Cornelius completed 23 of 34 passes on the night, overcoming recent criticism that he has received for his team's struggles this season. Although, the Cowboys did record their fourth straight win over the Longhorns, and seventh in their past nine meetings, as they led by as many as 17 at halftime on the night.
Texas did get quarterback Sam Ehlinger back from a shoulder injury after he missed last week's win over Kansas State. Ehlinger showed some rust in the first half, but did get it going after halftime. The quarterback completed 17 of 27 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the second half alone, while also rushing for 47 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
The Longhorns' fourth-quarter rally was cut short after Tre Watson scored from a yard out with 1:46 to play. Texas did attempt the onside kick, which was recovered by Dillon Stoner for Oklahoma State. Cornelius would then run for a first down on third-and-eight to allow his team to run out the rest of the clock.
Oklahoma State improved to 5-3 overall this season as they move on to visit the struggling Baylor Bears. Meanwhile, the Longhorns will hope to avenge their second loss when they play host to a very good West Virginia Mountaineers team next week.