By John Raby
The Associated Press
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Case McCoy threw a 2-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Texas linebacker Steve Edmond then intercepted West Virginia’s Paul Millard in the end zone on fourth down to give the Longhorns a 47-40 win over the Mountaineers on Saturday night.
Texas (7-2, 6-0 Big 12) maintained sole possession of first place in the conference over No. 5 Baylor.
Charles Sims ran for 96 yards and three touchdowns for West Virginia (4-6, 2-5). The Mountaineers must now win both of their remaining games at Kansas and at home against Iowa State to become bowl eligible.
It marked the second-straight shootout involving the teams. West Virginia won last year 48-45 in Austin, Texas.
McCoy threw three TD passes after halftime, including the short toss to fullback Alex De La Torre on the Longhorns’ overtime possession. It was the sophomore’s first catch of the season.
Mario Alford then ran 20 yards on West Virginia’s first play of overtime, but Millard, playing in place of the injured Clint Trickett, threw two straight incompletions before his soft pass ended up in Edmond’s hands.
McCoy finished 27 of 49 for a season-high 283 yards. His 10-yard TD toss to Jackson Shipley put the Longhorns ahead 37-33 with 8:57 remaining in the game.
On third-and-7, Millard found Alford across the middle near midfield and Alford went the rest of the way untouched with 7:39 left for the Mountaineers’ longest TD pass of the season. It was Alford’s first TD catch of the season.
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