The University of Texas Longhorns have captured their first Big 12 Championship in XX years. Led by Quinn Ewers, the Longhorns beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys by four touchdowns at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, December 2.
Led by quarterback Quinn Ewers, the Longhorns shot out to a 21-point lead in the first half before putting the Cowboys away with two touchdown drives for a total of 168 yards in the second half. Ewers spearheaded the charge with more than 450 yards and four touchdowns. The Longhorns defense also helped out with two turnovers.
“I know it’s been a long time coming. Everybody’s been starving for this championship,” Texas Longhorns Head Coach Steve Sarkisian said.
“To get it in our final game in the Big 12, I hope everybody enjoys it as much as we do.”
The Big 12 Championship will look a bit different moving forward. The University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma will head to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) next season. In their absence, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah will join the conference. As a result, this marks the Longhorns’ last conference championship as a member of the Big 12.
“We thank them for getting us where we are today, for being pillars in the conference. And for creating a great history and legacy,” Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark said.
“We wish them well, and I’ll be rooting them on in the SEC.”