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Reports: Sam Ehlinger to start for Texas vs. USC

Tom Herman and his stance appear more comfortably with the healthy true freshman than the injured sophomore.

NCAA Football: San Jose State at Texas Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

When the Texas Longhorns takes the field for the first time tonight against No. 4 USC, it will be true freshman Sam Ehlinger who runs out with the first-team offense, as he’ll get the start tonight over Shane Buechele, according multiple reports.

Per the reports, Ehlinger received most of the first-team snaps in pregame warmups:

With Buechele sidelined last weekend with a bruised shoulder, Ehlinger made his collegiate debut, completing 15 of 27 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown. More notably, he utilized his legs on a variety of occasions, keeping several drives alive and rushing for 48 yards.