WATCH: Texas blocks punt against Texas Tech, returns it for a TD

By Vincent Frank
Oct 5, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns helmets sit in the tunnel at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns are doing everything possible to avoid becoming the second top-10 team in the Big 12 to drop a game to an unranked opponent on Saturday.

Mere hours after the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners were upset by Kansas State, Texas found itself in a fight against Texas Tech. Tom Herman’s squad entered the game as 17.5-point favorites. However, it was up just 31-28 in the third quarter when the special teams made an absolutely huge play.

As you can see, freshman four-star recruit, defensive back Jahdae Barron, scooped the ball up and returned it for the score. This gave Texas a 10-point lead as the team looks to move to 2-0 on the young season.

Just a couple weeks until the Longhorns take on Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout, a win here is much needed.