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Alex de la Torre surprised everyone with his game-winning touchdown catch against West Virginia.
Staring down a pivotal matchup with Oklahoma State, Texas needed to clear West Virginia on the road. It took all the Longhorns had to pull it off.
Things looked downright bleak for the Longhorns in the second half. Down 10, they had already lost both leading rusher Johnathan Gray and star defensive tackle Chris Whaley to injury. Even after battling back, the 'Horns were facing 4th-and-7 with their season on the line.
Then Case McCoy, as only he could, was able to find trusty wideout Jaxon Shipley for a nine-yard gain. The conversion set up Anthony Fera's game-tying field goal that sent the game to overtime.
From there, things only got more wild. Facing third down at the 2, McCoy dumped the ball off to seldom-used fullback Alex de la Torre for the first touchdown of his career. The Mountaineers had a chance to answer and force another extra frame, but Steve Edmond intercepted Paul Millard's pass to seal the win.
Winning the Big 12 with the erratic McCoy under center was always a long shot. But on this night, he made the Longhorn faithful believe it was his destiny.