AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results.
The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in if...
Ehlinger throws 3 TD passes, No. 12 Texas beats Rice 48-13
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman wanted to see his team put last week's loss behind them and start fast Saturday night.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU’s masterpiece, Michigan’s mess
Much was made in the offseason about two high-profile programs trying to revamp their offenses.
On Saturday, Michigan's makeover looked like a mess and LSU's like a masterpiece.
Burrow’s 4 TD passes lead LSU over Texas 45-38
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joe Burrow was nearly perfect in the second half against Texas.
He had to be.
With Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger matching him nearly blow for blow, Burrow and...
Texas-LSU will measure if Longhorns are really back
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time Texas faced an SEC opponent, the Longhorns romped and quarterback Sam Ehlinger roared: "We're back!"
Fast forward nine months and the biggest game in...
Burrow leads No. 6 LSU into Austin to play No. 9 Texas
No. 6 LSU (1-0) at No. 9 Texas (1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Ehlinger’s 4 TD passes lead No. 10 Texas over Louisiana Tech
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It took three years to get there, but Texas is finally 1-0 under coach Tom Herman.
Sam Ehlinger threw four touchdown passes and the 10th-ranked Longhorns rolled past...
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger likely to ‘crank it up a notch’
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hits came at Sam Ehlinger from just about every angle this summer.
Baker Mayfield jabbed him first. Then Terry Bradshaw landed one.
Red River rematch could happen again in Big 12 with Texas-OU
Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season...
Texas pressured to back up promise the Longhorns are ‘back’
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas had just demolished Georgia in the Sugar Bowl when quarterback Sam Ehlinger shouted to the Superdome rooftop the two words Longhorns fans until then had only been...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl...
Big 12′s 2nd day features 2 new coaches, 2 QBs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The second day of Big 12 football media days will feature two new coaches and the only two quarterbacks who are appearing at the conference's two-day kickoff...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texas junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been tabbed the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, with Oklahoma junior linebacker Kenneth Murray taking the defensive...
After 10-4 finish, Longhorns have to plug up defense
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 10-4 finish with a big win in the Sugar Bowl energized Texas football to levels not seen in years.
Now the program needs to keep it from leaking right back out through...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger compared playing college football to an unpaid internship and said he supports a bill expected to be introduced in Congress that would give...
Texas QB Shane Buechele to transfer to SMU
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas backup quarterback Shane Buechele will transfer to SMU once he graduates in May.
Buechele placed his name in the NCAA transfer database last month but didn't reveal his destination until an announcement on Twitter on Thursday .
2 QBs leaving Longhorns as transfer frenzy hits Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns.
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Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey declares for NFL draft
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Humphrey led the Longhorns with 86 catches for 1,176 yards and nine touchdowns as Texas won 10 games for the first time since 2009, including a victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.
Ehlinger’s 3 TDs lead Texas past Georgia 28-21 in Sugar Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bevo's pregame strategy was to run right at the Bulldogs.
Once the football started, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took the same approach with outstanding results.
Ehlinger ran for three touchdowns, the Texas defense largely held Georgia's offense in check, and the Longhorns earned their first 10-win season since 2009 by beating the Bulldogs 28-21 in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.
Winners of the Texas APSE HS football player of the year
Winners of the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors player of the year award:
Sugar Bowl Matchup
No. 6 Georgia (11-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 5 CFP) vs. No. 14 Texas (9-4, 7-2 Big 12, No. 15 CFP), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans
Georgia: The Bulldogs are led by running backs D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield. Swift has run for 1,037 yards and 10 touchdowns while Holyfield has been nearly as productive with 956 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns.
Texas-Oklahoma a bad blood border rivalry
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas-Oklahoma rivalry is never short on bad blood between the Big 12 border states.
Whether it's "horns down," Darrell Royal accusing Barry Switzer of spying or Brian Bosworth's critique of vomit-inducing burnt orange, a rivalry that dates to 1900 has more than its share of antics and lore. And the 114th meeting Saturday — the second this season and with the Big 12 championship at stake — is well on its way to producing its own.
No. 11 Texas beats Kansas 24-17, heads to Big 12 title game
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas made enough plays to put away Kansas.
Next up is a much bigger challenge.
Ehlinger threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, and the Longhorns beat the Jayhawks 24-17 on Friday to clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game.
No. 11 Texas faces Kansas with Big 12 title berth at stake
No. 11 Texas (8-3, 6-2 Big 12, No. 14 CFP) at Kansas (3-8, 1-7), Friday, noon EST (FS1)
Line: Texas by 15
Series record: Texas leads 14-3
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Texas can clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game by beating the Jayhawks. It's the first time the Longhorns have played a game the day after Thanksgiving outside of Texas since 1934, when they played Arkansas.
No. 13 Texas defense smothers No. 18 Iowa State 24-10
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Longhorns are on a late-season stampede toward the Big 12 title game. And given how things are unfolding around them and a sudden resurgence on defense, they like where they stand.
Now if only quarterback Sam Ehlinger's throwing shoulder will hold up.
QB Ehlginer questionable to return for Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger did not immediately return to the game against Iowa State after halftime and the team said his return was questionable.
Ehlinger took a hard hit on his right shoulder on a run in the final seconds of the first half. He came off the field with his right arm hanging down as Texas kicked a field goal for a 17-3 lead.
Ehlinger sprained his throwing shoulder in a win against Baylor earlier in the season and had to leave that game in the first quarter.
4 Big 12 contenders, 4 QBs accustomed to winning
Four teams fighting for two spots in the Big 12 championship game are led by quarterbacks who've proven they can take over a game.
Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, West Virginia's Will Grier, Iowa State's Brock Purdy and Sam Ehlinger of Texas have been impressive and could determine which teams makes it to the Dec. 1 title game in Arlington, Texas.
Texas making late drives to win games
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Game after game, Sam Ehlinger and the Texas offense keep putting together game-clinching or game-winning drives.
The latest came this past weekend with Ehlinger's touchdown pass to Lil'Jordan Humphrey with 29 seconds left to beat Texas Tech.
Before that was the drive for the game-winning field goal against Oklahoma. There was a drive to run out the clock in a close win over Kansas State. And even a win over Tulsa required a fourth-quarter touchdown drive to kill a rally.
Ehlinger’s 4th TD lifts No. 15 Texas to 41-34 win at Tech
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger had gotten No. 15 Texas down the field with some nifty runs. The sophomore quarterback then took a shot at the end zone — and got the winning pass.
Lil'Jordan Humphrey outleaped a defender inside the 5 and then pulled him along to the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left, giving the Longhorns a 41-34 victory over Texas Tech after blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter.
No. 6 Texas takes 6-game winning streak to Oklahoma State
No. 6 Texas (6-1, 4-0 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-3), 8 p.m. ET (ABC)
Test confirms sprained shoulder for Texas QB Ehlinger
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Follow-up tests Sunday confirmed Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has a sprained throwing shoulder.
Ehlinger left the Longhorns' 23-17 win over Baylor on Saturday on Texas' first possession of the game and did not return. He had taken a couple of hits on runs on the Longhorns' opening drive. Shane Buechele passed for 184 yards and a touchdown to lead Texas to the win.
Ehlinger injured, but No. 9 Texas survives Baylor 23-17
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is bowl eligible in mid-October for the first time in a long time.
It took some tense moments to get there Saturday and there will some anxious days waiting for news on quarterback Sam Ehlinger's sprained throwing shoulder.
Shane Buechele came on for Ehlinger early in the first quarter and the No. 9 Longhorns had to hold on late for a 23-17 victory over Baylor that wasn't secure until the Bears' final pass sailed through the back of the end zone as time expired.
Texas QB Ehlinger leaves game with shoulder injury
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger left Saturday's game against Baylor early in the first quarter with an injury to his throwing shoulder and did not return.
Ehlinger ran for three touchdowns and passed for two scores in the No. 9 Longhorns' win over Oklahoma last week. He ran twice on Texas' opening drive against Baylor before game officials forced him to the sideline because of blood. He was handed a towel for his right hand as he went to the sideline.
Hook ’em: No. 19 Texas beats No. 7 Oklahoma 48-45 on late FG
DALLAS (AP) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger flashed the "Hook 'Em Horns" sign to the ecstatic burnt orange end of the stadium after his third rushing touchdown, and soon after that threw his second scoring pass.
A year after briefly putting the Longhorns ahead late in their Red River rivalry game against Oklahoma when he started as a freshman, Ehlinger had Texas ahead by three touchdowns going to the fourth quarter Saturday.
Steady QB Sam Ehlinger leading Texas offense, Sooners loom
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — To see the progress by No.19 Texas, look no further than quarterback Sam Ehlinger.
The Longhorns (4-1, 2-0) finally look like a Big 12 contender again and the sophomore quarterback is quietly putting together the kind of season that can earn a place in the school record book. He wins games, too.
Texas hold off Kansas State 19-14 to snap road skid
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman talked with one of his predecessors, Mack Brown, just as he does every week, and the old Longhorns coach warned him about playing Kansas State in Manhattan.
They're a different team on the road, Brown said. They play with more energy, channeling the will of the crowd, and the team that was trounced by West Virginia last week wouldn't show up Saturday.
"It was very much the way we told our players it would be," Herman said.
Texas assistant Tim Beck hospitalized with infection
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck has been hospitalized to treat an infection and will miss the No. 18 Longhorns' game Saturday at Kansas State.
Head athletic trainer Anthony Pass said Friday that Beck should return to the team Sunday. No further details were provided. The Longhorns (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) have lost their last five games in Manhattan, Kansas, and haven't won there since 2002.
No. 18 Texas tries to keep rolling at Kansas State
No. 18 Texas (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) at Kansas State (2-2, 0-1), 3:30 p.m. ET (FS1).
Line: Texas by 9 ½.
Series record: Kansas State leads 10-8.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Longhorns crashed back into the Top 25 this week after dismantling TCU in their Big 12 opener. But keeping their momentum going against Kansas State, which is still smarting from a lopsided loss at West Virginia, figures to be a tough task. Texas has lost five consecutive games played in Manhattan.
Texas ends 4-year skid against No. 17 TCU 31-16
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas ended four years of humiliation at the hands of TCU and put the rest of the Big 12 on notice: Yes, these Longhorns may indeed be back among the conference title contenders.
With two straight wins over ranked opponents — including Saturday's emphatic 31-16 victory over the No. 17 Horned Frogs — it's probably OK to say that now.
Ehlinger’s 2 TD passes lead Texas over No. 22 USC 37-14
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cheers of "Texas Fight!" had likely never sounded louder, and the postgame singing of the "Eyes of Texas" had never sounded sweeter.
At least not for Texas coach Tom Herman and this group of Longhorns.
Texas gave Herman his biggest win in burnt orange and got one of the program's biggest victories in years Saturday night, a 37-14 romp over No. 22 Southern California that saw Texas rally early, dominate late and smother the Trojans after the first quarter.
Ehlinger leads Texas to grinding win over Tulsa 28-21
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Their lead and momentum nearly gone, Texas turned to the arm and legs of sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger to avoid a potentially crushing home loss.
Ehlinger, who had already run for a touchdown and thrown for another in the first half, engineered a 13-play drive to a fourth quarter score that proved to be the game winner in a grinding 28-21 win over Tulsa Saturday night
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown was livid after his dismal performance at the NFL scouting combine and its aftermath.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, media and family members were among those who criticized him after one of the worst combine performances ever. Brown said one fan sent an unflattering message in German that he had to have translated to read.
Winners of the Texas AP HS football player of the year
Winners of the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors player of the year award:
Ehlinger leads Texas over No. 24 WVU 28-14; Grier injured
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sam Ehlinger helped Texas get that elusive win over a ranked opponent.
Ehlinger threw two touchdown passes and the Longhorns became bowl eligible under first-year coach Tom Herman with a 28-14 win over No. 24 West Virginia on Saturday in a game in which the Mountaineers lost quarterback Will Grier to injury.
Texas tries to become bowl eligible at No. 24 West Virginia
Texas (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) at No. 24 West Virginia (7-3, 5-2), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Line: West Virginia by 3½.
Series record: West Virginia leads 4-2
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Texas needs a win in its final two games to become bowl eligible under first-year coach Tom Herman. The Mountaineers hold onto slim hopes of advancing to the Big 12 championship game but have to win their final two games and get losses by both TCU and Oklahoma State.
Texas’ Herman, Baylor’s Rhule in similar post-AAC situations
WACO, Texas (AP) — The last two coaches to win American Athletic Conference championship are now in their first season trying to rebuild a pair of Big 12 programs.
Tom Herman and Matt Rhule are still in the early stages of their new jobs, and go head-to-head again when Texas (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) plays Saturday at Baylor (0-7, 0-4).
Texas QB Ehlinger in concussion protocol, unsure for Baylor
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is in a concussion protocol and will be evaluated over several days to see if he can play this week against winless Baylor.
Bill Haisten: On the big stage at Texas, Mason Rudolph has to be better than before
In advance of a football game, there is the study of personnel, statistics and trends.
And then there is a glance at the forecast: In Austin on Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain before and during the 11 a.m. Oklahoma State-Texas game.
When the turf and football are wet, stats and trends might not mean as much. Team records might not mean as much.