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Texas vs. Colorado score: After injury to QB Sam Ehlinger, Longhorns freshmen turn heads in Alamo Bowl rout


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#Texas quarterback #Sam #Ehlinger’s evening was cut short in the #Alamo #Bowl. #Now the question is whether his collegiate career is over, too.

The senior did not suit up for the second half of #Tuesday’s 55-23 rout over #Colorado with a shoulder injury, which he apparently suffered during the second quarter. #Ehlinger was seen in street clothes and a sling after halftime. #Though #Ehlinger did take a couple of sacks, he had a solid first half with 160 yards passing and a touchdown.

The attention now turns to #Ehlinger’s future. #Because of the NCAA’s decision to grant fall sport athletes an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19, it’s possible #Ehlinger could return to #Texas in 2021. #While #Ehlinger took part in pregame senior day ceremonies before the #Iowa #State game in #November, he’s never explicitly stated that he’s for sure moving on to the NFL after this season. There is a hint of unfinished business. #Texas fell short on expectations to win the #Big 12 and losing to #Oklahoma always stings. #Ehlinger is also the program’s second-leading career passer with 11,436 yards and 94 touchdowns. #If he comes back for one more season, he would surely break the schools’ career passing and touchdown records set by #Colt #McCoy.

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#If this is it for #Ehlinger, it would be a tough way to go out. #He’s the best quarterback the program has had in a decade and his story as a lifelong #Horns fan growing up in the school’s backyard is well-documented. #Still, it would be surprising if he came back for another year. #He’s not considered a high draft pick, but even though this is a loaded quarterback class, it’s unlikely he’ll significantly enhance his draft stock with another year in college. #And based on the way redshirt sophomore #Casey #Thompson slung the football in the second half … well … it just might be time to move on. #Thompson played possessed, going 8-of-10 passing for 170 yards and four touchdowns, tying an #Alamo #Bowl record for the most scores.

#He wasn’t alone as the star of the game. #Freshman running #Bijan #Robinson had 183 yards on just 10 carries and racked up three total touchdowns. #Robinson has been a late bloomer in part because #Texas has insisted, for whatever reason, that he be a part of a running back rotation for most of the year. #To be fair, #Roschon #Johnson has earned his carries as well. #But it’s been clear for weeks now that #Robinson is that dude and in his past two games he has six touchdowns on 24 touches at 15 yards per touch.

#Robinson wasn’t the only freshman to turn heads. #Defensive lineman #Alfred #Collins had one of the most ridiculous interceptions you’ll see this bowl season:

#Texas set bowl records for points (55) and yards (638) while playing largely with young players and backups. I’m not here to sell you on #Texas being “back” in 2021 — #Colorado was down basically half its team — but while #Ehlinger has been the face of the program, the future looks awfully fun, too.





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