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Young helps Texas beat Missouri 33-16 in Texas Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) Texas coach Tom Herman knows he has a long way to go to get the Longhorns where he wants them to be.

But finishing with the school's first winning record since 2013 following a 33-16 victory over Missouri in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night certainly has them on the right track.

''It's really important for these guys to call themselves a winner,'' Herman said, ''and to be able to walk around their hometowns over the next few weeks of Christmas break knowing they had a winning season. It wasn't going to be life or death. We would have been just fine next year, but this was a big step forward.''

Freshman running back Daniel Young had 64 yards receiving with a touchdown and added 48 yards on the ground to pace Texas (7-6).

The Longhorns, in a bowl for the first time since 2014, bounced back from a loss to Texas Tech in their regular-season finale to finish with their first winning record since going 8-5 in coach Mack Brown's final season in 2013.

Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger split time at quarterback for Texas, and both players threw a touchdown pass. The defense helped out, too, with Anthony Wheeler scoring a TD on a fumble return in the first half and Davante Davis grabbing an interception with about three minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Armanti Foreman dashed 18 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing drive to extend the lead to 33-16 and put the game out of reach.

Michael Dickson, who won the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter, was selected the game's Most Valuable Player, making him the first non-offensive player to be Texas Bowl MVP and the second punter ever to win MVP of a bowl game, joining Florida State's Graham Gano, the MVP of the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl.

Dickson, who will forego his senior season to declare for the NFL draft, punted 11 times for 452 yards, with four landing inside the 5.

He was shocked that he won the honor.

''I didn't believe it when they told me at first,'' he said. ''I was like, `Wait, why am I going on stage?' It's still kind of sinking in now.''

Missouri coach Barry Odom said he's never seen a punting performance like Dickson's.

''I guess that's why he won that award,'' Odom said. ''He's pretty good and they played well off of it.''

Drew Lock passed for 269 yards and a touchdown, but also threw an interception and lost a fumble in the loss, which snapped a six-game winning streak for the Tigers. Lock led the nation during the regular season with a Southeastern Conference-record 43 touchdown passes and had thrown three or more in eight straight games.

''We'll use this as a learning tool and motivation and continue to build our program and build our team,'' Odom said. ''We've got a lot of exciting things happening.''

Buechele connected with Young on a 22-yard touchdown pass to put Texas up 7-0 early in the first quarter. Ehlinger found John Burt for a 7-yard score later in the first to push the lead to 14-0.

The Tigers (7-6) got within 14-7 when Ish Witter ran 4 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. But Witter fumbled later in the period and Wheeler scooped it up and rumbled 38 yards for a touchdown to leave Texas up 21-7 at halftime.

Lock threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to Johnathon Johnson on the first play of the second half, but the 2-point conversion failed, leaving the Tigers down 21-13.

They cut the margin to 21-16 with a 28-yard field goal by Tucker McCann with about three minutes left in the third quarter, but weren't able to move the ball much after that.

The Longhorns went up 23-16 when a bad snap sailed over Lock's head and rolled out of the back of the end zone for a safety near the end of the third quarter.

Texas used a 41-yard field goal early in the fourth to make it 26-16 with about 12 minutes left.

Ehlinger was 11 of 15 for 112 yards, and Buechele finished 6 of 14 for 55 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: Herman's first season with the Longhorns was somewhat of a disappointment, but his team's performance against Missouri should give fans hope that the program is back on the right track.

Missouri: Texas found a way to stymie Missouri's potent offense after the Tigers scored 45 or more points in each of their previous six games, a school record.

HONORING NOBIS

Texas junior linebacker Breckyn Hager honored former Longhorns star Tommy Nobis, who died this month at 74, by wearing his retired No. 60 jersey. The Longhorns also wore stickers on their helmets with No. 60 to honor Nobis. The linebacker played for Texas from 1963-65 and was the top pick in the 1966 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He was a five-time Pro Bowler who played in the NFL until 1976.

UP NEXT

Texas: Herman appears to have two improving quarterbacks in Buechele and Ehlinger, but to develop more consistency next season the coach might need to pick one as his starter and stick with him.

Missouri: Lock will have to decide if he'll declare for the NFL draft or return for his senior season. With offensive coordinator Josh Heupel leaving to coach Central Florida, Lock's decision could hinge on his feelings about the new offensive coordinator.

''This game won't affect my decision at all,'' Lock said. ''If we had come out and scored 150 points on them, it wouldn't have made a difference. If we had scored zero, it wouldn't have made a difference. I still have things to evaluate, and I'm going to take in a little more information before the deadline.''

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:39
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
33
16
Touchdown 1:39
3-A.Foreman runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
29
yds
01:36
pos
32
16
Field Goal 12:21
49-J.Rowland 41 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
45
yds
00:23
pos
26
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Safety 1:18
to MIZ End Zone for -10 yards. to MIZ End Zone for -10 yards safety.
plays
yds
pos
23
16
Field Goal 2:50
19-T.McCann 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
87
yds
05:27
pos
21
16
Missed Two Point Conversion 14:42
26-C.Fatony to TEX 2 for no gain.
plays
yds
pos
21
13
Touchdown 14:42
3-D.Lock complete to 12-J.Johnson. 12-J.Johnson runs 79 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
79
yds
00:12
pos
21
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:47
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 8:01
21-I.Witter to MIZ 38 FUMBLES (11-P.Locke). 45-A.Wheeler runs 38 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
72
yds
0:00
pos
20
7
Point After TD 12:10
19-T.McCann extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 12:10
21-I.Witter runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
57
yds
01:19
pos
14
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:58
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 3:58
11-S.Ehlinger complete to 1-J.Burt. 1-J.Burt runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
55
yds
01:19
pos
13
0
Point After TD 13:28
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 13:28
7-S.Buechele complete to 32-D.Young. 32-D.Young runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
100
yds
01:32
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 17 17
Rushing 6 5
Passing 7 10
Penalty 4 2
3rd Down Conv 6-18 3-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 267 382
Total Plays 71 68
Avg Gain 3.8 5.6
Net Yards Rushing 113 121
Rush Attempts 42 34
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 3.6
Net Yards Passing 154 261
Comp. - Att. 17-29 18-34
Yards Per Pass 5.3 7.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-13 1-8
Penalties - Yards 7-82 9-86
Touchdowns 4 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 11-41.1 8-43.0
Return Yards 65 110
Punts - Returns 2-29 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 1-36 5-110
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 5/5 2/2
Extra Points 4/4 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 1 0
1234T
Texas 7-6 14721033
Missouri 7-6 079016
154 PASS YDS 261
113 RUSH YDS 121
267 TOTAL YDS 382
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Ehlinger 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.3% 112 1 0 158.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 2027 12 7 125.8
S. Ehlinger 11/15 112 1 0
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42.9% 55 1 0 99.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63% 1460 8 4 125.1
S. Buechele 6/14 55 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Young 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 421 3
D. Young 12 48 0 9
K. Porter 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
94 291 4
K. Porter 11 30 0 8
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 18 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 50 2
A. Foreman 1 18 1 18
S. Ehlinger 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
125 398 2
S. Ehlinger 11 17 0 13
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 111 2
S. Buechele 3 12 0 10
J. Heard 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 58 2
J. Heard 1 0 0 0
R. Hemphill-Mapps 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 24 0
R. Hemphill-Mapps 2 -7 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Young 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 64 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 217 2
D. Young 3 64 1 42
C. Johnson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
57 805 2
C. Johnson 3 40 0 21
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
35 299 4
A. Foreman 4 19 0 16
K. Moore 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 46 1
K. Moore 1 13 0 13
K. Porter 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 53 1
K. Porter 1 10 0 10
J. Burt 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 184 2
J. Burt 1 7 1 7
L. Joe 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 252 1
L. Joe 1 6 0 6
J. Heard 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 162 1
J. Heard 2 6 0 5
R. Hemphill-Mapps 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 404 0
R. Hemphill-Mapps 1 2 0 2
De. Duvernay 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 124 0
De. Duvernay 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
P. Locke III 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
P. Locke III 6-0 0.0 0
G. Johnson 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
G. Johnson 6-3 0.0 0
D. Davis 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 3 0.0
D. Davis 6-1 0.0 1
B. Hager 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Hager 4-0 0.0 0
J. Hall 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
J. Hall 4-0 0.0 0
A. Davis 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
A. Davis 4-0 0.0 0
A. Wheeler 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
A. Wheeler 4-1 0.0 0
C. Omenihu 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
C. Omenihu 3-1 1.0 0
M. Roach 32 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Roach 3-1 0.0 0
K. Boyd 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
K. Boyd 3-0 0.0 0
P. Ford 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
P. Ford 2-2 0.0 0
B. Jones 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Jones 2-0 0.0 0
G. Wilbon 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Wilbon 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Rowland 49 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
12/19 42/42
J. Rowland 1/1 41 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Dickson 13 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
11 41.1 10
SEASON NO AVG IN20
95 46.7 10
M. Dickson 11 41.1 10 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 36.0 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 28.4 36 0
A. Foreman 1 36.0 36 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Hemphill-Mapps 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 14.5 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 11.0 18 1
R. Hemphill-Mapps 2 14.5 18 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Lock 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.9% 269 1 1 123.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.4% 4233 45 14 162.5
D. Lock 18/34 269 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
L. Rountree III 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 74 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
140 777 6
L. Rountree III 14 74 0 17
I. Witter 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 57 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
205 1106 7
I. Witter 17 57 1 15
D. Lock 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 111 1
D. Lock 2 0 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Johnson 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 85 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 809 7
J. Johnson 3 85 1 79
J. Moore 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 65 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
70 1147 10
J. Moore 5 65 0 23
A. Okwuegbunam 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 43 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 458 11
A. Okwuegbunam 4 43 0 16
L. Rountree III 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 94 0
L. Rountree III 3 37 0 25
K. Blanton 11 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 161 1
K. Blanton 1 23 0 23
D. Collins 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 158 1
D. Collins 1 13 0 13
N. Brown 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 92 0
N. Brown 1 3 0 3
I. Witter 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 87 1
I. Witter 0 0 0 0
R. Floyd 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 170 2
R. Floyd 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Garrett 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 2 0.0
C. Garrett 11-2 0.0 0
T. Hall 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
T. Hall 8-1 0.0 0
K. Prewett 20 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
K. Prewett 5-1 0.0 0
J. Harold 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
J. Harold 5-1 2.0 0
M. Frazier 16 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Frazier 4-0 0.0 0
B. Lee 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
B. Lee 4-2 0.0 0
T. Williams 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Williams 4-0 0.0 0
D. Acy 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Acy 4-0 0.0 0
A. Sparks 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
A. Sparks 3-0 0.0 0
A. Logan 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Logan 2-0 0.0 0
A. Sherrils 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
A. Sherrils 2-0 0.0 0
L. Cheadle 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
L. Cheadle 1-0 0.0 0
C. Rivers 24 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Rivers 1-0 0.0 0
R. Brandon 13 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
R. Brandon 1-1 0.0 0
R. Wingo 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Wingo 1-0 0.0 0
T. Beckner Jr. 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 1 0.0
T. Beckner Jr. 0-3 0.0 0
T. Castillo 55 OL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Castillo 0-1 0.0 0
D. Nelson 12 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Nelson 0-1 0.0 0
J. Bledsoe 18 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Bledsoe 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. McCann 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
16/18 52/54
T. McCann 1/1 28 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Fatony 26 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 43.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
66 44.2 1
C. Fatony 8 43.0 1 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Rountree III 33 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 20.3 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
29 21.3 24 0
L. Rountree III 4 20.3 24 0
A. Sherrils 22 S
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 29.0 29 0
A. Sherrils 1 29.0 29 0
D. Downing 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
D. Downing 1 29.0 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEXAS 25 1:32 7 75 TD
12:00 MIZZOU 50 1:28 5 14 Punt
8:44 TEXAS 48 1:45 3 3 Punt
5:17 TEXAS 45 1:19 4 55 TD
2:54 TEXAS 30 1:10 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 TEXAS 16 1:15 3 -3 Punt
12:10 TEXAS 25 2:16 5 20 Punt
6:39 TEXAS 44 1:17 5 20 Punt
3:14 MIZZOU 28 2:08 4 -8 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:42 TEXAS 25 3:07 7 21 Punt
10:27 TEXAS 48 1:59 3 2 Punt
2:44 TEXAS 25 1:12 3 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:01 TEXAS 47 0:23 8 30 FG
10:45 TEXAS 20 7:14 13 42 Punt
3:15 MIZZOU 14 1:36 6 29 TD
0:17 TEXAS 28 0:00 1 -5
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:19 MIZZOU 18 1:10 4 2 Punt
10:23 MIZZOU 3 1:30 4 8 Punt
6:51 MIZZOU 9 1:25 3 7 Punt
3:51 MIZZOU 20 0:49 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:34 MIZZOU 12 1:30 5 35 Punt
13:29 TEXAS 50 1:19 7 50 TD
9:46 MIZZOU 10 1:45 5 28 TD
7:38 MIZZOU 24 0:48 4 32 Fumble
5:10 MIZZOU 7 1:40 3 -2 Punt
0:59 MIZZOU 3 0:46 3 21 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 MIZZOU 21 0:12 1 79 TD
11:27 MIZZOU 14 0:46 4 -7 Punt
8:17 MIZZOU 2 5:27 15 87 FG
1:20 MIZZOU 10 0:02 2 -10 Safety
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:08 MIZZOU 29 1:13 4 21 Punt
3:20 MIZZOU 4 0:00 2 -2 INT
1:33 MIZZOU 25 1:08 6 -12 Fumble