STILLWATER, Okla. – Joshua Moore didn’t have a catch in regulation.
Sam Ehlinger didn't care. His 15-yard touchdown pass to Moore in overtime helped Texas knock off previously unbeaten and sixth-ranked Oklahoma State 41-34 on Saturday.
Moore was Texas' leader in catches and receiving yards and touchdowns heading into the game, so Ehlinger was confident that he would come through. Moore's only reception gave the Longhorns the lead for good.
“Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games, regardless of when that is and regardless of what’s happened earlier in the game," Ehlinger said. "He did a great job.”
Texas linebacker Joseph Ossai sealed the victory by sacking Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders on fourth down in overtime. Ossai finished with 12 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble.
Oklahoma State (4-1, 3-1 Big 12) outgained Texas 530 yards to 287, but the Cowboys turned the ball over four times and saw their hopes to reach the College Football Playoff take a major blow.
Same goes for the entire Big 12.
After Kansas State's loss at West Virginia earlier in the day, Oklahoma State entered the game as the only remaining unbeaten team in Big 12 play. Now, the race is jumbled and Texas (4-2, 3-2) is back in the picture to possibly play in the conference championship game.