Virginia Occidental vence a Texas, Longhorns' bowl hopes dashed

Virginia del Oeste (5-6, 3-5 Grande 12) rompió una racha de dos derrotas consecutivas y mantuvo vivas sus propias esperanzas de postemporada, pero necesita ganar su último juego el próximo fin de semana.

Texas (4-7, 2-6) couldn’t overcome another double-digit deficit. The Longhorns will finish with a losing record and miss a bowl for the first time since 2016. The losing streak for Texas is its longest since it dropped eight in a row in 1956.


Texas had two chances to potentially tie the score in the final three minutes.

The Longhorns drove to the West Virginia 30. But on fourth down, Casey Thompson was intercepted by Sean Mahone at the 6.

West Virginia then drove to the Texas 36. The Mountaineers went for it on fourth down rather than attempt a long field goal, but Doege threw incomplete into the end zone and Texas got one last chance with 36 segundos restantes.

The Longhorns couldn’t get past midfield and Hudson Card’s fourth-down pass fell incomplete.

Texas was outgained 459 yards to 355, but it was the big play that kept the Longhorns in range.

Alabama transfer Keilon Robinson, who was in COVID-19 protocols and sat out the Longhorns’ overtime home loss to Kansas a week ago, had a 49-yard scoring run midway through the second quarter. Robinson also had a 25-yard carry during a third-quarter drive that led to Roschon Johnson’s 6-yard TD run that pulled Texas within 28-23 con 12:25 izquierda.

West Virginia’s Casey Legg kicked a 45-yard field goal for the final margin.

Texas never led, going three-and-out on its first four possessions. Para entonces, Doege had thrown TD passes of 20 yards to Sam James and 14 yards to Winston Wright for a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Doege also had a 7-yard TD toss to Sean Ryan in the third quarter. Doege finished 27 de 43 por 290 yardas.


Texas: Thompson had one of his worst outings of the season, completing 4 de 14 pasa por 29 yards after throwing for 358 yards against Kansas a week ago. Card played most of the second half and went 10 de 16 por 123 yardas con un touchdown.

Virginia del Oeste: The Mountaineers are 4-0 this season when Brown surpasses 100 rushing yards.


Texas: Hosts Kansas State in the regular-season finale on Friday.

Virginia del Oeste: Plays at Kansas next Saturday.




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