AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns don’t have a losing record against any Big 12 Conference opponent anymore.

The Texas Longhorns evened the all-time series with West Virginia at 6-6 with a 38-20 win Saturday at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.

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Quarterback Hudson Card threw for 303 yards on 21 of 27 passing and three touchdowns to lead an efficient Longhorns offense. Texas averaged 7.5 yards per play overall, and in the first half, ran just 32 plays to score 28 points and take a 28-7 lead after two quarters.

“I loved the way we played after coming back from a tough loss,” Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian said. “It’s never easy to get back on the horse and start riding again when you fall off, and last week we clearly did. But our guys really responded and it showed a great deal of perseverance and resiliency.”

The Longhorns let a two-touchdown lead slip away last week in a 37-34 overtime loss to Texas Tech, so Sarkisian was certainly pleased by the team’s effort and execution against the Mountaineers.

Defensively, the Longhorns were terrific against the run. West Virginia rushed for 61 yards and averaged just four yards per play and two yards per rush. For the Mountaineers, quarterback JT Daniels threw for 253 yards on 29 of 48 passing with a touchdown.

Although the result was much different from last week’s loss at Texas Tech, West Virginia followed somewhat the same path the Red Raiders did against the Longhorns. West Virginia ran 78 plays to Texas’ 60 and was able to convert on three of five fourth-down attempts, but the Longhorns had all its touchdown drives take 3:13 or less.

The longest drive of the game for West Virginia, an 18-play, 65-yard drive that took 7:31 off the clock, ended with a fourth-quarter touchdown, but it took so long and the Mountaineers were down so much, it actually worked in the Longhorns’ favor having the defense on the field for so long since it took so much time off the clock.

All of West Virginia’s scoring drives were 13 plays or longer, but the Longhorns forced punts on four drives and stuffed them on fourth down twice to get the ball back.

“When the game was in question, we were making critical stops and setting up the offense with good field position,” Sarkisian said. “All in all, really proud of our team.”

Texas running back Bijan Robinson finished with 101 rushing yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. He closed it out with 42 rushing yards on six carries during the game’s final drive. He scored on a 1-yard run on the first play of the second quarter.

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy had a big game with seven catches for 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns. HE hauled in a 44-yard score off a tipped pass that Card underthrew, but the West Virginia defender couldn’t hang on to the ball and Worthy laid out to bring it in.

Worthy also threw a touchdown pass on a double pass at the end of the first quarter. Card took the snap from under center and fired a lateral to Worthy out wide, and then tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders slipped behind the Mountaineers’ defense, and Worthy lobbed it over the top for a 33-yard touchdown.

Sanders had a breakout game with five catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns.

West Virginia running back CJ Donaldson left the field on a backboard with his head and neck stabilized after he took a hit in the third quarter. Medical staff rushed out to care for him immediately, and the cart was brought in by medics to get him off the field and quickly to a hospital.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with him,” Sarkisian said when he began his postgame press conference. “Our sport is our sport, and when players get injured, I thought both teams handled it well. We pray that he gets healthy and our medical staff will take care of him.”

Just before 11 p.m. after the game, Mountaineers coach Neal Brown issued a statement saying Donaldson was cleared to travel home with the team.

“Credit to the WVU and UT medical teams for their outstanding care,” the statement said.

Texas (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) heads to the Cotton Bowl next week for the Red River Showdown with the No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners. TCU hammered the Sooners 55-24 on Saturday, dropping Texas’ most bitter rival to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12.

West Virginia (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) takes on Baylor in a rare Thursday night game Oct. 13 in Morgantown.

Game log

FINAL: Longhorns 38, Mountaineers 20. Texas gets its first Big 12 win of the year behind a big day from Hudson Card (303 yds, 3 TDs) and the defense (61 rushing yards allowed, 4 yds/play allowed)

4:25 4Q: WVU hits the onside kick just about as perfect as can be and had a couple of guys around it, but somehow the Longhorns fall on it. Texas takes over on its own 36 with 4:25 left.

4:31 4Q: WVU’s Justin Johnson gets a nice block on the edge and runs it in from 4 yards out. 2-point conversion no good. 14 plays, 75 yards, 5:51. Longhorns 38, Mountaineers 20

10:22 4Q: Bert Auburn lines a 45-yard kick through the uprights. 10 plays, 48 yards, 4:34. Longhorns 38, Mountaineers 14

14:56 4Q: Tony Mathis finishes the drive for WVU with a 1-yard TD run. PAT is partially blocked but had enough on it and is good. 18 plays, 65 yards, 7:31. Longhorns 35, Mountaineers 14

End 3Q: Longhorns 35, Mountaineers 7. D’Shawn Jamison picks up a personal foul penalty after the final play of the quarter. WVU will have it 1st and goal from the 1-yard line to start the fourth. WVU is currently on a 16-play, 64-yard drive that’s chewed up more than seven minutes. Not ideal when you’re down 28 points, so in that respect it’s working in the Longhorns’ favor.

6:25 3Q: West Virginia’s CJ Donaldson is injured on the field and medics have a backboard out. Both sidelines are on a knee and the 100K+ fans are quiet. Hopefully he ends up being OK

11:13 3Q: JT Daniels doesn’t put enough on the 4th-and-14 pass and Texas takes over on its 34-yard line, up 35-7. Daniels now 15-29 for 174 yards for WVU.

13:03 3Q: When it’s going your way, it’s going your way. Card underthrows a pass to the end zone and it’s tipped by a West Virginia defender, but Worthy dives and grabs it for a 44-yard TD pass. PAT good. 5 plays, 70 yards, 1:51. Longhorns 35, Mountaineers 7

Halftime: Longhorns 28, Mountaineers 7. WVU gained a little more than half of its total yards on their last drive. Card had a great first half with 223 yards on 13 of 17 passing.

0:13 2Q: West Virginia finally gets on the board on a Daniels pass to Kaden Prather for 8 yards. PAT good. 13 plays, 83 yards, 4:04. Longhorns 28, Mountaineers 7

1:43 2Q: WVU QB JT Daniels fires a 4th-and-10 pass over the middle and it finds Sam James for a 21-yard gain. Shades of Texas Tech right there …

2:23 2Q: Byron Murphy wraps up WVU’s Tony Mathis in the backfield for a 4-yard loss, making it 4th-and-10 for the Mountaineers from the Texas 41. They lined up to go for it but then called a timeout.

4:22 2Q: Card to Sanders for a 13-yard TD pass over the middle. Nobody was around Sanders when he caught it in the back of the end zone. Nobody. PAT good. 6 plays, 87 yards, 3:13. Longhorns 28, Mountaineers 0

5:30 2Q: Following a WVU personal foul, Card launches one deep for Worthy and he comes down with it. It’s a 45-yard gain down to the WVU 12.

7:35 2Q: West Virginia punts again after D’Shawn Jamison makes a terrific play to break up a pass intended for Bryce Ford-Wheaton. Texas takes over on its own 13-yard line.

11:54 2Q: Texas lines up with a full house backfield and Bijan Robinson punches it in from the 1-yard line after a DPI two plays earlier on WVU. PAT good. 6 plays, 71 yards, 2:14. Longhorns 21, Mountaineers 0

12:33 2Q: Pass interference on West Virginia in the end zone moves the ball to the 2-yard line for the Longhorns.

End 1Q: Longhorns 14, Mountaineers 0. Hudson Card off to a hot start with 96 yards on 7 of 9 passing and Ja’Tavion Sanders has three catches for 55 yards and a score.

0:34 1Q: Longhorns get into the bag of tricks, and the double pass Card-to-Worthy-to-Sanders goes for a 33-yard TD. 6 plays, 74 yards, 2:22. Longhorns 14, Mountaineers 0

6:08 1Q: Card finds Xavier Worthy in the corner for a 15-yard TD. Card took a shot right as he let go of the pass. PAT good. 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:08. Longhorns 7, Mountaineers 0

9:16 1Q: West Virginia goes for it on 4th-and-2 from the Texas and the pass is broken up. Texas takes over on down.

10:40 1Q: Card throws for 11 yards on the 1st play of the drive, but ends up losing 11 yards on a sack two plays later and the Horns punt from their own end zone. WVU takes over on the Texas 48.

12:32 1Q: West Virginia gets a first down on their opening drive, but it stalls and they have to punt. Texas takes over on its own 17-yard line to begin its first drive of the ballgame.

15:00 1Q: West Virginia wins the coin toss and they elect to receive the opening kickoff. Here we go!