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Inside the numbers: Sam Ehlinger’s development key to Texas success

Inside the numbers: Sam Ehlinger’s development key to Texas success

The sophomore quarterback moved the offense efficiently to stay on the field. Heading into the game against TCU Horned Frogs, the biggest question was whether or not the Texas Longhorns could keep up with their opponent in their conference opener. After beating the Horned Frogs in convincing fashion, the question now becomes how good can this Texas team truly be? As Texas tries to prove that is has in fact turned a corner and is on its way back to prominence, several trends have emerged over the last three wins for the Longhorns. Sam Ehlinger: 22-32, 255 yards, two touchdowns Sophomore...
SportsDay Sep 22, 2018

Texas finally cracks the code against TCU

AUSTIN -- Sam Ehlinger passed for two touchdowns and ran for a score, all in the second half, and Texas ended a four-game losing streak to No. 17 TCU with a 31-16 victory Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams.Texas (3-1) had been outscored 153-33 the last four years by TCU and trailed 16-10 before the defense forced three turnovers by quarterback Shawn Robinson in the third quarter.A fumble recovery set up a diving touchdown catch by Collin Johnson and an interception return by freshman safety Caden Sterns to the TCU 2 set up Ehlinger's scoring run one play later. Ehlinger's 38-yard...
SportsDay Sep 22, 2018

Caden Sterns' hot start to college career continues as Texas takes down TCU

AUSTIN - Texas freshman safety Caden Sterns continued the fast start to his college career Saturday against TCU. Sterns had two big momentum-turning interceptions. He perfectly read a halfback option in the second quarter to pick off KaVontae Turpin. Then Sterns intercepted a Shawn Robinson pass late in the third quarter and returned it to the TCU 2, setting up a Sam Ehlinger touchdown run. In Texas' previous game, Sterns had blocked a USC field goal, which Anthony Wheeler returned for a touchdown. Sam catches Colt: Ehlinger became the first Texas quarterback since Colt McCoy in 2008 to pass...
SportsDay Sep 22, 2018

5 takeaways from Texas' 31-16 win over No. 17 TCU: Longhorns snap four-game losing skid to Horned Frogs

AUSTIN -- The Longhorns came from behind and stormed past No. 17 TCU on Saturday, 31-16.Here are five takeaways from Saturday's game:1. Sam Ehlinger and Collin Johnson have a daySophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger continued to impress on Saturday afternoon with both his arm and legs, and he developed a good connection early and often with junior wide receiver Collin Johnson.Johnson already had four catches for 78 yards through two quarters of play. He dove in the end zone to haul in a 31-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, all after Ehlinger was drilled in the pocket.Ehlinger played...
Hookem.com Sep 22, 2018
WATCH: Lil’Jordan Humphrey hauls in 38-yard TD to seal Texas win over TCU

WATCH: Lil’Jordan Humphrey hauls in 38-yard TD to seal Texas win over TCU

What Collin Johnson started, Lil’Jordan Humphrey finished Saturday for Texas against TCU. The Longhorns junior blew past several defenders and stiff-armed a Horned Frog on his way into the end zone late in the fourth quarter. His 38-yard score sealed victory for Texas over No. 17-ranked TCU. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger did a nice job buying […]
Hookem.com Sep 22, 2018
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger moves past his high school coach in UT’s history books

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger moves past his high school coach in UT’s history books

Todd Dodge once predicted that Sam Ehlinger would be a better quarterback at Texas than he was. Statistically-speaking, it only took Ehlinger until the fourth game of his sophomore season to back up those words. With an eight-yard pass to Tre Watson in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against TCU, Ehlinger moved into 15th […]
Hookem.com Sep 22, 2018
It’s halftime, and a late TCU touchdown has Texas trailing, 13-10

It’s halftime, and a late TCU touchdown has Texas trailing, 13-10

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which is a 3-point underdog today, is trailing No. 17 TCU 13-10. Sam Ehlinger looks good. Collin Johnson has been active. The offensive line has looked really solid on pass protection. The defense has looked close to its 2017 form, more than holding its own against a TCU offense […]
Burnt Orange Nation Sep 21, 2018
Why Texas QB Shane Buechele hasn’t played yet this season

Why Texas QB Shane Buechele hasn’t played yet this season

In a marked change from past seasons, the biggest quarterback controversy in Austin is about garbage-time snaps. Aside from an arguably ill-advised mustache sported in the season opener, Texas Longhorns junior quarterback Shane Buechele has largely been out of the spotlight as sophomore Sam Ehlinger has started all three games. In the process, Ehlinger became the first quarterback since Colt McCoy in 2008 to go consecutive games with two or more touchdown passes and a touchdown run in each contest. As a result, there’s a rare lack of controversy surrounding the position outside of the...
Burnt Orange Nation Sep 21, 2018
How to watch Texas vs. TCU: Game time, TV, live streaming, and more

How to watch Texas vs. TCU: Game time, TV, live streaming, and more

Everything the burnt orange nation needs to know to follow along as the Longhorns take on the Horned Frogs. The Texas Longhorns have stated all season that their primary goal is to compete for a Big 12 championship, and that journey starts this week against the TCU Horned Frogs. This game may come down to which sophomore quarterback is able to turn in a better performance, Texas’s Sam Ehlinger or TCU’s Shawn Robinson. Ehlinger struggled with consistency a year ago, but may have solved the problem, turning in three 200-yard, two-touchdown performances through three games. TCU’s Shawn...
Burnt Orange Nation Sep 19, 2018
Sam Ehlinger’s performance vs. USC was more efficient than raw numbers reveal

Sam Ehlinger’s performance vs. USC was more efficient than raw numbers reveal

Sam Ehlinger finished 15-33 vs USC, but his performance was far more noteworthy than the stat sheet may say it was. On arguably the biggest stage of his career, surrounded by a record crowd of 103,000-plus in what ultimately became a 37-14 win over the No. 22 USC Trojans, Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger completed a mere 45.5 percent of his pass attempts. On paper, Ehlinger’s 15-33 effort now stands as the worst completion percentage of his young tenure at Texas. Raw numbers don’t always portray an accurate picture, though, and that proved to be especially true throughout...
Burnt Orange Nation Sep 19, 2018
The Longhorn Republic celebrates USC and preps for TCU

The Longhorn Republic celebrates USC and preps for TCU

After taking down the Trojans, the Longhorns prepare to host TCU to kick off Big 12 play A cautious optimism gave way to a complete takedown of the USC Trojans, so Kyle and Gearld take a few minutes to celebrate what went right for the Texas Longhorns (4:24). They discuss the evolution of Sam Ehlinger’s game, what Cameron Dicker’s development means to the team, and fawn a bit over Caden Sterns and Anthony Wheeler. Texas hosted 60 recruits for the big matchup against USC, which means it’s time for a recruiting breakdown with Cody Daniel. Cody talks about what new committment Derrian...
Burnt Orange Nation Sep 17, 2018
Texas WR Joshua Moore dedicates first TD catch to his late brother

Texas WR Joshua Moore dedicates first TD catch to his late brother

The freshman had to overcome the suicide of his older brother to get where he is now. When Texas Longhorns freshman wide receiver Joshua Moore stretched his arms in the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger early in the third quarter against the USC Trojans to extend a two-point lead, he was focused on the football, but still carrying a scar that he says will never heal. That’s because his older brother, Quintin, committed suicide more than five years ago. So on Monday, it was hardly a surprise to see that Moore dedicated the first touchdown of his...
SportsDay Sep 15, 2018

This was the major break the Longhorns caught in the first half against USC

AUSTIN -- Texas may have gotten a break after quarterback Sam Ehlinger was sacked just outside the end zone in the second quarter. Officials ruled that he had stretched the ball out to the one before he was down. Replay appeared to show Ehlinger down with the ball in the end zone. But official review let the call on the field stand.-- USC standout linebacker Porter Gustin was ejected for targeting Ehlinger in the third quarter following a roughing-the-passer penalty. While Gustin was a beast with seven tackles and two sacks, his hands-to-face penalty late in the first half moved Texas into...
Hookem.com Sep 15, 2018
WATCH: Sam Ehlinger hits freshman Joshua Moore for 27-yard TD pass push lead to 23-14

WATCH: Sam Ehlinger hits freshman Joshua Moore for 27-yard TD pass push lead to 23-14

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger hit freshman wide receiver Joshua Moore in the seam deep in the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown to push Texas’ lead over USC to 23-14 with 10:45 left in the third quarter. Ehlinger is now 12-23 passing with 179 yards and two touchdowns. WATCH: Sam Ehlinger hooks up with Lil’Jordan […]
SportsDay Sep 15, 2018
WATCH: Texas WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey races to house for 47-yard TD against USC

WATCH: Texas WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey races to house for 47-yard TD against USC

AUSTIN -- After his big performance last week against Tulsa, Texas junior wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey already asserted his will early in the Longhorns' home showdown with No. 22 USC on Saturday night.On a critical 3rd and four early in the second quarter, with the Longhorns trailing 14-3, sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger hit Humphrey in the flat, then the Southlake Carroll wideout shook out of a tackle and raced to the house for a 47-yard touchdown.It was a much-needed momentum boost for Texas that lifted a quiet Longhorn crowd back to life. The Longhorns trail USC 14-13 midway...

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    Inside the numbers: Sam Ehlinger’s development key to Texas success

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    Collin Johnson

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    Why Texas QB Shane Buechele hasn’t played yet this season

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