Whether it was the offense’s milquetoast play calling or one of a variety of other reasons, the Longhorn defensive line provided the strongest performance of any position group during Saturday’s Orange-White game. Eight sacks were registered during the spring scrimmage and all but one were recorded by defensive linemen with Moro Ojomo and Jett Bush providing three apiece.
With 22 seconds remaining in the first half, the Orange squad led by quarterback Casey Thompson was looking to score. Thompson orchestrated a two-minute drill and put his team in position to extend its three-point lead ahead of halftime.
Immense expectations followed sophomores Jordan Whittington and Bijan Robinson prior to their arrival in Austin. Both turned in illustrious prep careers, with Whittington posting a standout performance in the 2018 4A state championship and Robinson rewriting the Arizona high school record books from 2017 to 2019.
Texas lefty Pete Hansen’s 92nd pitch of the game was skied to right field by Texas State pinch hitter Cameron Gibbons, and Douglas Hodo had plenty of time to settle under it for the first out of the top of the ninth inning. It was the 17th-straight Bobcat retired by Hansen, and he prepared to face the top of the Texas State order for the fourth time needing two more outs to finish a complete game three-hitter.