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Game Recap: Football | 09.12.2020

The Longhorn offense is dominant in season opening win.

AUSTIN, Texas – Sam Ehlinger opened the season with a record-setting first half, establishing Texas records for a single half with 429 passing yards and five passing touchdowns to lead No. 14 Texas (1-0, 0-0) to a 59-3 win over UTEP at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. The Longhorns scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions and added a field goal on their seventh, jumping to a 38-0 lead, before closing out the half with a touchdown on their final possession.

KEY STATISTICS

  • Sam Ehlinger 78-yard TD pass to Joshua Moore on the opening play from scrimmage was the second-longest of his Texas career, trailing only a 90-yard strike to John Burt back in 2017 against Oklahoma State.
  • Ehlinger and Casey Thompson combined to pass for a single-game school record 481 yards.
  • Ten different receivers caught passes, led by Moore’s six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown.
  • On UTEP’s first possession of the second quarter, Josh Thompson intercepted a pass at the UTEP 42-yard line, setting up the Longhorns fifth score of the game to give UT a 35-0 lead.
  • Casey Thompson threw the first two touchdown passes of his career, finishing the day 4-for-7 for 55 yards and two TD’s.
  • Graduate transfer wide receivers Brenden Schooler and Tarik Black each caught their first touchdown passes for the Longhorns.
  • Texas totaled 689 yards of offense with 481 yards through the air.
  • Joseph Ossai led UT with eight tackles, the 10th time he has registered at least eight stops as a Longhorn.
  • DeMarvion Overshown collected two tackles for loss, while Marcus Tillman, Jr. and Alfred Collins each registered a sack.

UP NEXT

Texas opens conference play in Lubbock, Texas with a matchup against Texas Tech on Saturday, September 26 at 2:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX.

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Team Statistics

UTEP UT
Total Yards 233 689
Pass Yards 190 481
Rushing Yards 43 208
Penalty Yards 7-30 6-55
1st Downs 14 28
3rd Downs 3-16 5-10
4th Downs 1-3 0-1
TOP 34:17 25:43
1st Quarter
UT

14:41 – UT – Moore,Joshua 78 yd pass from Ehlinger,Sam (Dicker,Cameron kick) 1 plays, 78 yards, TOP 0:19

0 7
UT

09:32 – UT – Brewer,Cade 20 yd pass from Ehlinger,Sam (Dicker,Cameron kick) 10 plays, 67 yards, TOP 3:24

0 14
UT

04:57 – UT – Johnson,Roschon 1 yd run (Dicker,Cameron kick), 8 plays, 70 yards, TOP 3:03

0 21
2nd Quarter
UT

14:10 – UT – Schooler,Brende 40 yd pass from Ehlinger,Sam (Dicker,Cameron kick) 4 plays, 76 yards, TOP 0:50

0 28
UT

12:15 – UT – Black,Tarik 5 yd pass from Ehlinger,Sam (Dicker,Cameron kick) 3 plays, 42 yards, TOP 1:02

0 35
UT

06:16 – UT – Dicker,Cameron 32 yd field goal 11 plays, 54 yards, TOP 3:07

0 38
UTEP

01:39 – UTEP – BAECHLE, Gavin 47 yd field goal 11 plays, 46 yards, TOP 4:37

3 38
UT

00:06 – UT – Money,Kai 6 yd pass from Ehlinger,Sam (Dicker,Cameron kick) 6 plays, 75 yards, TOP 1:33

3 45
3rd Quarter
UT

02:11 – UT – Eagles,Brennan 35 yd pass from Thompson,Casey (Dicker,Cameron kick) 4 plays, 68 yards, TOP 1:14

3 52
4th Quarter
UT

13:00 – UT – Washington,Marc 17 yd pass from Thompson,Casey (Dicker,Cameron kick) 8 plays, 54 yards, TOP 2:28

3 59

Game Leaders

Passing LeadersRushing LeadersReceiving LeadersDefense Leaders

THOMPSON,CASEY

#8 Thompson,Casey

  • CMP 4
  • TD 2
  • YDS 55
  • INT 0

EHLINGER,SAM

#11 Ehlinger,Sam

  • CMP 25
  • TD 5
  • YDS 426
  • INT 0

CARD,HUDSON

#1 Card,Hudson

  • CMP 0
  • TD 0
  • YDS 0
  • INT 0

INGRAM,KEAONTAY

#26 Ingram,Keaontay

  • Avg 4.9
  • TD 0
  • YDS 44
  • GAIN 44

EPPS,MALCOLM

#19 Epps,Malcolm

  • Avg 0.0
  • TD 0
  • YDS 40
  • GAIN 40

JOHNSON,ROSCHON

#2 Johnson,Roschon

  • Avg 4.8
  • TD 1
  • YDS 38
  • GAIN 38

MOORE,JOSHUA

#6 Moore,Joshua

  • No 6
  • TD 1
  • YDS 127
  • Long 78

BLACK,TARIK

#0 Black,Tarik

  • No 5
  • TD 1
  • YDS 80
  • Long 31

SCHOOLER,BRENDE

#8A Schooler,Brende

  • No 2
  • TD 1
  • YDS 65
  • Long 40

OSSAI,JOSEPH

#46 Ossai,Joseph

  • Tackles 8
  • TFL 0.5
  • Sacks 0.0
  • YDS 0

ADIMORA,CHRIS

#1X Adimora,Chris

  • Tackles 6
  • TFL 0.0
  • Sacks 0.0
  • YDS 0

JAMISON,D'SHAWN

#5X Jamison,D’Shawn

  • Tackles 5
  • TFL 0.5
  • Sacks 0.0
  • YDS 0

Players Mentioned

John Burt

#1 John Burt

WR 6′ 3″ 205 lbs Senior 4L Sam Ehlinger

#11 Sam Ehlinger

QB 6′ 3″ 225 lbs Senior 3L Joshua Moore

#6 Joshua Moore

WR 6′ 1″ 169 lbs Redshirt Sophomore 1L Joseph Ossai

#46 Joseph Ossai

JACK 6′ 4″ 253 lbs Junior 2L DeMarvion Overshown

#0 DeMarvion Overshown

LB 6′ 4″ 217 lbs Junior 2L Casey Thompson

#8 Casey Thompson

QB 6′ 1″ 197 lbs Sophomore 1L Josh Thompson

#9 Josh Thompson

DB 6′ 0″ 198 lbs Redshirt Junior 3L Marcus Tillman, Jr.

#13 Marcus Tillman, Jr.

LB 6′ 1″ 240 lbs Redshirt Freshman 1L Tarik Black

#0 Tarik Black

WR 6′ 3″ 217 lbs Senior TR Alfred Collins

#95 Alfred Collins

DL 6′ 5″ 305 lbs Freshman HS

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