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Sam Ehlinger Impresses In Comeback Vs Texas Tech

  • The Draft Network
  • September 26, 2020
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In one of the more thrilling games on Saturday, The matchup between Texas and Texas Tech extended into overtime in order to settle a winner between the two in-state rivals. With plenty of future NFL talent gracing the field, there were lots of prospects who shined on Saturday. The biggest star of the night was Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who finished the game 27-of-40 for 262 yards and five total touchdowns. 

A Longhorn throughout his childhood, Ehlinger has long dreamed of these moments. Against the Red Raiders, he was able to show off why his teammates repeatedly say he’s a natural born leader who everyone believes in when the team needs someone on offense to make a play.

Making a play is exactly what the senior quarterback did throughout the evening as he rallied his team back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit. Tossing two touchdown passes and completing one more for a two-point conversion at the end of regulation helped his team to quickly erase the Texas Tech lead. Heading into overtime with all of the momentum in their favor, Ehlinger capped off the program's greatest comeback since 2007, he led his team to a 63-56 victory.  

Continuing to stand in the pocket and stringing together a countless number of throws, he continued to show his growth as a passer. While there are mixed opinions about whether or not he has the requisite traits in order to play the position on the next level, this season, he’s shown growth as a passer.

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