Texas football came away with a big-time win against Oklahoma State by a score of 36-30 on Saturday night. What’d we learn?
Texas was up most of the second half and in the fourth quarter 36-23. However, Texas got conservative, muffed a punt and almost let Oklahoma State sneak back for a score to make it a six-point game.
A win is a win, though, and the Longhorns finally snapped the four-game losing skid to Oklahoma State and got the win in their first Big 12 game of the season.
What’d we learn from the Longhorns’ win?
3. It was a back and forth game for most of the night
Most of the game was a back and forth game until the fourth quarter. Oklahoma State scored first on a field goal before Texas jumped ahead to a 14-3 lead. A few more series went by after that and it was a 21-20 game with Texas leading at halftime.
Oklahoma State scored a field goal first in the second half to take what would be its last lead of the game by a score of 23-21. Texas went ahead after that and was able to hold Oklahoma State to 23 until late in the fourth quarter when Texas muffed a punt to give the Cowboys great field position which led to a touchdown.
Texas was able to hold off Oklahoma State’s run at the end to come away with a big victory. Oklahoma State is going to be a good football team and it has a talented quarterback to rely on for a few years. This could be Texas’ year to win the Big 12 if it cleans up some things — big if there.