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According to Bruce Feldman, Texas is optimistic sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger (shoulder sprain) will play against Oklahoma State on October 27th.

The sophomore quarterback suffered a Grade 1 AC shoulder sprain to his right arm against Baylor on Saturday, but Texas has their bye week right now, which is giving Ehlinger enough time to heal up ahead of their next game. If Ehlinger suffers a setback, then Shane Buechele will draw the start. Texas is now all the way up to No. 7 in the country.
Oct 14 - 4:06 PM

Texas HC Tom Herman said after Saturday's win over Baylor that sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger has been diagnosed with an AC sprain in his right shoulder.

Ehlinger will undergo an MRI to determine just how serious the injury is, but his head coach said that he hopes the sophomore will be able to resume throwing by the end of next week. The good news for Texas is that the team has a bye, and it will not return to action until October 27 at Oklahoma State. Ehlinger suffered the injury during the first quarter of Saturday's game, and he was replaced by junior Shane Buechele.
Oct 13 - 7:54 PM

Texas freshman RB Keaontay Ingram had 110 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 23-17 victory over Baylor.

Ingram had a plum matchup against Baylor's poor run defense, and he cashed in with his first-career 100-yard game. The talented four-star true freshman has shoved aside Tre Watson and Daniel Young and ascended to the RB1 role in UT's offense. Since he returned from injury a month ago, Ingram's carry and rushing yard totals have increased from 8/38 to 10/68 to 13/86 to 19/110. After the bye, Ingram has another good matchup against Oklahoma State's shoddy defense.
Oct 13 - 7:41 PM

Texas junior WR Collin Johnson caught 11 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 23-17 win over Baylor.

This was the best game of Johnson's career. The 11 catches were easily a career-best (previously eight), and the 132 yards were the second-most he's ever had behind last year's USC game. Johnson was obviously extremely efficient on his 14 targets. They weren't freebies either, as Baylor's defense had an inspired performance Saturday. Johnson, who turned into Shane Buechele's security blanket, showed off his skill in contested situations, consistently coming down with the ball in traffic. In front of our eyes, he's starting to understand how to use his cheat-code 6'6/220 frame.
Oct 13 - 7:38 PM

Texas sophomore QB Shane Buechele completed 20-of-34 passes for 184 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 23-17 win over Baylor.

This was Buechele's first appearance of the 2018 season. And boy did it come in a big spot after starting QB Sam Ehlinger got hurt in the first quarter of Saturday's game. Buechele wasn't exactly sharp -- Texas didn't score in the second half and the offense bogged down at times against what has been a bad defense -- but he did just enough to help push the Longhorns past the Bears. Texas is on bye next week. The Longhorns will take a six-game winning streak into a date at Oklahoma State in two weeks.
Oct 13 - 7:26 PM

Texas sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger will not return to Saturday's game against Baylor due to a right shoulder injury.

Ehlinger suffered the injury in the first quarter on a play that also left the signal-caller with a bloody right hand. After having his hand bandaged the sophomore remained on the sideline, with the injured shoulder being the reason why. Junior QB Shane Buechele will lead the Texas offense for the rest of Saturday's game.
Oct 13 - 5:40 PM

Texas sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger (shoulder) will be re-evaluated by team trainers at halftime of Saturday's game against Baylor.

Ehlinger left the game with a bloody right (throwing) hand, returning to the sideline after being attended to in the locker room. But he's yet to return to action, and it's his shoulder that's apparently the issue. Shane Buechele remains in the game as Ehlinger's replacement, and depending upon what trainers decide at the half this could be the backup's game to finish.
Oct 13 - 4:30 PM

Texas sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger was taken to the locker room during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Baylor with a right hand injury.

Ehlinger was briefly taken to the team's injury tent on the sideline before trainers decided that a trip to the locker room was needed in order to address the bleeding. With the sophomore sidelined Texas called upon junior Shane Buechele to run the offense. We'll have updates on Ehlinger's status as more information becomes available.
Oct 13 - 3:53 PM

Texas junior QB Shane Buechele made his first appearance of the 2018 season during the opening quarter of Saturday's game against Baylor.

With starter Sam Ehlinger needing to have a hand injury tended to Buechele checked into the game. If the junior is to preserve this season of eligibility for redshirt reasons, he can only appear in three more games this season.
Oct 13 - 3:47 PM

Texas freshman WR Joshua Moore (illness) should be considered day-to-day.

Longhorns HC Tom Herman said that the team is hopeful that Moore will be feeling fresh enough for Saturday's game against Baylor by the time kickoff comes around this weekend. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder signed on with the program as a four-star recruit in February and has caught seven passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in his first season of collegiate action.
Oct 12 - 12:43 PM

Per Pro Football Focus, Texas sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger completed 16-of-18 passes in the middle of the field in Saturday's win over Oklahoma.

Those passes went for 226 yards and a touchdown. Ehlinger was especially efficient on passes from 0-9 yards where he didn't have a single incompletion. He played extremely well in this upset win and the Longhorns now move to 5-1. He will look to continue his success against Baylor at home next week.
Oct 7 - 11:01 AM

Texas junior WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey caught nine passes for 133 yards and a touchdown and threw a two-yard touchdown pass in Saturday's 48-45 win over Oklahoma.

Humphrey (6'4/225) actually attempted -- and completed -- two passes on the afternoon. The notable trick-play completion resulted in a two-yard touchdown connection with Collin Johnson with about five minutes gone off the first quarter clock. The junior later caught a 15-yard touchdown near the end of the third quarter. That would be Texas' final score of the game before Cameron Dicker nailed a 40-yard game-winning field goal with just seconds left in the contest. Through six games, Humphrey has now caught 35 passes for 535 yards and four touchdowns.
Oct 6 - 4:42 PM

Texas sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger completed 24-of-35 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 72 yards and three additional scores in Saturday's 48-45 upset of Oklahoma.

Just a beautiful game by Ehlinger in this one. He accounted for a pair of scores in the second quarter, then came out of halftime to account for three more. On the strength of this output, the Longhorns held a 45-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter. OU then stormed back with 21 unanswered points before Texas finally regained its footing to set up a game-winning 40-yard field goal off the foot of Cameron Dicker in the closing seconds of the game. The Longhorns improved to 5-1 with the huge win. Since losing to Maryland in their opener, Texas has notched notable wins over USC, TCU and now Oklahoma. They very much look like a team that could win the Big 12 the way they're playing. A home showdown with Baylor shows next on the schedule.
Oct 6 - 4:03 PM

Texas junior RB Kyle Porter is not wearing pads in advance of Saturday's game against Oklahoma and is likely out.

At this point, it seems pretty certain that Porter will redshirt this year barring a chance in thinking. Davis acknowledged the same, writing "Looks like the redshirt watch will continue." Porter didn't play much in the four contests he appeared in. It would make sense to save the year of eligibility. If Porter appears in one more game, he will be unable to redshirt this year. Porter didn't travel with the team to last week's win at Kansas State.
Oct 6 - 11:25 AM

Texas freshman RB Keaontay Ingram has "clearly" become the Longhorns' top option at running back, according to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.

Ingram's ascension to undisputed RB1 duties has been delayed a bit because he's been banged up for much of this season. He suffered a knee injury in the Longhorns' Sept. 8 win over Tulsa and then a a hip pointer in the Sept. 22 win over TCU. Despite the injuries, Ingram has clearly been UT's best back. He's averaging 6.1 yards per carry while Tre Watson and Daniel Young are both around 4.0. Herman was asked if Ingram was ready to get 18-20 carries as the featured back this weekend against Oklahoma. Herman responded, "Yeah, I think he’s ready."
Oct 2 - 2:06 PM


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