The concept the game in Austin wouldn’t have been a healthy stroll was clear in Lubbock, so the Red Raiders were ready to fight. And they fought hard, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and earning their sixth victory of the year, that means Bowl berth.
Coach Kingsbury surprised everyone giving quarterback McLane Carter his first career start, and the young sophomore had a good start, also scoring a running touchdown. After that, he showed some problems in terms of accuracy and arm strength, throwing two interceptions and allowing Texas to find a 23-13 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Coach Kingsbury decided to come back to quarterback Nic Shimonek and the fifty-year senior delivered a solid performance, leading the comeback that ended with his perfect throw to Cameron Batson with 1:47 to play.
You can see the highlight of the game here below.