Texas Football: Position-by-position report card after loss to LSU

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Technically the only pass that the Texas football team got in this loss to LSU didn’t come from just Ehlinger. The Longhorns also got Duvernay to complete one pass to Ehlinger for eight yards. But every other throw was from Ehlinger, and he was solid in the process. Ehlinger completed 31 of his 47 passing attempts for 401 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

Moreover, Ehlinger added 60 rushing yards and one touchdown on the ground to his stat line in the loss this weekend. He is really scorching the stat sheet to start the 2019 regular season with more than 70 total yards and eight passing touchdowns along with one rushing score.

The only knock on Ehlinger in this game was standing in the pocket as it collapsed around him a bit too long at times, but you can’t knock him too much for that. The offensive line did collapse too fast around him on a handful of plays. He did well to manage the football and not toss a single interception.

The receiving corps could’ve helped Ehlinger out a lot more. Mainly, the ground game didn’t do anything to help him balance out the offensive attack. You can’t fault Ehlinger for anything that happened in Week 2. He continued his Heisman campaign in the seven-point loss from Saturday night.

Grade: A