Case McCoy threw a 2-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Texas linebacker Steve Edmond then intercepted West Virginia’s Paul Millard in the end zone on fourth down to give the Longhorns a 47-40 win over the Mountaineers on Saturday night.
Texas defensive coordinator Greg Robinson will come in handy for the Longhorns’ first trip to West Virginia.
With the Big 12 heading into a final five-week stretch to determine its 2013 champion, the league on Tuesday released in 2014 conference football schedule.
The Mountaineers built a double-digit lead but managed little offense over the final five possessions and fell to No. 16 Texas Tech 37-27 on Saturday.
With only a few practices left before season openers this week, four of the 10 teams in the Big 12 haven’t even named a starting quarterback.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Friday that the league’s 10 schools will share a record $198 million for the 2012-13 school year, an amount expected to increase significantly going forward.
The Red Raiders, who lost twice to West Virginia in the regular season, gave up a 14-point lead in the first half but managed to hold on for only their second victory all year away from home.
Nine of the Big 12’s 10 teams, including newcomers West Virginia and TCU, are already bowl eligible.
The Big 12’s attention is on Kansas State’s national championship dreams, yet there’s plenty left to be decided in the conference over the final weeks.
Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the 2-point conversion, lifting TCU to a 39-38 double overtime win over No. 23 West Virginia on Saturday night.
It was snowing Tuesday in West Virginia, but the long-term forecast is for partly cloudy conditions with temperatures in the upper 40s for kickoff Saturday afternoon between the Big 12 newcomers.
A Texas Tech football fan has been arrested for running onto the field and removing his clothes during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s stunning win over No. 5 West Virginia.