Texas Longhorns Blog: Texas vs. Texas Tech
AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas started its Big 12 calendar scoring its most points in more than a decade. The Longhorns offense did whatever it wanted in a 70-35 Texas Tech rout at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
The Texas box score is packed with outstanding performance. Quarterback Casey Thompson completed 18 of 23 passes for five touchdowns and 303 passing yards. Bijan Robinson totaled 191 yards and one receiving touchdown.
Receiver Xavier Worthy had 100 yards and three touchdowns. Roschon Johnson added two touchdowns and Jordan Whittington added 93 receiving yards with a score.
The Longhorns’ defense was faltering in the second half, but provided explosive play. Josh Thompson returned a 27-yard interception for a touchdown to trigger the blowout in the second quarter.
Next, the Longhorns (3-1) travel to Fort Worth for a showdown with TCU.
Check out this live blog for news and notes on the Dominant Longhorns victory.
70-BURGER: The Longhorns are scoring 70 points for the first time since the 2005 Big 12 Championship game against Colorado.
Goal: Texas leads 70-28
TD: The Texas offensive is not gradual.
Xavier Worthy received a 100-yard day after a 62-yard touchdown. That’s three touchdowns for Worthy and five for Thompson.
Probably the end of the day for Thompson with Texas in charge towards the end of the third quarter.
SCORE: Texas leads 63-28
DEFENSE?: As good as the day was for the Longhorns, the secondary was set on fire in the third quarter. Colombi connects deeply on back-to-back possessions for two QUICK Red Raiders touchdowns. Four games in total, that’s all it took.
NEW SERIE : Thompson and the Longhorns offense are back on their touchdown paths. Xavier Worthy scores his second touchdown of the day at three meters.
The Longhorns have scored touchdowns in seven of eight practices against the Red Raiders.
Robinson has 191 total yards and a touchdown. Thompson has 232 yards and four passing touchdowns.
SPECIAL TEAMS AND SCORE: D’Shawn Jamison returns the 43-yard punt to Tech 7. Jordan Whittington is on the board with a jet sweep – a pop pass for five yards.
GOAL: Texas leads 49-14
BAG: Pete Kwitakowski showed an exotic look on the third down with just two linemen and rushed four. The Bastrop product Alfred Collins goes home for the bag.
END OF SERIES : Casey Thompson’s consecutive goal streak ends at 12 after a misguided pass on the third and long was intercepted by Tech in the end zone. Another incredible feat to score on 12 consecutive discs.
Thompson is 12 of 17 for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
INTERCEPTION: It’s Henry Colombi’s show for now as a technical quarterback, but it’s the ball for Texas linebacker Luke Brockermeyer. Brockermeyer gets his first interception on the third down after the ball was knocked down on the pass. Texas are back in scoring position.
INJURY UPDATE: Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough is out for the second half with injury, Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells said at halftime.
NAIL HALF? : Henry Colombi replaced Tyler Shough in QB and led Tech on a quick goal, reducing the deficit to 35-14.
The 12th consecutive score for Casey Thompson. Texas smartly bled the clock in the last three minutes to prevent another chance for the Tech offense.
The Longhorns were very lucky. Check out this third down conversion to put Texas in scoring position. Roschon Johnson finished the race with his second rushing touchdown of the match in the wildcat at seven yards.
TOUCHDOWN THOMPSON: Casey Thompson has now led 10 consecutive orders for the Longhorns. Xavier Worthy is on the board with a 23-yard touchdown.
Thompson is 10 of 14 for 157 yards and two touchdowns.
GOAL: Texas leads 35-7
RED RAVIERS BET: And loseâ¦ Tech feeling they need a score to stay in the game made him 4th and 4th near midfield. Shough has lost his footing. Incomplete pass. Declining turnover.
CHOICE-6: Josh Thompson opens the game wide by knocking out Tyler Shough at the 27-yard line and running freely for the defensive touchdown.
This is Texas’ first interception for a touchdown since 2017.
GOAL: Texas leads 28-7
THOMPSON DELIVERS AGAIN: The Longhorns are now 2 for 2 on their fourth down, keeping their third practice alive and ending it with a touchdown. Texas scored a touchdown in all three of its first-half practices.
The junior quarterback pushed his way through the stack on a goalie for the touchdown.
GOAL: Texas leads 21-7
TECH DT: Tyler Shough took advantage of the second chance as the Red Raiders turned a punt possession into their first touchdown of the game. At 3rd and goal of 6th, Shough saved it for the touchdown.
GOAL: Texas leads 14-7
POSSIBLE MOMENTUM EVOLUTION: Texas thought this game was wide open after a blocked punt for a Longhorns touchdown and a 21-0 lead, but an offside appeal called off play and gave the offense a second chance. Tech.
The Red Raiders chose to go there, converting to 4th and 2nd.
TD READER: Casey Thompson is leading this attack with some efficiency. Thompson looks comfortable in the pocket, making all the right moves in the game’s first set.
Thompson completed a 22-yard pass to Marcus Washington and scooped up 16 rushing yards before Roschon Johnson bounced into the end zone on a three-yard rush. Total travel time: nine plays in just over three minutes.
GOAL: Texas leads 14-0
EHLINGER APPROVAL: Former Robinson quarterback Sam Ehlinger has a strong endorsement for the running back.
FOURTH PERFECTION DOWN: With Texas facing 4th and 4th from Texas Tech’s 39-yard line, Bijan Robinson converted and scored the game’s first touchdown. Robinson came out of the backfield in the open for an easy pitch and a catch for the first down. The second-year running back did the rest to score, knocking two defensemen out of their shoes and passing two more for the touchdown.
GOAL: Texas leads 7-0
Prize draw: Texas Tech won the toss and postponed their option until the second half. The Longhorns offensive will begin first.
Pre-match: Steve Sarkisian took his usual walk on the pitch about two hours before kick-off on Saturday morning.