Sam Ehlinger threw two touchdown passes and Texas became bowl eligible under first-year coach Tom Herman with a 28-14 win over No. 24 West Virginia on Saturday in a game in which the Mountaineers lost quarterback Will Grier to injury.
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Texas linebacker Brecklyn Hager ejected for targeting early in the fourth quarter after a hit he delivered to West Virginia quarterback Chris Chugunov. That means Hager will miss the first half of the Longhorns' game against Texas Tech next week.
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West Virginia QB Will Grier was just taken to the locker room with an injury to his hand/finger.
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Williams' sprained MCL and PCL in his left knee sets him back, but it sounds like he may be close to returning, as he was back at practice this week.
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There aren't any big ranked matchups in the Big 12 this week, but Oklahoma and TCU must take care of business on the road if they want to meet later.
Anderson leads Big 12 standouts
OU's Rodney Anderson was equally effective through the air as he was on the ground in a huge win over TCU. Texas' Antwuan Davis earned defensive honors after racking up three takeaways (one for a score), and Texas Tech's Keke Coutee was recognized for his kick-return TD.
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Texas coach Tom Herman anticipates All-America offensive tackle Connor Williams to return Saturday at West Virginia, barring a setback this week in practice. Williams, out since Week 3 because of a knee injury, will participate in a full-contact practice Tuesday that Herman called "a big test." Williams might not start, but his return "will be a nice boost to the offense provided he plays well and feels well," Herman said.
Led by running back Rodney Anderson, the Sooners won their second consecutive high-profile matchup to maintain their spot atop the Big 12.
Shane Buechele connected with Lorenzo Joe on a 49-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and the Texas defense forced four first-half turnovers in a 42-27 win over Kansas on Saturday night.