Texas Secures Spot in Big 12 Championship with Dominant Win Over Texas Tech, 57-7

by Ryan Lee
Texas Longhorns Big 12 Championship

In a decisive victory, the Texas Longhorns, ranked seventh nationally, trounced Texas Tech 57-7 on Friday, clinching their spot in the Big 12 championship game. Keilan Robinson was a standout, returning a kickoff for 95 yards and scoring twice, while Bert Auburn’s five successful field goals contributed to the team’s overwhelming performance.

Texas, set to join the Southeastern Conference post-season, now holds an impressive 11-1 record (8-1 in conference), having won six consecutive games since their defeat to Oklahoma. They eagerly await their championship game opponent, set for Dec. 2 in Arlington.

In stark contrast, Texas Tech (6-6, 5-4) struggled offensively, managing only 198 yards against Texas’ staggering 528. Despite a season record of 5-0 in games he started and completed, Tech’s quarterback Behren Morton was under constant pressure from Texas’ defense, completing just 19 of 36 passes for a mere 88 yards and succumbing to three interceptions.

Quinn Ewers, quarterback for Texas, threw for 196 yards and a touchdown, with a 17-of-26 completion rate and one interception.

Tahj Brooks of Texas Tech, previously third in the nation for rushing yards per game, was held to 95 yards over 19 carries.

An initial glimpse of competitiveness from Texas Tech, trailing 10-0, included a 55-yard kickoff return by Drae McCray and a touchdown run by Morton. However, Texas quickly regained control with Jaydon Blue’s 69-yard touchdown run, part of his 121 yards gained on 10 carries.

The game’s momentum firmly favored Texas, with Auburn setting a school record and later adding a career-best 54-yard field goal. Jett Bush’s 43-yard interception return for a touchdown further solidified Texas’ dominance.

Key Highlights:

  • Texas Tech’s coach Joey McGuire’s previous remarks about Texas provided additional motivation for the Longhorns.
  • Texas celebrated the debut of freshman quarterback Arch Manning, who completed 2 of 5 passes for 30 yards.

Looking Ahead:

  • Texas Tech hopes for a bowl game invitation.
  • Texas prepares for the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 2.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Texas Longhorns Big 12 Championship

Who scored the touchdowns for Texas in their game against Texas Tech?

Keilan Robinson scored two touchdowns for Texas, including a 95-yard kickoff return.

What was the final score in the Texas vs. Texas Tech game?

The final score was 57-7 in favor of Texas.

How many field goals did Bert Auburn make in the game?

Bert Auburn made five field goals for Texas in their victory over Texas Tech.

What record did Texas hold after their win against Texas Tech?

After defeating Texas Tech, Texas held an 11-1 overall record and an 8-1 record in the conference.

Who will Texas face in the Big 12 championship game?

The opponent for Texas in the Big 12 championship game is yet to be determined.

How did Texas Tech’s quarterback Behren Morton perform against Texas?

Behren Morton struggled, completing 19 of 36 passes for only 88 yards with three interceptions.

What was significant about Arch Manning’s appearance in the game?

Arch Manning, a freshman quarterback and nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning, made his debut for Texas in the second half of the game.

More about Texas Longhorns Big 12 Championship

  • Texas Longhorns Football
  • Big 12 Conference Football
  • College Football Scores and News
  • Texas Tech Red Raiders Football
  • Arch Manning Player Profile

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Longhorn_fanatic November 25, 2023 - 10:21 am

Auburn’s field goals were epic!! breaking records and all that, what a game for him.

LindaBee November 25, 2023 - 1:55 pm

Can’t beleive Morton was only 19 of 36, that’s rough, Texas D was on fire.

TechSupporter November 25, 2023 - 10:39 pm

Tough season for us at Tech, but there’s always next year, right? gotta keep the faith.

QuarterbackGuru November 26, 2023 - 1:07 am

Ewers doing good but that debut from Arch Manning, that’s what I’m talking about, future looks bright for Texas.

Mike27 November 26, 2023 - 3:36 am

wow texas really showed their power this game, total domination over tech, go longhorns!


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