Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger grew up with dreams of being under center for the Longhorns at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium. He first accomplished that dream on September 9, 2017 when he made his first career appearance versus San Jose State, and has lived that dream ever since.
AUSTIN, TX -- The game began and ended the same way; with Bijan Robinson. With a career-high 113 yards on 12 carries (9.4 ypc), Robinson paced the Longhorns offensive attack in defeating West Virginia, 17-13 from DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
A recurring theme is now evident in Texas’ conference games. The Longhorns sputter on offense with a big play here or there and limited production in the run game, while the defense gives up just enough to where the Longhorns need to mount a comeback in the late stages of a game. Texas’ corresponding efforts in the final stretch of conference games is based on spread passing and lucky bounces.
LUBBOCK -- With 3:13 left in the game, Texas was down 56-41 after a 75-yard scoring run from Texas Tech’s SaRodorick Thompson. That jaunt seemed like the dagger, yet another Red Raider score resulting from Longhorn lapses in basic football fundamentals.
Texas safety Caden Sterns comes from a football family. One older brother, Jordan, played at Oklahoma State and spent time in the NFL. Another older brother, Jamison, played at West Texas A&M.