Win or lose, the Texas Longhorns are going to make things especially interesting.
Fortunately for Tom Herman’s program, Texas’ third overtime game of the season ended much like its first — with a win, this time over the No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys in overtime, 41-34.
The Texas Longhorns played from behind throughout early their entire contest with the No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys. But when it mattered most in a must-win game, Sam Ehlinger led the Longhorns offense to the end zone to capture a late lead, 34-31, chewing up nearly eight minutes along the way, and the defense answered yet again, refusing to allow the Pokes to reclaim the edge and forcing a three-and-out.
Ehlinger and the offense trotted back out with a three-point lead and 3:44 remaining, but could’t chew up the rest of the clock, which paved the way for the Pokes to force overtime with a game-tying field goal. Texas struck first in OT with a Ehlinger touchdown pitch to Joshua Moore — his first reception of the game, which couldn’t have come at a better time — and Okie State could’t respond, as Joseph Ossai sacked Spencer Sanders on fourth down.
That’s now back-to-back wins for the 4-2 (3-2) Longhorns, which will likely be ranked again by this time tomorrow.
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