29 Nov

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Texas football rises up on Senior Day, wallops Texas Tech, 49-24

Devin Duvernay caught six passes for 199 yards in his final home game, a 49-24 win over Texas Tech on Texas football's Senior Day (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel
Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Now that’s more like it.

In a season in which Texas was first up and one of the nation’s media darlings, and then down and continually pronounced as one of the year’s most overrated teams, the Longhorns finally put together their most balanced and effort-filled game in a month ... and it was readily welcomed.

Quarterback Sam Ehlinger passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 83 yards and another score as Texas came back from an early deficit to swamp Texas Tech, 49-24, Friday afternoon in Austin, Texas.

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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 .