Buechele sets career marks as unbeaten SMU tops Temple 45-21
DALLAS (AP) — SMU's improbable season remains perfect thanks to an aerial game that eliminated some of the high anxiety last seen when the Mustangs took the field.
No. 19 SMU going for 1st 7-0 start since ’82 against Temple
Temple (5-1, 2-0 AAC) at No. 19 SMU (6-0, 2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
No. 19 SMU undefeated with Buechele and others who came home
DALLAS (AP) — Shane Buechele is having the kind of season so many envisioned after the quarterback started all 12 games as a true freshman in the Big 12 Conference three years ago.
No. 24 SMU rallies for 3-OT win in 1st ranked game since ’86
DALLAS (AP) — Not since the Pony Express days with Eric Dickerson and Craig James has SMU been undefeated this deep into a season.
Ranked for the first time in 33 years, the No. 24 Mustangs...
SMU transfers into Top 25 for 1st ranked game since 1986
DALLAS (AP) — SMU quarterback Shane Buechele and leading tackler Richard McBryde were on Top 25 teams before joining the Mustangs this season.
SMU goes to 5-0, routs South Florida in AAC opener, 48-21
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Xavier Jones ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and Shane Buechele threw three second-quarter touchdown passes as SMU rolled to a 41-0 lead early in the second half and held...
Pony Up: SMU beats No. 25 TCU 41-38, 1st 4-0 start since ’84
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — While SMU coach Sonny Dykes and new quarterback Shane Buechele are focused on this season, they do understand the historical context of a win over longtime rival TCU that...
Buechele, McDaniel help SMU run past Texas State 47-17
DALLAS (AP) — Shane Buechele threw for two touchdowns and TJ McDaniel rushed for 159 yards and three scores as SMU sprinted to a 47-17 victory over Texas State on Saturday evening.
Buechele by air, Jones on ground, SMU stomps N. Texas 49-27
DALLAS (AP) — Shane Buechele threw three touchdowns, Xavier Jones ran for three scores and SMU was never threatened in its 49-27 home-opening win over North Texas on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas QB Buechele to have surgery on torn hip muscle
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will undergo surgery for a torn muscle in his hip and abdomen area but should return in time for spring practice in March.
Buechele was the full-time starter as a freshman in 2016 then split starts with freshman Shane Ehlinger in 2017. Buechele started the Longhorns' win over Missouri in the Texas Bowl.
Mizzou vs.Texas: Five questions
In what would be his final college game if he enters the NFL draft, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock can enhance his stock with a strong outing against a talented, though depleted, Texas defense. The Longhorns faced a Murderer’s Row of quarterbacks earlier this year — USC’s Sam Darnold, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph — and limited the latter two passers to two of their least productive games of the season. Whether he returns to Mizzou or turns pro, Lock can add to his record-breaking season and continue to close ground on Chase Daniel for some of MU’s vaunted passing records. Lock has thrown at least three touchdown passes in eight consecutive games heading into Wednesday’s bowl game.
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 uses huge first quarter to exact revenge from Kansas
AUSTIN - Revenge is not the purest motivator. Nor is it the most stable. Playing with that kind of raw emotion can leave the mind clouded and body burnt out. But when channeled properly it can make a fine, if ephemeral and highly combustible, fuel.
Texas (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) might have burnt out too soon Saturday night, but its opening salvo proved enough to down error-prone Kansas (1-9, 0-7), 42-27, at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
Buechele runs, throws for touchdowns in Texas’ 38-7 win
WACO, Texas (AP) — With an early start time Saturday on the road against a winless Baylor team, Texas coach Tom Herman had every right to think his team might sleepwalk through this game.
As it turned out, the Longhorns woke up in plenty of time, and Shane Buechele threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead Texas to a 38-7 victory.
No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas
2:30 p.m. Saturday
Last game: Texas beat Kansas State 40-34 in double overtime at home, giving Texas a 2-0 start in Big 12 play for only the second time this decade. Sam Ehlinger replaced Shane Buechele at quarterback and finished 30-of-50 for 380 yards, plus 107 rushing yards on 20 carries.
AUSTIN — Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando expected a “four-quarter war” against Kansas State at Royal-Memorial Stadium. In fact, he wanted it. And few active coaches could devise a fiercer test than Bill Snyder.
Orlando got the adversity he desired and UT (3-2, 2-0) got the outcome it needed, downing the Wildcats (3-1, 1-1) in double overtime,40-34.
Texas holds off Iowa State 17-7 to open Big 12 play
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State was supposed to be better. Texas was supposed to be vulnerable.
In the end, neither team looked like they were ready to compete for a Big 12 title on Thursday night — but it was the Longhorns who survived the conference opener.
Shane Buechele threw for 171 yards and a score, and Texas beat Iowa State 17-7.
Texas not set on starting QB for trip to No. 4 Southern Cal
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman has his first win at Texas and now faces a quandary that has dogged Longhorns coaches before him: who to start at quarterback.
Texas (1-1) heads to No. 4 Southern California (2-0) this week with Herman evaluating whether regular starter Shane Buechele will be well enough to play or if freshman Sam Ehlinger, who won his college debut last week, should start.
PICK SIX: Longhorns are among teams facing QB quandaries
Nothing raises the antennas of college football fans more than uncertainty at the quarterback position, and there's plenty of that at about a half-dozen Power Five schools after the second week of the season.
The most high-profile situation is Texas, which visits No. 4 Southern California this week. The Longhorns don't have an all-out controversy, mind you, but first-year coach Tom Herman does have a quandary.
Warren and Ehlinger lead Texas 56-0 win over San Jose State
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kickoff was still more than two hours away when Texas freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger sent a message to the masses: he was ready.
"Here we go," Ehlinger tweeted before taking the field for his first college start, a 56-0 rout of San Jose State on Saturday.
Texas QB Buechele a game-day decision with sore shoulder
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas starting quarterback Shane Buechele did not throw in practice again Thursday because of a bruised shoulder and coach Tom Herman says his status against San Jose State will be a game-day decision.
Buechele is 5-8 in his career as a starter. He threw for 375 yards and two touchdowns last week in a season-opening loss to Maryland. He finished the game but hasn't thrown in practice since.
Texas QB Buechele has bruised throwing shoulder
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas starting quarterback Shane Buechele bruised his throwing shoulder in a season-opening loss to Maryland and will be held out of practice part of this week.
Buechele passed for 375 yards and finished the game in the 51-41 loss. Coach Tom Herman says Buechele doesn't know when he got hurt but was very sore after the game.
Texas quarterback Shane Buechele had himself a big opener.
Unfortunately for the Long Horns, it wasn't big enough.
Buechele listed No. 1 QB for No. 23 Texas as opener looms
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No. 23 Texas appears set to start sophomore Shane Buechele at quarterback in the season opener against Maryland.
Buechele was listed as the No. 1 on Monday's depth chart ahead of freshman Sam Ehlinger. Buechele started 12 games last season and set a Texas freshman passing record of nearly 3,000 yards.
Coach Tom Herman has tried to keep the pressure on Buechele in training camp and said he could lose the job if he doesn't practice well this week.
Texas gets 1st road win, downs Texas Tech 45-37
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — After three road losses this season, the Longhorns finally got a win away from Austin to keep their bowl hopes alive
Texas coach Charlie Strong gave his offense high marks for its 658 total yards, especially D'Onta Foreman, who had career highs with three touchdowns and 341 yards, and Shane Buechele, who threw for two touchdowns to lead the Longhorns over Texas Tech 45-37 on Saturday.
Texas gets 1st road win, downs Texas Tech 45-37
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — D'Onta Foreman had career highs with three touchdowns and 341 yards, and Shane Buechele threw for two touchdowns to lead Texas over Texas Tech 45-37 on Saturday.
It was Foreman's 10th straight game with more than 100 yards rushing.
He almost had a fourth rushing touchdown for Texas (5-4, 3-3 Big 12), but had the ball stripped from him near the goal line, which was returned for a Red Raiders touchdown.
Griffey Jr. among MLB dads of sons playing college football
Ken Griffey Jr. has a different game to watch during the World Series.
The newly inducted member of the Baseball Hall of Fame can certainly be forgiven for having his attention elsewhere Saturday night. His son is a starting receiver for the Arizona Wildcats.
Junior's son Trey isn't the only Pac-12 receiver whose dad played Major League Baseball. And there are three starting quarterbacks in the Big 12 Conference who are the sons of former MLB players.
K-State, Texas meet for old-school, ground-based game
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 has developed a reputation over the years for high-flying offenses, mainly because of the pass-happy exploits of teams like Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.
Kansas State and Texas are bucking the trend.
The two teams meet Saturday in what can only be described as an old-school matchup between teams that take pride in pounding the football. The Wildcats average more than 175 yards rushing per game and the Longhorns (3-3, 1-2 Big 12) nearly 240.
Buechele’s TD passes send Texas over Iowa State 27-6
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a month of losing on the road, Texas desperately needed something good to happen at home. For the players, and for head coach Charlie Strong.
They got it in a rough-around-the-edges 27-6 win over Iowa State on Saturday night behind a big third quarter and a defense that finally showed some life.
When/where: 9:30 p.m. Saturday; Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.
TV/radio: ESPN; 740 AM.
Key players: Texas – QB Shane Buechele, RB D'Onta Foreman, LB Malik Jefferson; Cal – QB Davis Webb, WR Chad Hansen, DE Cameron Saffle.
Buechele shines again, No. 11 Texas beats UTEP 41-7
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman quarterback Shane Buechele passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns and No. 11 Texas backed up its first national ranking since 2013 with a 41-7 victory over UTEP on Saturday night.
Buechele also showed some skills running the zone read option, giving the Longhorns (2-0) another wrinkle in their new offense.
After OT stunner, No. 11 Texas wants to be steady vs UTEP
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas started the season with a stunner. The Longhorns unveiled their new offense, found their quarterback(s) and eased some of the pressure on coach Charlie Strong.
They also leaped back into the Top 25 for the first time in three years following the overtime win against Notre Dame.
The No. 11 Longhorns (1-0) want to keep that momentum going at home Saturday night against UTEP (1-0) when a stumble would be a disaster.
Strong ‘knew all along’ about his quarterback duo at Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Charlie Strong says he "knew all along" what he had at quarterback. He just chose not to tell anyone.
What Strong and the Longhorns unveiled against Notre Dame on Sunday was an impressive combination of finesse and power in freshman Shane Buechele and senior Tyrone Swoopes.
Correction: T25-Notre Dame-Texas story
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In some versions of a story Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 about a Notre Dame-Texas game, The Associated Press erroneously reported the Irish's deficit in the third quarter. Notre Dame was trailing 31-14, not 31-17.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Texas beats No. 10 Notre Dame 50-47 in 2OT thriller
Tyrone Swoopes scored on a lunging 6-yard touchdown run in the second overtime, giving Texas a 50-47 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday night
AUSTIN — It wouldn’t have been right if it had been easy. Seven years of waiting and frustration weren’t going to end with a romp, or with anything routine.
Texas had to get a delirious crowd of 102,315 believing for a little bit, then let them fear the worst, and nearly give it to them.
And then, with a majestic, outstretched dive from the quarterback who’d endured so many of the program’s recent lows, the Longhorns were the toast of college football again.
Kelly hasn’t decided Notre Dame’s QB rotation vs. Texas
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly surprised many when he revealed two weeks ago he planned to use both DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire at quarterback when No. 10 Notre Dame opens the season at Texas.
Strong keeping Texas quarterback starter a secret
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Charlie Strong is keeping his big secret until game day.
Strong on Monday declined to say will start at quarterback when the Longhorns face No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday in their 2016 season opener, declaring only that he already knows who will it will be. His choices are freshman Shane Buechele or senior Tyrone Swoopes. The only thing he will promise right now is that "both are going to play."
Pick Six: Pivotal players who could help decide Big 12 title
As Charlie Strong has learned in two years as Texas coach, the Big 12 is not a conference for a team trying to find an offensive identity. In a league filled with fast-paced spread attacks, it is difficult to hide deficiencies at quarterback.
So before diving into identifying six pivotal players in the Big 12 this season, it should be noted: It is a given that whomever plays quarterback (sophomore Jerrod Heard or freshman Shane Buechele) for the Longhorns could end up as...