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Ehlinger’s four touchdown passes lead No. 11 Texas past West Virginia, 42-31

Quarterback Sam Ehlinger accounted for four touchdowns — two passing and two rushing — to help lead the University of Texas football team to a 42-31 road victory at West Virginia (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — No. 11  Texas combined a tried and true method with a little trickeration, and added a double shot of Jamison (D’Shawn, that is), for a rousing 42-31 win over West Virginia Saturday in Big 12 Conference play at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Quarterback Sam Ehlinger provided the tried and true, passing for 211 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two additional scores. The trickery came via fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns by players usually used in other roles, while Jamison’s two athletic interceptions set the table for the Longhorns.

The victory

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .