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Longhorns defeat K-State in double-overtime, 40-34

True freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger played like a seasoned veteran on Saturday, guiding The University of Texas (3-2, 2-0) to a double-overtime victory over Kansas State (3-2, 1-1), 40-34, in front of a rocking crowd at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium.

In just his third career start, Ehlinger completed 30-of-50 passes, two touchdowns and a Longhorn true freshman record 380 yards. He added 107 yards rushing, also a record for a Longhorn true freshman quarterback.

The Longhorns wasted no time getting on the board in the overtime period, with Ehlinger completing a 25-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Jerrod Heard on the first play from scrimmage to take a 34-27 lead.

Kansas State matched the Horns, scoring on an 8-yard run to even the score at 34-34.

After completing a 7-yard pass to open the second overtime, the Wildcats worked their way backwards with two consecutive 10-yard holding penalties and settled for a field goal attempt. However, the K-State 54-yard attempt bounced up the left upright, opening the door for a UT victory.

Ehlinger began the Longhorns second overtime possession with a 12-yard completion to sophomore wide receiver Collin Johnson, then rushed for nine yards to the Kansas State 4. Junior running back Chris Warren III picked up two yards on the next play for a UT first down at the two-yard line. Warren and the Horns offense pushed their way into the end zone three plays later to lock up the victory, 40-34.

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