It was a cloudy and wet day at Darrel K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns came into this game 6-5, hoping to secure a win to finish the season after a month of football that certainly failed to meet the standards of this Texas Longhorns program. Texas had to finish the season on the strong note and they were able to thanks to their air and ground attack. The ‘Horns avoided an upset and defeated the Red Raiders by a score of 49-24.
Here are some of the highs and lows from yesterday’s game:
The Red Raiders offense came out scorching hot, jumping out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter. It appeared as if Texas Longhorns defense would not be able stop this Texas Tech offense led by quarterback Jett Duffey, but the Longhorn offense kept them in the game in the first half. The ‘Horns were able to escape the first half up 28-21 and their defense held Texas Tech to only 10 second-half points. Despite the scary start that might have sent the entire city of Austin into oblivion, the Longhorns were able to come away with a 49-24 win in their regular season finale.
Player of the Game
Sam Ehlinger has been the key to the success of this team in 2019. Despite the defensive miscues throughout the year, the Longhorns have lived and died by the play of their quarterback. Today, Sam showed the country why he should still be considered one of the best quarterbacks in college football. In his last regular season game of the year, the junior finished with 348 yards in the air, 83 on the ground, and 3 total touchdowns in a victory over Texas Tech.