LUBBOCK, Texas -- Garrett Gilbert threw for two touchdowns and 227 yards to lead No. 6 Texas past Texas Tech 24-14 in a sloppy victory for the Longhorns on Saturday night.
Texas put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter after draining more than nine minutes off the clock. The 22-play drive included a risky and successful fake punt on fourth-and-1 on its own 29.
Gilbert threw a 1-yard pass to Barrett Matthews to give the Horns a 24-14 lead. Gilbert finished 21 of 36 with three interceptions
The game included seven turnovers, four by the Longhorns (3-0, 1-0) and three by the Red Raiders (2-1, 0-1).
Texas got a field goal and a touchdown off two Texas Tech turnovers. Red Raiders cornerback Jarvis Phillips intercepted Gilbert twice and returned one 87 yards for a score.
Taylor Potts finished 21 of 35 for 159 yards and two interceptions for Tech.