Garrett Gilbert threw for two touchdowns
and 227 yards to lead No. 6 Texas past Texas Tech 24-14 in a sloppy
victory for the Longhorns on Saturday night.
Texas put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter after
draining more than nine minutes off the clock. The 22-play drive
included a risky and successful fake punt on fourth-and-1 on its
Gilbert threw a 1-yard pass to Barrett Matthews to give the
Horns a 24-14 lead. Gilbert finished 21 of 36 with three
The game included seven turnovers, four by the Longhorns (3-0,
1-0) and three by the Red Raiders (2-1, 0-1).
Texas got a field goal and a touchdown off two Texas Tech
turnovers. Red Raiders cornerback Jarvis Phillips intercepted
Gilbert twice and returned one 87 yards for a score.
Taylor Potts finished 21 of 35 for 159 yards and two
interceptions for Tech.