Case McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Texas kept its Big 12 Conference title hopes alive with a 41-16 win over Texas Tech at Austin.
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.
Mike Davis caught touchdowns of 47 and seven yards for Texas. Malcolm Brown also rushed for 128 yards for the Longhorns, who pounded out 281 yards on the ground. Anthony Fera kicked field goals of 37 and 49 yards, tying the Texas record by making 15 in a row this season.
Dak Prescott rushed for a three-yard touchdown in overtime to lead Mississippi State past Mississippi, 17-10, in the Egg Bowl at Starkville.
The Bulldogs are 6-6, 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference; the Rebels are 7-5 and 3-5.
Fox returning to work with Broncos
John Fox is returning to work Monday, less than a month after undergoing open-heart surgery, and he plans to coach the Denver Broncos in their game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 8.
What hasn’t been determined is whether Fox will coach from the sideline or the booth. The team issued a statement Thursday saying that “while no formal restrictions will be placed on his workload upon his return, he will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as his well-being remains our No. 1 priority.”
Antonio Cromartie did not practice for the second straight day because of an ailing hip, and the New York Jets cornerback’s status remains uncertain for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Calgary Flames rookie forward Sean Monahan will miss at least the next two games because of a hairline fracture in his foot and defenseman Dennis Wideman is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks because of a broken hand.
The Flames said Monahan’s status is week to week. Calgary (8-12-4) plays at the Ducks on Friday and the Kings on Sunday.
Adam Scott birdied his first six holes en route to a course-record 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open at Sydney.
Scott is attempting to join Robert Allenby as the only golfers to win all three Australian majors in the same year. Allenby won the Australian PGA, Australian Masters and Australian Open in 2005.
Majestic Stride won the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park, giving trainer Jeff Bonde his second straight victory in the race.