Hubbard got the ball again up the middle for a gain of six yards. Sanders fumbled the snap and was swallowed up by the Texas defense for a loss of six yards. Oklahoma State called its first timeout of the half with 1:03 left. On third and nine, Sanders took at shot at the end zone intended for Tylan Wallace and the pass fell incomplete. Texas called its second timeout of the first half with 56 seconds remaining in the second quarter. The punt was fumbled by Jake Smith and recovered by OSU at the Texas 15-yard line. Sanders completed a pass to Hubbard for a gain of six yards to the eight-yard line with 18 seconds left. On third and three, Hubbard ran up the middle to the Texas one-yard line. OSU called its second timeout of the first half with 14 seconds remaining in the second quarter. On first and goal, Hubbard ran up the middle for a one-yard touchdown. OSU elected to take the extra point, converted, and narrowed the Longhorns lead to 21-20.

TEXAS (Own 16): 

Sam Ehlinger's first pass of this drive was batted down at the line of scrimmage. Ehlinger followed up with a screen pass to Devin Duvernay for a gain of six yards. On third and four, Ehlinger completed a screen pass to Duvernay in the other direction for a gain of four yards and a first down. Ehlinger hit Brennan Eagles for a 73-yard touchdown pass along the right sideline. Texas leads 21-13 with 2:09 left in the first half. 

OSU (Own 30): 

Chuba Hubbard ran the ball on a sweep to the right for no gain. Texas was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty, advancing the ball 15 yards downfield. Hubbard's next carry on a sweep to the left was stopped for a loss of two yards. Spencer Sanders connected on a play action pass deep down the middle of the field to Williams. Hubbard was stopped for a loss on the quick snap. On second and goal, Sanders was sacked by the Texas defense. On third and goal, Sanders capped off the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run. Texas leads 14-13 with 3:07 left in the second quarter.

TEXAS (Own 35): 

Ingram started this drive with a nice juke move in the open field and picked up eight yards. Sam Ehlinger's deep pass intended over the middle to John Burt was too strong and fell incomplete. On third and two, Ehlinger hit Devin Duvernay for a gain of seven yards and a first down. Ehlinger scrambled out of bounds to the left sideline for a gain of two yards to midfield. Roschon Johnson picked up little yards on a run to the right. On third and seven, Ehlinger checked the ball down to Johnson for a pickup of 15 yards. Texas gave Johnson the ball again for a short gain of three up the middle. Ehlinger took a shot for the end zone intended for Malcolm Epps, which was too strong and fell incomplete. On third and seven from the OSU 32-yard line, Ehlinger threw the ball short for Duvernay and picked up four yards. On fourth and three, Texas went for it and gave the ball to Johnson up the middle and he was stopped short. OSU takes over at the Texas 30-yard line.

OSU (Own 25): 

Chuba Hubbard picked up a short gain of two yards on a run over the middle. Spencer Sanders connected on a deep shot to Tylan Wallace for a gain of 35 yards. Sanders hit his second pass in a row, this time to Dillon Stoner for a gain of eight yards. Hubbard ran out of bounds to the left for a gain of six yards and a first down. A jet sweep pitch to Stoner got stopped for a loss. Sanders then picked up a few yards back on second down, but was stopped well short of the first down. On thrid and eight, a handoff to Hubbard was stopped in the backfield. Matt Ammendola hit the 43-yard field goal. Texas leads 14-6 with 9:21 left in the second quarter.

TEXAS (OSU 28): 

Texas pulled out some trickery with a reverse to Jake Smith, which picked up eight yards. Roschon Johnson picked up a first down with a run over the middle to the 17-yard line. Ehlinger threw his second touchdown of the day, completing a 17-yard pass to Smith in the middle seam of the Cowboys' defense. Texas leads 14-3 with 12:42 left in the second quarter.

OSU (Own 25): 

Chuba Hubbard gained six yards on a run around the left tackle. Spencer Sanders completed a bullet of a pass over the middle for a gain of 14 yards to Jelani Woods. On the next play, Sanders was intercepted by Montrell Estell and returned to the OSU 28-yard line. 

TEXAS (Con't): 

Sam Ehlinger hit Devin Duvernay in the corner of the end zone for a six-yard touchdown pass. Texas leads 7-3 with 14:53 left in the second quarter.

1ST Q: 

TEXAS 0, OSU 3

TEXAS (Own 34):

Keaontay Ingram started the drive with a 13-yard run up the middle. Ingram took another handoff for a gain of five yards to cross midfield. Ingram moved the chains again with his third carry of the drive, picking up five more yards. Roschon Johnson joined the rushing attack on this drive with a run up the middle for gain of four yards and then moved the sticks with a 14-yard run. Johnson took another carry over the middle for a short gain of two yards. Ingram ran up the middle for a gain of four yards. On third and four, Ehlinger connected with Devin Duvernay over the middle for a 12-yard gain to the six-yard line. This ended the first quarter. OSU leads Texas 3-0.

OSU (Own 25): 

Spencer Sanders kept the ball on a zone read play and ran out of bounds after picking up two yards. Chuba Hubbard was stopped for a short gain up the middle. On third and seven, Sanders pass intended downfield for Dillon Stoner fell incomplete. OSU punted the ball to the Texas 34-yard line.

TEXAS (Own 25): 

Keaontay Ingram started the drive with a seven-yard run up the middle. Sam Ehlinger scrambled to his right looking for a receiver to throw to, but couldn't find anyone and picked up a few yards on his own. Ingram picked up a first down on a short run on a quick snap. Ingram continued to work early on the opening drive with a five-yard carry up the middle. A big run by Ingram was erased by a holding penalty, backing up the Longhorn offense five yards. A designed quarterback power play for Ehlinger picked up 11 yards. On third and four from the 42-yard line, Ehlinger connected with Devin Duvernay on a slant for a first down to cross midfield. Ehlinger called his own number with a new set of chains to pick up four yards on a scramble to the left. Ingram was stopped for a short gain, setting up the Longhorns with third and five to gain for a first down. Ehlinger tried to connect with Duvernay again on another third down, but the pass was batted down. 

Texas punted the ball into the OSU end zone for a touchback. OSU will start with the ball on the 25-yard line. 

OSU (Own 21): 

Chuba Hubbard opened the drive breaking a few tackles but ended up with a loss of four yards. Hubbard got the ball again for a gain of three yards. On third and 11, Spencer Sanders converted a throw across his body to Tylan Wallace for a first down. Hubbard took a stretch play to the left for eight yards. Spencer hit Wallace again for a gain of 11 yards to cross midfield. Hubbard scampered untouched for a gain of 11 yards to the Texas 30-yard line. Sanders flipped a jet sweep pass forward for a gain of seven yards. LD Brown was stopped in the backfield for a loss of four yards. On third and seven from the Texas 27-yard line. Sanders connected over the middle to Landon Wolf for a first down. Texas called its first timeout of the half with the Cowboys knocking on the door of the end zone. Hubbard took a stretch play to the right for a gain of three yards. On second and goal from the one, Hubbard fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Sanders. On third and goal from the three-yard line, Hubbard was stopped short of the goal line by the Texas defense. Matt Ammendola hit the 20-yard field goal to give OSU a 3-0 lead with 9:12 left in the first quarter.

PREGAME

Texas returns home to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to host Oklahoma State – a team that has beaten the Longhorns in four straight games.

The Longhorns have also not defeated the the Cowboys at home since 2008. Texas has lost five in a row against Oklahoma State at home. 

The four-game losing streak against Oklahoma State and avenging the last home loss versus LSU is on the Longhorns' plate. As the No. 12 team in the nation, Texas holds a 61.4% chance of winning the game, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. The Longhorns are a 6.5-point favorite to beat the Cowboys in DKR. 

If stats are any indication, this game will be a high-scoring shootout, powered by two gun-slinging quarterbacks. Oklahoma State has the NCAA's leading rusher, Chuba Hubbard, and the nation's leading receiver, Tylan Wallace – all while putting up 49.3 points per game. Conversely, Texas is led by Heisman candidate Sam Ehlinger, who is having a record-breaking season in his own right. 

Texas and Oklahoma State's quarterbacks will likely battle in a gun-slinging game that features two former Texas AP High School Football Players of the Year. Ehlinger took the honor in 2015 while Sanders won the award in 2017

“I haven’t watched a whole lot of film on him, but from what I’ve seen on TV, like when we’re just in the hotel and they were playing a few weeks ago, (he’s) extremely explosive, athletic, fast guy,” Ehlinger said of his counterpart, Sanders. “He’s a great quarterback from what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard.”

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