Longhorns vs. West Virginia: Live In-Game Updates – Sports Illustrated

  • October 2, 2022

The Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers meet for the 12th time ever Saturday in Austin, as both teams aim to pick up wins in the second game of Big 12 play.
West Virginia leads the all-time series 6-5 after pulling out a thrilling 31-23 win over Texas in Morgantown last season to put to bed any chance Texas had a bowl game appearance. Seven of the 11 all-time meetings between the two programs have ended within one score.
Texas (2-2) is coming off a tough 37-34 overtime loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders that saw the Horns blow a 31-17 lead in the second half. Running back Bijan Robinson fumbled on the first play of overtime, giving Tech the ball and the win after a game-winning field goal.
After starting the season 0-2, West Virginia (2-2) has put together two straight wins, as the Mountaineers head into Saturday after a convincing 33-10 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sept. 22.
Led by quarterback JT Daniels and receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton, the Mountaineers offense has average the fourth-most yards per game in the conference this season (490). 
Live updates will appear below at kickoff.
The Mountaineers won the toss and have elected to receive the opening kick. They'll begin their first drive at their own 17-yard line. 
FIRST QUARTER
Daniels was faced with pass-rush pressure on 2nd and 13 but connected with receiver Sam James for a 27-yard completion. 
But the Texas defense stood up and forced a punt three plays later, as the Horns will start their first drive at their own 13-yard line.
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The Longhorns picked up a first down on the first play of the drive as quarterback Hudson Card tossed it short to tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders for an 11-yard gain. But Texas quickly punted after three plays and a third-down sack of Card.
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The Mountaineers began their next drive at the Texas 48-yard line but were stopped short on 4th and 2 as the pass was broken up by Ryan Watts. 
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Card found Sanders and running back Roschon Johnson for two quick first downs to put the Horns at the WVU 34-yard line.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS: Card waited patiently in the pocket before floating a 15-yard pass to receiver Xavier Worthy in the end zone for the game's first score.
Texas 7, WVU 0
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Daniels found James for an 18-yard gain on third down to begin the next drive. 
But on the ensuing third down, Moro Ojomo got home to Daniels to come up with a key eight-yard sack. 
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The Horns began the next possession with a short completion to receiver Jordan Whittington, who picked up 31 yards on the catch-and-run. Card then looked deep for Worthy, but overthrew him in the end zone. 
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS: Steve Sarkisian is deep in his bag. Worthy took the backward pass from Card before lining up and hitting Sanders in stride for a 33-yard touchdown just a few plays after Worthy himself was missed by Card in the end zone. 
Texas 14, WVU 0
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The Mountaineers had an easy third-down conversion on the ensuing drive, but James dropped the pass as WVU was forced to punt.
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Card hesitated in the pocket before finding Whittington in a crowd of WVU defenders for a 22-yard gain. 
A short pass to Robinson on the next play went for 24 more yards to the WVU 22-yard line.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS: Bijan Robinson powers it in from a yard out for his ninth total touchdown of the season. 
The Longhorns bounced back from their upset loss in a big way against the West Virginia Mountaineers
Texas Longhorns receiver Xavier Worthy is putting on a show against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
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Texas 21, WVU 0
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The Mountaineers seemed primed to put together a potential scoring drive, but a sack by Barryn Sorrell was followed up by a third-down pass breakup by D'Shawn Jamison to force another WVU punt.
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Card finds Worthy for a 45-yard on the next drive to next Texas up in the red zone. 
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS: After Worthy's big catch, Card finds Sanders wide open in the back of the end zone for a 13-yard score. 
Texas 28, WVU 0
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Desperate for points, the Mountaineers were faced with a 4th and 10 at the Texas 41-yard line, but Daniels found James for a crucial 21-yard conversion. 
TOUCHDOWN WVU: Daniels found receiver Kaden Prather for an eight-yard score with 13 seconds left to get the Mountaineers on the board right before the half. 
Texas 28, WVU 7
HALFTIME
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS: Texas came out of the locker room on fire to start the second half, marching down the field for a touchdown on their opening drive. 
The drive was capped off with a tipped pass that was hauled in for a long score by Xavier Worthy – the third score he was responsible for on the night. 
Texas 35, WVU 7
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The Mountaineers would drive on the Horns a bit on their ensuing possession, but ultimately came up short on fourth down, handing the ball back over to Texas. 
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The Longhorns would do nothing on their next drive, totaling -4 yards and punting after six plays.
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TOUCHDOWN WVU: After an 18-play, 65-yard drive, WVU running back Tony Mathis powered in the score from one yard out to cut the Texas lead to 35-14. 
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FIELD GOAL TEXAS: After a 10-play, 48-yard drive, Texas kicker Bert Auburn nailed a 45-yard field goal to extend the lead. 
Texas 38, WVU 14
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FINAL;
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