- 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
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.