No. 7 Texas blows out Oklahoma State 49-21 in Big 12 Championship game to take one step closer to the College Football Playoff

  • Longhorns finish regular season 12-1 with drubbing of Cowboys at AT&T Stadium 
  • Texas fans will be rooting for Louisville and Georgia the rest of the day
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Texas made its Big 12 Championship win look easy with a 49-21 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday from AT&T Stadium.  

The No. 7 Longhorns led the entire game and dug too deep a hole for the Cowboys by the beginning of the second quarter with a 28-7 lead. 

The conference-championship victory comes a day after a dead Longhorn was found at an Oklahoma State fraternity house. 

Texas came into Saturday’s win ranked No. 7 in the College Football Playoff rankings and needed a win to have any chance at a national championship this season. It took care of the biggest step. 

Now, the Longhorns must await other results to know their postseason fate.  

Texas made its 49-21 Big 12 Championship win over Oklahoma State look easy on Saturday

Texas' Quinn Ewers looked solid all game long, throwing for 452 yards and four touchdowns

Texas’ Quinn Ewers looked solid all game long, throwing for 452 yards and four touchdowns

No. 3 Washington’s defeat of No. 5 Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship on Friday cleared one team out of Texas’ path to the four-team CFP. 

No. 1 Georgia plays No. 8 Alabama in the SEC Championship on Saturday afternoon. 

A Bulldog victory would eliminated any possibility of the Longhorns being jumped for a playoff spot, even with their win over the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa earlier this season. 

All Texas fans will be rooting for Louisville on Saturday night, who play No. 4 Florida State. An undefeated Power Five Conference champion would be hard to deny a CFP spot to. 

No. 6 Ohio State’s regular season is done by not qualifying for the Big Ten Championship and the Buckeyes are susceptible to being jumped in the rankings by not being a conference champion. 

By winning the Big 12 Championship, Texas is guaranteed a New Year’s Six Bowl appearance if it falls short of the CFP.