Oct 31, 2020; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA;  Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) throws a pass against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

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Texas outlasts No. 6 Oklahoma State in overtime

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger hit Joshua Moore with a 15-yard touchdown pass in overtime and the Longhorns’ defense kept No. 6 Oklahoma State out of the end zone to complete a 41-34 win on Saturday in a key Big 12 game in Stillwater, Okla.

Texas (4-2, 3-2 Big 12) clinched the win in a wild game when Joseph Ossai sacked Spencer Sanders on fourth down, one of Ossai’s 12 tackles, six of which went for loss, including three sacks.

Oklahoma State’s Alex Hale sent the game into overtime when he drilled a 34-yard field goal with five seconds left in regulation. The Cowboys (4-1, 3-1) had moved into scoring range after taking over at their 20 with 1:13 to play and no timeouts.

Ehlinger passed for just 169 yards and endured five sacks, but he threw for three touchdowns and made plays when they counted the most. He helped lead to Texas to its first road win against a Top 10 opponent since 2010 at Nebraska. It was the Longhorns’ third overtime game this year; they have won two.

Ehlinger found Jake Smith for a 12-yard, fourth-down touchdown pass with 4:27 left in regulation to give the Longhorns a 34-31 lead.

Sanders passed for 400 yards and four touchdowns, with Tylan Wallace making 11 catches for 187 yards and two TDs. Chuba Hubbard, the 2019 national rushing leader, was held to 72 yards on 25 carries, but he did have a 12-yard TD catch.

Three Texas scores came as a direct result of Sanders’ mistakes. Two fumbles that gave the Longhorns the ball at the OSU 15 and 20, respectively, and an interception to begin a drive at the OSU 8, all but handed Texas 13 of its 20 first-half points.

Oklahoma State led 24-20 at halftime and added to its lead with a 9-yard TD pass from Sanders to Wallace at the 8:09 mark of the third quarter. But Texas’ D’Shawn Jamison returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards to make the score 31-26. The PAT failed.

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