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Texas alive in Big 12, beats Texas Tech 41-16
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Texas' Johnathan Gray (32) runs past Texas Tech defender Tanner Jacobson (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 28, 2013, 11:43 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Case McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Texas kept its Big 12 title hopes alive Thursday night with a 41-16 win over Texas Tech.

Joe Bergeron ran for 102 yards and a touchdown for the Longhorns (8-3, 7-1 Big 12), who end their regular season on Dec. 7 at No. 9 Baylor. If Texas wins that game and No. 7 Oklahoma State loses to No. 20 Oklahoma, the Longhorns would win their first league championship since 2009.

Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5) ended its regular season with its fifth consecutive loss under first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury.

The Red Raiders came in with the nation's top passing offense, but Texas sacked freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield seven times. Texas Tech's biggest play came on a 51-yard touchdown on a fake punt by Ryan Erxleben in the first quarter.

Mike Davis caught touchdowns of 47 and 7 yards for Texas.

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