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6-1, 1st in Big 12

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Tom Herman said this morning that quarterback Sam Ehlinger (shoulder) is "on schedule" as he started throwing a football Sunday. "We've got to see if we continue to stay that way," Herman said. "It's one thing to throw a ball 30 times in a training room to a trainer. It's another thing to go out there and let the ball rip and roar in a practice." Texas will know more in the coming days about Ehlinger's status for Oklahoma State.

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Texas QB Ehlinger on track to play vs. OK State

Texas coach Tom Herman said Monday that quarterback Sam Ehlinger is "on schedule" to return this weekend from a first-degree sprain to his throwing shoulder.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Ohio State lost to Purdue, Notre Dame now has the best Strength of Record in the country. This is purely about accomplishment -- how difficult was it to achieve the record you have? Harder to go 7-1 with LSU's schedule than undefeated with Clemson or Alabama's so far.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Pac-12 has just a 1 in 20 shot at putting a team in the playoff. Meanwhile, the SEC is still the most likely conference to get two teams in, but that number has dropped quite a bit over last few weeks.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Strength of Record top 10: strictly a measure a accomplishment this season. Achieving a 6-1 record with LSU's schedule was more difficult than going undefeated thus far with Clemson or Alabama's schedule.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Tom Herman said quarterback Sam Ehlinger has an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder. An MRI is needed, but if it turns out there's no ligament damage, Herman said Ehlinger could be throwing by the end of next week. If that's the case, Ehlinger could start Texas' next game -- Oct. 27 vs. Oklahoma State after an perfectly-timed off week.


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

Shane Buechele came on for injured quarterback Sam Ehlinger early in the first quarter and No. 9 Texas slugged out a 23-17 win over Baylor that ended when the Bears' final pass sailed through the back of the end zone Saturday.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas survives the dreaded "let down" game and a scare from Baylor by emerging with a six-point win. Despite losing starting QB Sam Ehlinger to a shoulder injury, the Longhorns were able to stand tall, get a solid relief effort from Shane Buechele and a strong defensive performance to leave their Big 12 title game hopes intact headed into a well-timed off week.

Texas secures win over Baylor on last-second defensive stop (0:53)
Baylor DE carted off field with arm injury (1:44)
Hurd slides into end zone for 2-yard punch in (0:30)
Buechele airmails interception (0:41)
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Texas QB Ehlinger (shoulder) sidelined in win

Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger left Saturday's 23-17 win over Baylor early in the first quarter with an injury to his throwing shoulder, and coach Tom Herman said after the game that Ehlinger suffered an AC sprain.

Texas DB swoops and snags interception (0:43)
Humphrey plunges in wildcat TD (0:34)
Buechele shows beautiful touch on 44-yard TD pass (0:37)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas starting QB Sam Ehlinger left the Longhorns' game vs. Baylor in the first quarter with a cut on his hand but apparently is also dealing with a right shoulder injury, according to team officials. Ehlinger will be reevaluated at halftime. Shane Buechele has been playing in relief of Ehlinger.

Longhorns-Bears get chippy in Texas (0:39)
Texas legend Ricky Williams tries to pump up home crowd (0:35)
Baylor QB delivers strike for 19-yard TD (0:34)
Ehlinger exits game in 1st quarter (0:36)
Herbstreit: Texas isn't back, but headed in right direction (1:45)

Team Stats

Passing Yards251.448th
Rushing Yards159.0Tied-81st
Points For29.962nd
Points Against23.045th