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No. 9 Texas football falls short against No. 6 LSU, 45-38

Quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns, but it was not enough as the No. 9 Texas football team fell to No. 6 LSU, 45-38 (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Saturday’s battle at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium between No. 9 Texas and sixth-ranked LSU could have been a heavyweight prizefight based on all the haymakers landed by the two teams and the times the Longhorns, especially, got up after being knocked down.

In the end, it was the Tigers who landed the most, and most meaningful punches, as quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 471 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Justin Jefferson, and LSU outlasted the Longhorns, 45-38, before a raucous crowd of 98,763.

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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 .