Sam Ehlinger had gotten No. 15 Texas down the sector with some nifty runs. The sophomore quarterback then took a shot on the finish zone — and were given the successful move.
Lil’Jordan Humphrey outleaped a defender throughout the Five after which pulled him alongside to the top zone for a 29-yard landing with 21 seconds left, giving the Longhorns a 41-34 victory over Texas Tech after blowing a 17-point lead within the fourth quarter.
“I’ve such a lot self belief in him,” Ehlinger mentioned.
“He is as excellent a bounce ball man as there may be within the nation. We are already in box function vary,” Longhorns trainer Tom Herman mentioned. “If we get one-on-one protection, we are going to take a look at for the win.”
With Ehlinger’s fourth TD move, and 2nd to Humphrey, the Longhorns (7-Three, Five-2 Large 12) snapped a two-game skid that had price them the Large 12 lead. They stayed a recreation in the back of co-leaders No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 West Virginia with two video games left to resolve who performs within the convention championship recreation Dec. 1.
Subsequent up for the Longhorns is No. 23 Iowa State, the workforce they’re tied with for 3rd position.
“To combat again like we did, after a heartbreaking loss on a two-point conversion, will surely pay dividends within the general self belief of this workforce,” Herman mentioned, regarding the 42-41 house loss every week previous when Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier ran for the 2-pointer within the ultimate minute.
Texas went 75 yards in seven performs for the successful ranking at Texas Tech (Five-Five, Three-Four), whose 17 consecutive issues in simply over Five 1/2 mins incorporated recuperating an onside kick. The Pink Raiders tied the sport on Jett Duffey’s fourth TD move, a Nine-yarder to Antoine Wesley with 1:45 left.
Ehlinger began the general pressure with runs of three and 18 yards, then had a few brief completions ahead of a 12-yard run that arrange his game-winning move to Humphrey, who completed with 8 catches for 159 yards. Devin Duvernay additionally stuck two TDs whilst Ehlinger finished 22 of 34 passes for 312 yards.
“Let one cross that we really feel like we mustn’t let cross,” mentioned T.J. Vasher, who had two TD catches for Tech. “Texas performed a gorgeous excellent recreation however we are by no means OK with a loss. So everyone’s beautiful disenchanted presently.”
Wesley had 8 catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns for the Pink Raiders, who misplaced their 3rd recreation in a row.
Duffey had 524 general yards in his 2nd get started instead of injured Alan Bowman, finishing 37 of 47 passes for 444 yards and working 17 instances for 80 yards. However he additionally had 3 the most important turnovers ahead of the past due comeback, throwing a pick out close to the top zone and fumbling two times on runs that ended throughout the Texas 20.
“It could had been simple to fold after that remaining fumble, however he competes his tail off,” trainer Kliff Kingsbury mentioned. “He had an ideal glance in his eye all of the time. … He gave us a possibility to win together with his psychological toughness there on the finish and the way in which he competed.”
Texas: The Longhorns had been coming off consecutive losses by way of a mixed 4 issues. Their remaining 4 wins have not been overwhelming — by way of a mixed 21 issues, with the win at Tech the most important margin in that span.
Texas Tech: The Pink Raiders neglected a possibility for consecutive wins over Texas for the primary time in 20 years. Up to the win within the regular-season finale in Austin remaining yr most likely stored Kingsbury’s process, and were given them bowl eligible, this loss may forged doubt on his long term once more. The previous Pink Raiders quarterback is now 35-38 in his six seasons as trainer, and so they nonetheless want yet another win to get to their 16th bowl since 2000.
EHLINGER’S RECORD STREAK
Ehlinger broke the Large 12 document for many consecutive passes with out an interception. The sophomore prolonged his streak of passes with out a pick out to 280, breaking the mark of 273 set by way of former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.
STUFFED ON 4th DOWN
When the Pink Raiders attempted to transform fourth-and-1 from their very own 34 ahead of halftime, Duffey was once right away filled and Texas wanted most effective 4 performs ahead of Keaontay Ingram’s 2-yard TD run to move up 17-7.
BOWMAN SITS OUT
Bowman had any other four-night health facility keep after taking successful in remaining week’s 51-46 loss to Oklahoma, resulting in a recurrence of a partly collapsed lung the standout true freshman to begin with suffered previous this season. He was once at the sideline ahead of the sport, however now not in uniform.
Texas is house Saturday evening to play Iowa State, which has a five-game Large 12 successful streak.
Texas Tech performs at Kansas State subsequent Saturday.
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