Texas Football: 5 overreactions from Longhorns non-conference slate

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1. Sam Ehlinger could be even better

It’s hard to imagine that Texas football could rely on their do everything junior quarterback any more than they are already. But Ehlinger proved through the three non-conference games that he is about as good as they come. Few quarterbacks in the nation have a stronger Heisman case than he does at this point too.

Knock off Oklahoma State to start Big 12 play and Ehlinger could be in good position to take command of a Heisman finalist spot. Granted there is still a long way to go for the Longhorns through Big 12 play and a potential spot in the conference championship game.

Through three games, Ehlinger has more than 1,150 total yards from scrimmage and 12 total touchdowns. He’s also completed more than 73 percent of his passing attempts and has no picks. Last season, Ehlinger had only five interceptions. This is leaving him to possibly be one of the most efficient quarterbacks in Big 12 history through a two season stretch.

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As the Longhorns enter Big 12 play, they have their first true Heisman contender at quarterback since former star Colt McCoy with his last season coming in 2009. His passing accuracy continues to improve and he’s becoming smarter as a runner. All signs point to extreme success for Ehlinger and his Texas offense.