On a night that saw Malcolm Brown post the first 100-yard rushing game of the season for the Texas Longhorns, it was the defense that shut down Texas Tech’s prolific offense to get a 34-13 victory on the road.
Brown tallied 116 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns as Texas (4-5, 3-3 Big 12) would dominated the second half to pull away from the Red Raiders (3-6, 1-4).
Texas kept Tech’s offense at bay in the second half, holding the Raiders to just 149 yards after the break. Walk-on freshman Vincent Testaverde was limited to 116 yards passing for Tech after coming in to relieve an injured Patrick Mahomes, who was already starting in place of injured Davis Webb.
The Longhorns took advantage of the opportunity to pounce on Tech with a season-high 10 pass break ups on the night and forcing five three-and-outs to go with eight punts.
Tyrone Swoopes struck at key times for Texas as the quarterback found John Harris for long gains multiple times to put the Longhorns in a position to score. Swoopes finished the night 13-of-25 for 228 yards. A total of 165 of those yards went to Harris on five catches. Harris hauled in a 68-yard grab that put the Longhorns deep in Tech territory and would lead to a 17-yard touchdown run by Johnathan Gray.
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