Texas vs. West Virginia – Game Recap – November 20, 2021 – ESPN

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    morgantown, – — Suddenly, Texas has only one week left in an incredibly bad season under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian.

    west virginia will have one more chance to avoid joining the longhorns by ending the year in late November.

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    jarret doege threw three touchdown passes and leddie brown rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown to lead west virginia to a 31-23 victory over texas on saturday, handing the longhorns their sixth straight loss and eliminating them from consideration bowl.

    west virginia (5-6, 3-5 big 12) snapped a two-game losing streak and kept its own postseason hopes alive, but it needs to win its final game next weekend.

    “It takes us to five,” West Virginia coach Neal Brown said. “It keeps us alive for another week.”

    texas (4-7, 2-6) couldn’t overcome another double-digit deficit. The Longhorns will finish with a losing record and miss a Bowl for the first time since 2016. Texas’ losing streak is the longest since it dropped eight in a row in 1956.

    “We just haven’t broken through yet, and that’s the most frustrating part,” Sarkisian said. “Every game, it seems like there’s a different story to be told as to why it didn’t happen. I hate it for the guys because they bring it every day.”

    texas never led, but had two chances to potentially tie the score in the final three minutes.

    The Longhorns headed for the West Virginia 30th, but on fourth down, Casey Thompson was intercepted by Sean Mahone on the 6th.

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    west virginia then drove to the texas 36-yard line. The Mountaineers tried it on fourth down instead of attempting a long field goal, but Doege threw an incomplete shot into the end zone and Texas had one last chance with 36 seconds remaining.

    the longhorns couldn’t get past midfield and hudson card’s fourth down pass was incomplete.

    Texas was outscored 459 yards to 355, but it was the big play that kept the Longhorns in range.

    alabama transfers keilan robinson, who was on covid-19 protocols and sat out the longhorns’ home loss in overtime to kansas a week ago, had a 49-yard touchdown run midway through the second fourth. Robinson also had a 25-yard run during a third-quarter drive that led to a 6-yard run by Roschon Johnson that pulled Texas within 28-23 with 12:25 left.

    west virginia’s casey legg kicked a 45-yard field goal for the final margin.

    Texas went three and out on their first four possessions. By then, Doege had thrown 20-yard touchdown passes to Sam James and 14-yard touchdown passes to Winston Wright for a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.

    doege also sent a 7-yard touchdown to sean ryan in the third quarter on a drive that didn’t start very well. Doege was sacked on two straight plays and converted a pass on third-and-17 from his own 18-yard line. Leddie Brown followed up with runs of 26 and 18 yards to put the Mountaineers inside the Texas 20-yard line.

    doege was 27 of 43 for 290 yards.

    absence of bijan

    bijan robinson, the third-leading rusher in the big 12 with 1,127 yards, is out for the season after dislocating an elbow last week. Keilan Robinson finished with 111 yards on nine carries and Johnson had 77 yards on 15 carries.

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    “I think roschon and keilan weighed in really well today,” sarkisian said. “clearly when you don’t have bijan, that’s a factor. but i thought both roschon and keilan ran hard.”

    food to go

    Texas: Thompson had one of his worst outings of the season, completing 4 of 14 passes for 29 yards after throwing for 358 yards against Kansas a week ago. card played most of the second half and was 10 of 16 for 123 yards with a touchdown.

    “Offensively, there’s not enough consistency in the passing game,” Sarkisian said.

    West Virginia: The Mountaineers are 4-0 this season when Leddie Brown tops 100 rushing yards.

    “We know we have one more game,” he said. “so we still can’t take our foot off the pedal.”


    Texas: Hosts Kansas State in the regular season finale on Friday.

    west virginia: plays in kansas next saturday.

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