After 10-4 finish, Longhorns have to plug up defense

Sports 04/13/19, 02:04

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 the gaping holes across the lineup.Texas concludes spring practices with its annual Orange-White scrimmage Saturday night. Coach Tom ...

Ehlinger’s 3 TDs lead Texas past Georgia 28-21 in Sugar Bowl

Sports 01/02/19, 00:28

Sam 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.Ehlinger was the star of a gritty win, running for a 2-yard touchdown in ...

Sugar Bowl Matchup

Sports 12/02/18, 15:37

Georgia (11-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) vs. Texas (9-4, 7-2 Big 12), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)LOCATION: New OrleansTOP PLAYERSGeorgia: The Bulldogs are led by D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield, a pair of excellent running backs. Swift has run for 1,037 yards and 10 touchdowns while Holyfield has been ...

CFP hopeful No. 5 Oklahoma beats No. 9 Texas for Big 12

Football 12/01/18, 16:19

Kyler Murray threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns as No. 5 Oklahoma beat No. 9 Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 championship game Saturday, with the Sooners avenging their only loss and making their case for a return to the College Football Playoff.Murray, the Heisman Trophy-contending dual-threat quarterback, threw ...

Texas-Oklahoma a bad blood border rivalry

Sports 11/28/18, 14:29

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 ...

No. 11 Texas beats Kansas 24-17, heads to Big 12 title game

Sports 11/23/18, 16:09

Sam Ehlinger threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, and No. 11 Texas held off Kansas 24-17 on Friday to clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game.The Longhorns opened a 24-7 lead on Cameron Dicker's 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but the lowly Jayhawks ...

No. 13 Texas defense smothers No. 18 Iowa State 24-10

Sports 11/17/18, 23:22

Sam Ehlinger ran for a touchdown and passed for another before leaving with a shoulder injury, and No. 13 Texas smothered Iowa State freshman quarterback Brock Purdy in a 24-10 victory Saturday night that pushed the Longhorns closer to a berth in the Big 12 championship game.Texas (8-3, 6-2, No. ...

QB Ehlginer questionable to return for Texas

Sports 11/17/18, 22:12

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 ...

4 Big 12 contenders, 4 QBs accustomed to winning

Sports 11/15/18, 13:43

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 ...

Texas making late drives to win games

Football 11/12/18, 17:38

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 ...

Elhlinger’s 4th TD lifts Texas to 41-34 win at Texas Tech

Sports 11/11/18, 00:36

Sam Ehlinger threw a 29-yarder touchdown pass to Lil'Jordan Humphrey with 21 seconds left and No. 15 Texas beat Texas Tech 41-34 after blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter Saturday night.Texas' Lil'Jordan Humphrey (84) runs the ball downfield during the first half of an NCAA college football game ...

Grier 2-point conversion run sends West Virginia over Texas

Football 11/03/18, 20:01

West Virginia's Will Grier threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gary Jennings with 16 seconds left, and then ran in the 2-point conversion to send the 12th-ranked Mountaineers to a 42-41 win over No. 15 Texas.Grier broke his finger on a run to the pylon in the first quarter of ...

Cornelius leads Oklahoma State past No. 6 Texas, 38-35

Football 10/28/18, 00:19

Taylor Cornelius threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores, the last with 5:44 remaining to help Oklahoma State beat No. 6 Texas 38-35 on Saturday night.Cornelius completed 23 of 34 passes for 321 yards, and his scoring run on third-and-10 gave Oklahoma State (5-3, 2-3 Big 12) a ...

Ehlinger injured, but No. 9 Texas survives Baylor 23-17

Texas 10/13/18, 19:44

Shane Buechele came on for injured quarterback Sam Ehlinger early in the first quarter and No. 9 Texas slugged out a 23-17 win over Baylor that ended when the Bears' final pass sailed through the back of the end zone Saturday.Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer drove the Bears from their own ...

Texas QB Ehlinger leaves game with shoulder injury

Football 10/13/18, 12:44

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 ...

Hook ’em: No. 19 Texas beats No. 7 Oklahoma 48-45 on late FG

Football 10/06/18, 16:05

Freshman Cameron Dicker kicked a 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left to give 19th-ranked Texas a 48-45 victory Saturday over No. 7 Oklahoma after Kyler Murray had rallied the Sooners with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) drops back to pass against Oklahoma during the ...

Big 12 Red River rivalry has Oklahoma and Texas both ranked

Football 10/04/18, 02:24

GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 18 Texas (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0). For the first time since 2012, the Longhorns and Sooners are both ranked for their annual matchup at the State Fair of Texas where the crowd splits 50-50 in burnt orange and crimson. Quarterback ...

Steady QB Sam Ehlinger leading Texas offense, Sooners loom

Texas 10/02/18, 17:12

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, ...

Texas hold off Kansas State 19-14 to snap road skid

Sports 09/29/18, 18:51

Sam Ehlinger threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, D'Shawn Jamison returned a punt 90 yards for another score and No. 18 Texas held off Kansas State 19-14 on Saturday to snap a five-game road losing streak to the Wildcats.Keaontay Ingram churned for a first down with less than three ...

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