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You’ll never know how a player will react in his first career start, even if it’s a former 5-star recruit. But despite an up-and-down performance, Maalik Murphy did his job and led the Longhorns to a 35-6 victory over BYU.
Murphy tossed for 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns but also turned the ball over twice, including a fumble in the red zone.
How would you grade Murphy’s first career start at Texas?
He’ll get start No. 2 this Saturday against No. 23 Kansas State, with the Longhorns opening as a five-point favorite over the Wildcats. Give us your pick for the game!
Check back later in the week for the results!