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October 4, 2022

Texas-West Virginia: Longhorns take on Mountaineers in Austin

Amy Zhang

After claiming their third Big 12 win last weekend in Lubbock, the Longhorns look to win two straight against the Mountaineers in Austin. West Virginia comes in with a 6-3 record, ranked fourth in the Big 12, while Texas sits at 4-5. Follow here and @texansports on Twitter for live updates and scores. 

2:35- Texas and West Virginia both take the field. Mountaineers receive the ball first. 

2:41 – Q1, 12:36, Texas 0 – West Virginia 0: Longhorns take over on their own 11-yard line.

2:50 – Q1, 6:35, Texas 7 – West Virginia 0: QB Tyrone Swoopes finds TE Geoff Swaim in the back corner of the end zone for the touchdown, capping an 11-play, 90-yard drive for the Longhorns.

2:54 – Q1, 6:27, Texas 7 – West Virginia 0: West Virginia's Mario Alford takes the ensuing kickoff all way into Longhorn territory. The Mountaineers will start with the ball on the Texas 45-yard line.

3:06 – Q1, 3:10, Texas 7 – West Virginia 3: The Longhorns stuff the Mountaineers on the goal-line to force West Virginia to settle for a field-goal.

3:13 – Q1, 2:20, Texas 7 – West Virginia 3: Texas goes three-and-out, and P William Russ muffs the punt. West Virginia starts its drive in Longhorn territory again, this time at the Texas 48-yard line.

3:16 – Q1, 1:00, Texas 7 – West Virginia 3: The Longhorns return the favor, forcing a West Virginia three-and-out and a missed field goal. Texas will take over at its own 36-yard line.

3:19 – Q1, 0:00, Texas 7 – West Virginia 3: At the end of the first quarter, the Longhorns lead West Virginia, 7-0.

3:25 – Q2, 13:04, Texas 7 – West Virginia 3: After a three-and-out, the Longhorns switch to Michael Davidson at punter, who pins the Mountaineers deep in their own territory. West Virginia will start the drive at its own 1-yard line.

3:36 – Q2, 8:56, Texas 14 – West Virginia 3: Junior running back Johnathan Gray breaks off one of the best runs of his career, taking it 39 yards to the end zone to give Texas an 11 point lead. 

3:49 – Q2, 6:19, Texas 21 – West Virginia 3: After another quick stop by the Texas defense, Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray combine to lead the Longhorns down the field, as Gray punches it in to give Texas an 18-point lead over No. 23 West Virginia.

4:00 – Q2, 2:08, Texas 21 – West Virginia 3: Kicker Nick Rose misses yet another field goal for the Longhorns but, on West Virginia's first play from scrimmage, DB Quandre Diggs picks it off for the Longhorns. Texas takes over on the West Virginia 22-yard line.

4:04 – Q2, 1:12, Texas 24 – West Virginia 3: Kicker Nick Rose redeems himself, hitting a 39-yard field goal to extend the Longhorn lead.

4:35 – Q3, 11:45, Texas 24 – West Virginia 3: The Longhorns can't muster anything on their opening drive of the second half and are forced to punt. A penalty gives the Mountaineers great starting field position at their own 42-yard line.

4:45 – Q3, 8:38, Texas 24 – West Virginia 3: LB Jordan Hicks makes a couple huge plays as the Longhorn's stop West Virginia on fourth down and force a turnover. Texas will take over on its own nine yard line.

5:00 – Q3, 4:02, Texas 24 – West Virginia 3: West Virginia misses yet another field goal, keeping the Longhorns up by 21 late in the third quarter.

5:10 – Q3, 0:00, Texas 24 – West Virginia 3: At the end of the third quarter, the Longhorns lead 24 – 3, but West Virginia is driving at the Texas 23-yard line.

5:44 – Q4, 6:38, Texas 26 – West Virginia 16: After a Longhorn safety, West Virginia scores again to close the gap to 10 points mid-way through the fourth quarter.

END, Texas 33 – West Virginia 16: Longhorns win. 

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