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Live Updates: Texas vs. Texas Tech

The Texas Longhorns are looking for their first Big 12 win of the year on Saturday. Follow along with live updates from the game from the Longhorns Country staff here.

The Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders are set to face off from Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in what will be the Big 12 conference opener for both teams. 

The two teams will be facing off for the 71st time, with Texas leads the all-time series vs. Texas Tech 53-17. Texas has won three straight games in the series, including 17 of the last 21 matchups since the 2000 season.

Follow along with the Longhorns Country staff below as we bring you the up-to-the-minute updates throughout the game, including big plays, score changes, and much much more.

You can also follow our message board open thread at the Longhorns Country Forums, or check us out on both Twitter and Facebook for the latest in-game updates. 

PREGAME

We are live here at DKR and the fans are beginning to trickle into their seats. The student section is beginning to fill up 55 minutes before kick-off, and both teams have are moving to send players out for warm-ups shortly

As starting quarterback Casey Thompson gets set to make his first Big 12 start in a Texas Longhorns jersey, one question remains: Are the Longhorns back on track after their Rice win? Or will the same issues from the Arkansas game arise and cause them trouble?

1ST QUARTER, 14-0 Texas

Texas took the ball to open up the game, and after converting a couple of key third downs, marched right down the field against the Texas Tech defense for a score. The drive was capped off on a swing pass from Casey Thompson to Bijan Robinson, putting the Horns up 7-0 early in the first quarter. 

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The Red Raiders were able to move the ball across midfield on their first drive thanks to a balanced attack. The Texas defense quickly put the brakes on the push from Tech, however, forcing a punt, and taking over from their own 20 after a touchback.

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After a pair of quick first downs from the Horns, including a pair big receptions from Bijan Robinson and Kelvontay Dixon, Texas quickly crossed midfield on their next drive. The Horns then used a pair of runs from Roschon Johnson and Thompson to get in scoring position, before finally capping the drive off with a touchdown from Johnson to take a 14-0 lead.

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While the Red Raiders were able to move the ball towards midfield, the Texas defense was up for the challenge, stopping the drive in its tracks and forcing a punt. After a blocked put for a touchdown was reversed due to an offsides penalty, Tech brought their offense back onto the field and converted the first down. After the penalty, the Red Raiders found their bearings on the drive, quickly moving into scoring position at the end of the first quarter. 

2ND QUARTER, 42-14 Texas

After being held to a third down and goal by the Longhorns defense, Tech was finally able to get on the board on a Tyler Shough keeper, cutting Texas lead to 14-7.

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Texas wasted no time moving the football once again on the Texas Tech defense on the ensuing drive, utilizing their run game to great effect behind Robinson and Johnson. The drive would finally be capped off by Thompson on a quarterback keeper, putting the Horns up 21-7 with 10:16 to go in the first half. 

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Not long after the Tech took over possession in their own territory, the Longhorns' defense broke the game wide open, with Josh Thompson intercepting a Shough pass and taking it back the other way for a score, putting the Longhorns up 28-7.

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After Shough was forced to leave the game with an upper-body injury for the Red Raiders, Tech turned to senior backup Henry Colombi to try and lead the offense. Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, the first possession was a disaster, with Tech turning the ball over on downs inside of Longhorns territory. 

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The Longhorns would quickly take advantage of the Tech mistake, with Casey Thompson hitting Xavier Worthy for a touchdown on a wheel route, and putting the Longhorns up 35-7 with 5:05 to go in the 2nd half. 

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Behind the arm of Colombi, Tech was quickly able to respond, however, with the senior completing a 40-yard touchdown to Myles Price to cut the Texas lead to 35-14 with 3:32 left in the first half. 

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With the clock on their side, the Longhorns once again faced little resistance on their next offensive possession, marching down the field behind a balanced attack to get back into the end zone on a Roschon Johnson keeper from the wildcat formation and take a 42-14 lead with nine seconds to go in the half.

HALF TIME 

3RD QUARTER Texas 63, Tech 28

The Longhorns continued their momentum to start the second half, intercepting Colombi to set themselves up in scoring position right away. Unfortunately for the Horns, that momentum was ended rather quickly, with Thompson throwing an interception in the end zone while trying to complete a long pass. 

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The Red Raiders were unable to take advantage of the turnover on their next possession, however, backing up all the way to the one-yard line before being forced to punt. On the ensuing punt, Longhorns Return man D'Shawn Jamison nearly took it all the way for a score, putting the Longhorns in scoring territory at the Tech seven-yard line. 

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Just a couple of plays later, the Longhorns were back in the end zone on a touch pass from Thompson to Jordan Whittington, putting the Horns up 49-14 with 9:01 to go in the third quarter.

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The Red Raiders would finally hit a big play on the next drive, with Colombi hit Loci Fouonji for a 69-yard touchdown, making the score 49-21 Texas with 7:24 to go in the third quarter. 

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In response, the Longhorns marched right back down the field on the Tech defense, with the drive culminating in a Casey Thompson to Xavier Worthy connection, to put Texas up 56-21 with 5:14 to go in the third quarter.

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Texas Tech would respond on their very next play from scrimmage, with Kaylon Geiger catching a 75-yard touchdown from Colombi, making the score 56-28 with 5:02 to go in the third quarter.

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The Horns answered the Tech push once again after that, however, with Thompson hitting Xavier Worthy for a 62-yard score to put Texas up 63-28 with 4:09 to go in the third. 

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Texas Tech refused to go away on their next possession, with Colombi converting a long first down with his legs, to move the Red Raiders into Texas territory. The Longhorns defense would finally get a stop in the second half, however, holding the Red Raiders on fourth down to take over possession at their own 40. 

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Hudson Card took over at quarterback for Texas on the next possession.

FOURTH QUARTER Texas 70, Texas Tech 35

Card would continue where Thompson left off, leading the Horns down the field for another touchdown to put the team up 70-28 with 13:23 to go in the game. 

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The Tech offense once again moved the ball down the field on the Texas defense on their next possession, getting in the end zone to cut the lead to 70-35 with 6:40 to go in the game. 

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From there, the Horns would run out the clock, securing the 70-35 win. 


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