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Ehlinger injured, but No. 9 Texas survives Baylor 23-17

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas is bowl eligible in mid-October for the first time in a long time.

It took some tense moments to get there Saturday and there will some anxious days waiting for news on quarterback Sam Ehlinger's sprained throwing shoulder.

Shane Buechele came on for Ehlinger early in the first quarter and the No. 9 Longhorns had to hold on late for a 23-17 victory over Baylor that wasn't secure until the Bears' final pass sailed through the back of the end zone as time expired.

The win came a week after Ehlinger accounted for five touchdowns in an upset victory over Oklahoma that catapulted Texas to its highest ranking since 2010. Ehlinger got hurt on the first drive against Baylor and Buechele had to lead Texas with his first snaps of the season.

''I stay ready with my teammates behind me. They always have my back and I have theirs,'' said Buechele, who passed for 184 yards with one touchdown and one interception. ''It's for them. It's for my teammates. It's the least I can do, is stay ready for times like this.''

Buechele was the full-time starter in 2016 when he set several school freshman passing records, but couldn't win the job from Ehlinger. The Longhorns struggled to find any offensive rhythm for most of the game and didn't score in the second half.

''We knew this wasn't going to be easy and obviously when your starting quarterback goes out on the first drive, there could have been some panic, a little shock,'' Texas coach Tom Herman said.

Buechele took over after game officials made Ehlinger leave because his right, throwing hand was bleeding. Ehlinger first went to the sideline and then the locker room before school officials announced he had injured his throwing shoulder. He returned to the sideline but didn't play again and changed into street clothes at halftime.

Ehlinger will have an MRI to see if there is any ligament damage, but Herman said he hopes he'll be throwing again in a few days. Herman said Ehlinger, a powerful runner, got hurt when he was hit on one of his two run plays on the first drive. He still completed a pass after his last run.

Baylor almost snatched the victory. Quarterback Charlie Brewer drove the Bears from their own 3 to the Texas 17 before he had to rush his final three throws under intense pressure. Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu had two sacks and was chasing Brewer on the last three plays.

''Great stop,'' Herman said of the final Baylor drive.

Texas (6-1, 4-0) is bowl eligible in mid-October for the first time since 2009, the last year the Longhorns won the Big 12 and played for a national championship.

Texas had consecutive losing seasons from 2014-16 and didn't get to the postseason in 2015 and 2016. The Longhorns have qualified for bowl games in both of Herman's seasons.

Brewer passed for 245 yards and a touchdown for the Bears (4-3, 2-2), who were just 1-11 last season.

''We are getting better and we're getting tougher and we're starting to figure this out,'' Baylor coach Matt Rhule said. ''I told them it's OK this hurts. This should hurt. For the first time since I've been here I've saw tears in their eyes and I saw the older guys really hurting.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Baylor: The Bears couldn't protect Brewer in the fourth quarter. They ended their last three drives with Brewer either sacked or on the run as the pocket collapsed around him. The Bears' defense, the worst against the run in the Big 12, had a solid game after giving up 300 yards on the ground a week earlier.

Texas: The Longhorns may be on edge waiting to see how serious Ehlinger's injury is and if next week's open date will give him time to recover before the next game. The heart and would of the offense, Ehlinger had played every offensive snap until he got hurt and hasn't thrown an interception in 168 attempts. There had been speculation Buechele could redshirt this season and possible transfer.

POLL POSITION

Texas likely moves up as at least three teams ahead of them - No. 2 Georgia, No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Penn State - lost. The question will be how far they go if voters are skeptical about the Longhorns with an injured Ehlinger.

INGRAM BREAKOUT

Texas freshman Keaontay Ingram had 110 yards on 19 carries for Texas' first 100-yard rushing game of the season. He's also the first Texas running back to top 100 yards since Chris Warren against San Jose State in the second game of 2017.

CHARLES IN CHARGE

Omenihu has been a dominant for the Longhorns in a six-game win streak. He has six sacks in the last five games.

''Get to the quarterback and finish the game,'' Omenihu said about chasing Brewer at the end. ''My whole mindset on the drive was to get there, by any means necessary.''

UP NEXT

Baylor is off next week before visiting No. 6 West Virginia on Oct. 25.

Texas is off next week before visiting Oklahoma State on Oct. 27.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:33
96-C.Martin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
23
Touchdown 4:37
5-J.Hurd runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
56
yds
1:34
pos
16
23
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:08
17-C.Dicker 47 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
23
yds
00:40
pos
10
23
Point After TD 1:12
17-C.Dicker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
20
Touchdown 1:16
84-L.Humphrey runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
41
yds
02:33
pos
10
19
Point After TD 4:21
17-C.Dicker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 4:30
7-S.Buechele complete to 9-C.Johnson. 9-C.Johnson runs 44 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
50
yds
00:39
pos
10
12
Field Goal 5:15
96-C.Martin 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
56
yds
04:30
pos
10
6
Field Goal 0:26
17-C.Dicker 35 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
62
yds
02:42
pos
7
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:08
96-C.Martin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 3:08
12-C.Brewer complete to 15-D.Mims. 15-D.Mims runs 19 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
125
yds
05:53
pos
6
3
Field Goal 9:01
17-C.Dicker 40 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
52
yds
5:21
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 25
Rushing 8 9
Passing 10 13
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 8-17 9-18
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 317 377
Total Plays 74 80
Avg Gain 4.3 4.7
Net Yards Rushing 88 170
Rush Attempts 34 41
Avg Rush Yards 2.6 4.1
Net Yards Passing 229 207
Comp. - Att. 20-40 24-39
Yards Per Pass 5.7 5.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-11 1-12
Penalties - Yards 10-92 8-56
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 7-43.3 4-47.8
Return Yards 0 -5
Punts - Returns 0-0 3--5
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 3/3 5/7
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 3/5
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Baylor 4-3 737017
9 Texas 6-1 3200023
229 PASS YDS 207
88 RUSH YDS 170
317 TOTAL YDS 377
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Brewer 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.3% 240 1 1 106.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62% 1798 10 3 134.7
C. Brewer 20/39 240 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Brewer 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 138 4
C. Brewer 13 22 0 14
J. Lovett 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 254 3
J. Lovett 5 21 0 8
J. Hasty 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 301 3
J. Hasty 7 16 0 8
T. Ebner 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 186 0
T. Ebner 3 16 0 11
J. Hurd 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 13 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 112 3
J. Hurd 6 13 1 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Mims 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 80 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
35 529 4
D. Mims 3 80 1 45
J. Hurd 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 72 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
47 622 3
J. Hurd 5 72 0 26
P. Stricklin 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 48 0
P. Stricklin 2 39 0 20
C. Platt 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 257 1
C. Platt 5 26 0 10
J. Fleeks 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 72 1
J. Fleeks 2 7 0 8
C. Henle 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 47 0
C. Henle 1 6 0 6
M. Jones 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 110 1
M. Jones 1 5 0 5
J. Hasty 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 138 1
J. Hasty 1 5 0 5
C. Williams 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Williams 0 0 0 0
T. Thornton 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 175 2
T. Thornton 0 0 0 0
T. Ebner 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 137 0
T. Ebner 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Johnston 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 1.0
C. Johnston 13-1 1.0 0
B. Lynch 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
B. Lynch 6-1 0.0 0
D. Thomas 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
D. Thomas 6-0 0.0 0
J. Lynch 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
J. Lynch 4-2 0.0 0
B. Roy 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Roy 4-0 0.0 0
G. Roberts 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
G. Roberts 4-1 0.0 0
C. Morgan 29 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
C. Morgan 3-1 0.0 0
T. Bernard 26 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
T. Bernard 3-2 0.0 0
R. Texada 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
R. Texada 3-0 0.0 1
J. Williams 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Williams 3-1 0.0 0
J. Woods 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Woods 2-0 0.0 0
J. Houston 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Houston 2-0 0.0 0
D. Williams 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Williams 2-0 0.0 0
V. Vaughns 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
V. Vaughns 1-0 0.0 0
T. Hunt 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Hunt 1-0 0.0 0
I. Lewis 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Lewis 1-0 0.0 0
C. Ogbonnaya 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Ogbonnaya 1-0 0.0 0
C. Miller 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Miller 1-0 0.0 0
J. Copeland 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Copeland 1-0 0.0 0
K. Barnes 27 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Barnes 0-1 0.0 0
B. Thompson 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Thompson 0-1 0.0 0
J. Lockhart 43 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Lockhart 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Martin 96 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
13/18 23/26
C. Martin 1/1 46 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Galitz 36 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 43.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
30 43.9 3
D. Galitz 7 43.3 3 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 184 1 1 108.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 184 1 1 108.1
S. Buechele 20/34 184 1 1
S. Ehlinger 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
80% 35 0 0 138.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.7% 1534 11 2 143.6
S. Ehlinger 4/5 35 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Ingram 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 110 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
66 403 2
K. Ingram 19 110 0 30
T. Watson 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
89 340 1
T. Watson 13 41 0 9
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
S. Buechele 5 11 0 12
S. Ehlinger 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 230 6
S. Ehlinger 2 5 0 7
L. Humphrey 84 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 23 1
L. Humphrey 2 3 1 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Johnson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
11 132 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 563 5
C. Johnson 11 132 1 44
L. Humphrey 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
42 576 4
L. Humphrey 7 41 0 16
D. Jamison 17 DB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 2 0
D. Jamison 1 17 0 17
De. Duvernay 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 188 1
De. Duvernay 1 15 0 15
A. Beck 47 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 132 0
A. Beck 2 11 0 8
K. Ingram 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 41 0
K. Ingram 1 2 0 2
T. Watson 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 61 2
T. Watson 1 1 0 1
C. Brewer 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
C. Brewer 0 0 0 0
B. Eagles 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 35 0
B. Eagles 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
G. Johnson 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 1.0
G. Johnson 9-2 1.0 0
A. Wheeler 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
A. Wheeler 6-1 0.0 0
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
B. Foster 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
B. Foster 6-0 0.0 0
B. Jones 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
B. Jones 5-0 0.0 0
D. Davis 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Davis 4-0 0.0 0
C. Omenihu 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
C. Omenihu 3-0 2.0 0
C. Nelson 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Nelson 3-0 0.0 0
K. Boyd 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
K. Boyd 3-1 0.0 0
T. Graham 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Graham 2-0 0.0 0
B. Hager 44 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Hager 1-0 0.0 0
D. Boyd 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Boyd 1-0 0.0 0
C. Sterns 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 4 0.0
C. Sterns 1-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Dicker 17 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/5 2/2
SEASON FG XP
3/5 2/2
C. Dicker 3/5 47 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Bujcevski 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
33 38.6 3
R. Bujcevski 4 47.8 3 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Jamison 17 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 -1.7 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 13.0 0 1
D. Jamison 3 -1.7 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:01 TEXAS 35 5:53 14 70 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEXAS 35 0:13 4 -10 Punt
12:42 BAYLOR 16 1:12 3 0 Punt
9:45 BAYLOR 22 4:30 11 51 FG
4:21 TEXAS 35 0:28 4 -8 Punt
1:12 TEXAS 35 0:07 4 10 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:04 TEXAS 35 0:00 8 12 Punt
8:52 BAYLOR 18 1:16 3 0 Punt
6:44 BAYLOR 44 2:07 7 56 TD
1:36 BAYLOR 20 1:23 9 37 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:55 BAYLOR 34 1:02 4 -2 Punt
1:53 BAYLOR 3 1:47 13 80
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAYLOR 35 5:21 17 52 FG
3:08 BAYLOR 35 2:42 11 57 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:38 TEXAS 23 1:50 6 11 Punt
10:52 BAYLOR 42 0:36 3 -10 Punt
5:09 BAYLOR 35 0:39 5 75 TD
3:49 TEXAS 30 2:33 10 70 TD
0:48 BAYLOR 48 0:40 5 23 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:43 TEXAS 8 2:16 7 18 Punt
6:57 TEXAS 15 0:00 1 85 INT
4:33 BAYLOR 35 2:20 8 48 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:43 TEXAS 17 6:42 14 49 FG Miss
4:53 TEXAS 17 2:16 6 25 Punt