The Texas Longhorns got one of the bigger wins of head coach Tom Herman’s career in Austin with a 41-34 overtime victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday. Though the home team was only a 3.5 point favorite, Texas avoids falling to 2-3 in the conference and still has a path to even potentially the Big 12 Championship Game.
The ‘Pokes turned the ball over four times via three unrecovered fumbles and an interception from quarterback Spencer Sanders, while Texas was giveaway-free and that was enough to ride to victory.
‘Horns quarterback Sam Ehlinger was just 18-34 for 169 yards, but he threw for three touchdowns. OSU outgained UT in yardage 530 to 287, but it wasn’t enough to make a difference.
Sanders was 27-39 for 400 yards and four touchdowns with the lone INT, but the turnovers proved to be too much to overcome.
With no Big 12 team still undefeated, this might be the death knell for the conference putting a team in the College Football Playoff. Each team in the league now has at least one loss, and the other two ranked schools include as Kansas State and Iowa State, who have home losses to Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette, respectively.