Texas Football racked up 610 yards of total offense and finished the regular season with a 49-24 win over Texas Tech on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Senior Day win improves Texas to 7-5 overall this season and 5-4 in Big 12 play.
After Texas was forced to punt on its first two possessions of the game, Texas Tech responded with touchdowns on its first two drives to take an early 14-0 lead. The Longhorns had an answer near the end of the first quarter, driving 75 yards in six play. Sam Ehlinger capped off the drive with a 10-yard rushing touchdown to trim the lead to 14-6 after the field goal attempt was blocked. On the Red Raiders’ next possession, Malcolm Roach recorded a sack to force Texas Tech to punt.Texas followed Roach’s sack with a game-tying touchdown drive. Daniel Young scored on a three-yard run and the Longhorns converted the two-point play on a pass from Ehlinger to Devin Duvernay. Texas Tech retook the lead with a 24-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter.The response from Texas was immediate, as Duvernay caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Ehlinger to tie the game back up, 21-21. The catch was Duvernay’s 100th grab of the season. Roschon Johnson capped off a 74-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run to give Texas its first lead of the game, 28-21, near the end of the first half.The Texas defense got a fourth down stop to start the second half and the Longhorns’ offense drove the field to extend the lead to 35-21. Ehlinger hit Jake Smith with a 26-yard touchdown pass.Texas Tech trimmed the Texas lead to 35-24 with a 23-yard field goal in the third quarter.Johnson rushed his second touchdown of the game to extend the Texas lead to 42-24 late in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Johnson put the punctuation mark on the game with his third, and finished with 105 rushing yards on 23 carries with three touchdowns.