ARLINGTON, Texas – The University of Texas’ football program, in its 28-year tenure in the Big 12 Conference, began and will end with a conference championship. The Longhorns clinched their fourth Big 12 trophy and first since 2009, with a resounding 49-21 victory over No. 18 Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon.
No. 7 Texas (12-1) entered the league in 1996 and wasted no time in moving ahead of its competition, as Quinn Ewers and Adonai Mitchell connected for a 10-yard scoring completion to cap a swift four-play, 39-yard drive that took just 1:29 off the clock. It was the start of a game highlighted by Ewers’ impressive 12-for-12 start, eventually earning him the Most Outstanding Player of the game title.
The Longhorns’ 422-yard offensive performance was the most yards in any half of a Big 12 Football Championship game over the last 20 seasons, with Ewers becoming the first student-athlete in the championship game’s history to throw four passing touchdowns in a single half.
The game saw Ewers breaking records left and right, eventually finishing with a total offense record of 458 yards, surpassing the previous record set in 1998 and setting a new passing yards record for the Big 12 Football Championship game.
With the victory secured and the 2023 Big 12 Football Championship trophy on its way back to Austin, the Texas Longhorns now await their postseason fate during the College Football Playoff Selection Show Presented by AT&T on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN and ESPNU.
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