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Game Log: No. 25 Texas vs. No. 12 Oklahoma State

The Texas Longhorns are aiming to get back on track following their loss to Oklahoma. Follow along with live updates from the Longhorns Country staff here.

Coming off of what will be arguably their toughest matchup of the entire season, the Texas Longhorns turn their attention to yet another talented opponent from north of the Red River, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Last season, the Longhorns were able to take down the Cowboys 41-34 in overtime at Boone Pickens Stadium, in front of a packed house of 56,790 Oklahoma State faithful.

The schools will meet for the 36th time since their first matchup in 1916, with Texas holding the edge in the all-series 26-9.

The Longhorns have also won the previous two matchups over the Cowboys, with Oklahoma State winning the previous four from 2015-2018.

Be sure to stick with LonghornsCountry.com as we preview every aspect of the matchup with the Cowboys throughout the week


PREGAME

The crowd has filled into DKR and the Longhorns and Cowboys are ready for kick-off. 

The star-studded group of recruits, led by 2023 quarterback Arch Manning and 2022 wideout Evan Stewart are roaming the sidelines and taking in the atmosphere. 

It is perhaps the electric crowd at DKR this season, and for good reason, as the Longhorns must win to keep pace in the race for the Big 12 title game. 

FIRST QUARTER 7-0 Texas

Texas opened up Saturday's game with the football and wasted no time marching down the field with a balanced attack. Texas would cap off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run from Bijan Robinson, giving them an early 7-0 lead over Oklahoma State. 

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On the ensuing possession, the Texas defense was able to hold Oklahoma State to a three and out, forcing a punt. Texas narrowly avoided an explosive play on the first snap of the game from the Cowboys, but nevertheless, took over at their own 15.

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The Longhorns would open up their next possession at their own 15 yard line after a holding penalty on the D'Shawn Jamison punt return, and would only travel backward, going three and out and punting right back to the Cowboys. Fortunately for the Horns, Oklahoma State would make a critical penalty of the punt themselves, with a block in the back pushing the ball back to the Cowboys 35.

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Texas had Oklahoma State on the ropes with third and long and looked to have forced another three and out. However, a horse-collar penalty from Keondre Coburn would negate that stop, and keep the Cowboys drive alive. OSU would take advantage from there, marching down the field deep into Texas territory. 

Fortunately for the Horns, the defense was able to stop the bleeding before the Cowboys made it into the end zone, forcing a field goal. OSU would connect on the field goal, making the score 7-3 Texas with 3:41 to go in the game. 

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On their ensuing drive, Texas would get off to a quick start, with Casey Thompson hitting Marcus Washington for a 58-yard bomb down to the Oklahoma State 11 yard line. The Cowboys would hold there, however, forcing the Horns to settle for a FG. Dicker knocked through the attempt, putting Texas up 10-3 with less than a minute to go in the first quarter.

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SECOND QUARTER

The Cowboys hit the field for the next drive and were able to move the ball quite well to open things up. However, following a holding penalty, the Longhorns quickly put the clamps down and forced a punt, taking over at their own 12 yard line. 

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Texas would be forced to a quick three and out on their next possession, giving the ball back to the Cowboys at their own 34.

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On the next OSU possession, the Texas defense would once again force a three and out. D'Shawn Jamison nearly came away with the pick on third and long, but the Cowboys were forced to punt either way. Texas took over at their own 34.

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Texas would respond in a big way on its next possession, with Bijan Robinson opening things up with a 36-yard run to start the drive. Just a handful of plays later, Texas was in the end zone, with Thompson hitting Robinson in the flat for his first touchdown pass of the day, and giving Texas a 17-3 lead. 

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The Texas defense continued its staunch play on the next drive, with D'Shawn Jamison intercepting Spencer Sanders at mid-field. 

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Thompson, however, would throw a pick of his own on the next drive, with the Cowboys taking it back for a score, and cutting the Texas lead to 17-10 with 5:13 to go in the half. 

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On his next chance with the football, Thompson was unable to put anything together for Texas, with the Horns going three and out and punting the ball away. 

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On the final drive of the first half, Oklahoma State was able to move the ball down the field into Texas territory. The Longhorns defense was able to hold once again, however, forcing an OSU field goal, making the score 17-13 Texas at the Half.

HALFTIME

THIRD QUARTER

The Longhorns defense came out for the second half with the same intensity as the first half, forcing the Cowboys into a quick punt. Unfortunately for Texas, CB Josh Thompson was hurt on the drive. 

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Texas would quickly take advantage of the OSU punt on their first drive of the half, marching down the field with a pair of explosive plays, and capping off the drive with a 38-yard Bijan Robinson touchdown run to put the Horns up 24-13.

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On the other end, the Longhorns defense continued to shut down the Cowboys, forcing yet another three and out, and a punt. Texas takes over from their own seven.

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Casey Thompson and the Longhorns offense faced a three and out of their own on the next possession, punting right back to the Cowboys who would take over at midfield. 

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Just when it seemed like the Texas defense was about to get yet another three and out and force a punt, Ray Thornton made a critical mistake for roughing the passer, extending the OSU drive. Oklahoma State would take advantage, moving into scoring territory. The Texas defense was able to get the stop there, however, holding the Cowboys to a field goal, and making the score 24-16. 

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Texas was unable to get anything going on their next drive, and was forced to punt after a three and out. 

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Despite making a major mistake on a pass interference penalty, the Longhorns defense was able to hold Oklahoma State on the next drive, forcing a punt, and taking over at their own 19.

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Once again, Texas struggled to move the ball on their next drive, going three and out and being forced to punt. Texas QB Casey Thompson took a big hit on the first play of the drive, and was forced to leave the game, but returned one play later. 

FOURTH-QUARTER

Oklahoma State was able to make the most of their next drive offensively, moving the ball down the field for its first offensive touchdown of the game. OSU would attempt to go for two to tie the game, but Texas would get the stop, and retain a 24-22 lead. 

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Texas, on the other hand continued to have their issues, going three and out once again thanks to a sack of Casey Thompson. 

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On the next drive, Oklahoma State did just enough to take the lead over the Horns, moving in position for a field goal with less than five minutes to go in the game, putting Oklahoma State ahead 25-24. 

change of possession.

Texas would once again go three and out on the next drive, giving the ball right back to the Cowboys.

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Taking advantage of the Texas mistake, the Cowboys marched down the field for another score, taking a 32-24 lead. 

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On Texas's last desperation change, Casey Thompson would once again make a critical mistake, throwing an interception with less than two minutes to go in the game. 

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Oklahoma State would ice the game from there, winning 32-24.