Follow along: Texas tops Mountaineers, 38-20

AUSTIN, Tx. — With both teams 2-2 and in pursuit of their first Big 12 Conference win, West Virginia and Texas meet at 7:30 p.m. inside Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

With wins in six of the 11 previous matchups against Texas, the Mountaineers are the only Big 12 program with a winning record in their all-time series with the Longhorns.

10:53 p.m. — FINAL: Texas 38, West Virginia 20. Texas (3-2, 1-1) was hardly threatened throughout the night by the Mountaineers (2-3, 0-2), who are back in action October 13 when they welcome Baylor on Thursday night. The 18-point victory for the Longhorns is their largest margin in six wins over the Mountaineers and tied the mark for most lopsided win in the 12-game series history.

10:38 p.m. — SCORE: Justin Johnson provides West Virginia with its third touchdown of the night on a 4-yard run. Wyatt Milum’s blocking helped Johnson get to the edge on the second scoring run of his career. Trailing by 18, West Virginia elects to go for two, but Daniels’ pass to Prather is incomplete. Texas 38, West Virginia 20, 4:31 4th qtr 

10:24 p.m. — SCORE: — Texas answers with a 45-yard field goal off the foot of Bert Auburn. Texas 38, West Virginia 14.

10:13 p.m.SCORE: — On the opening play of the fourth quarter, a Tony Mathis 1-yard touchdown run caps an 18-play, 65-yard drive that took 7:31 off the clock. Texas 35, West Virginia 14.

10:07 p.m. — End third quarter score: Texas 35, West Virginia 7.

9:49 p.m. — Freshman running back CJ Donaldson injured on a rushing attempt. The cart has been called onto the field. Donaldson gave a thumbs up gesture to the crowd as he left the field on the medical cart.

9:29 p.m. — SCORE: Worthy does it again. On a pass deflected by Aubrey Burks, Worthy made a diving catch along the back of the end zone line on a 44-yard pass. Texas 35, West Virginia 7.

9:04 p.m. — Halftime in Austin: Texas 28, West Virginia 7.

9:00 p.m. — SCORE: — Signs of life for West Virginia on a lengthy drive just before halftime. Successful conversions on fourth-and-10 and 3rd-and-9 set the stage for Kaden Prather to collect an 8-yard touchdown reception. Texas 28, West Virginia 7.

8:45 p.m. — SCORE: — Sanders scores his second touchdown on a busted coverage in the Mountaineer secondary. Sanders collects a 13-yard pass from Card to extend the UT lead to four touchdowns. Texas 28, West Virginia 0.

8:42 p.m. — West Virginia commits personal foul penalties twice in three plays. A facemask penalty and a late hit out of bounds by Lee Kpogba lets Texas out of the shadow of their own goal post.

8:35 p.m. — 23 minutes into the contest, Texas collects their third sack of West Virginia quarterback JT Daniels.

8:28 p.m. — SCORE: — Third touchdown in as many drives for the Longhorns. Bijan Robinson’s 1-yard tote gives the home team a 21-point cushion. Texas 21, West Virginia 0.

8:20 p.m. — Third drop of the game for West Virginia proves costly. Sam James (3 catches for 47 yards) could not reel in a sure first down pass. Texas takes over at their 29-yard line.

8:13 p.m.SCORE: Trick play doubles the Longhorn lead. On a double pass, Worthy hits a wide open Ja’Tavion. The 33-yard touchdown capped a 6-play, 74-yard drive. Texas 14, West Virginia 0.

7:58 p.m.SCORE: Xavier Worthy gets the Longhorns on the scoreboard. He reels in a 15-yard strike from Hudson Card to cap a 7-play, 60-yard drive. Texas 7, West Virginia 0.

7:52 p.m. — Turnover on downs for West Virginia at the Texas 40. WVU passed on a 57-yard field goal opportunity but failed to convert on fourth-and-2.

7:46 p.m.  — Combined sack from Jasir Cox and Edward Vesterinen forces Texas to punt. Morgantown High School graduate Preston Fox was deep to receive the UT punt. WVU takes over at the Longhorn 48-yard line.

7:40 p.m. — West Virginia’s first possession covers 30 yards and a pair of receptions from Sam James before Texas forces a punt. Longhorns start their first drive at their own 13-yard line.

7:33 p.m. — West Virginia wins the coin toss and elects to receive.

6:44 p.m. — There are changes to West Virginia’s dress list from the Virginia Tech game. As expected, cornerback Charles Woods remains out with the injury he suffered in the season opener at Pittsburgh. Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy is going through pregame warmups. He suffered a lower-body injury in last week’s loss at Texas Tech.

Your essential pregame links:

Setting the scene from Austin

Mountaineers set for meeting with Longhorns

Johnson emerging in WVU backfield

Three Guys Before the Game – Texas preview edition

Tough task awaits a Mountaineer defense trying to maintain momentum

Improved offensive line leads to more balanced offense

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