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Final: Texas- 48, Rice-13

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Up 31-0 at the half after a dominant first half (the Longhorns scored touchdowns their first four possessions) against an overmatched Owl squad, the Longhorns were able to play reserves in the second half, get Casey Thompson real game experience, and cruise to a 48-13 win.

Unfortunately, starting center Zach Shackelford was bent over a pile, exacerbating a previous injury, and returned to the Longhorn sideline on crutches. That’s a big blow for a thin Texas OL. His injury status is currently unknown.

Sam Ehlinger came out firing early and was a sizzling 23 of 27 for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns before giving way to Casey Thompson in the 3rd quarter. Ingram rushed for two touchdowns, Ro Johnson caught another, and Daniel Young was healthy enough to garner 4 carries in relief.

Freshman Jake Smith caught two touchdowns on a 6-75 effort while Collin Johnson sat with a tweaked hamstring.

On special teams, Dicker the Kicker nailed a 57 yard field goal that would have been good from 62 and added another 46 yarder in the second half. D’Shawn Jamison brought back a 98 yard kickoff return touchdown late in the 4th quarter, showing his jets and acceleration.

A good win for the Horns. Time to get healthy and get ready for the 3-0 Oklahoma State Cowboys.