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Sam Ehlinger breaks Texas’ single-season QB rushing TD record

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His second rushing touchdown of the game set the program’s single-season quarterback rushing touchdown record.

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On the opening drive of the game of the Texas Longhorns Sugar Bowl showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs, the Horns capped off a 75-yard drive with a two-yard rushing touchdown on a well designed quarterback keeper from Sam Ehlinger.

This touchdown put the sophomore alongside Vince Young (2004) and Donnie Wigginton (1971) as co-owners of the school’s single-season rushing touchdown record (14).

A few possessions later, following a forced fumble by the defense inside of Georgia territory, Ehlinger opened up the second quarter facing a critical third down. He then delivered with a patient quarterback scramble and found his way to the end zone to put the Longhorns up 17-0.

More notably, though, with this 11-yard rushing touchdown, Ehlinger made the school’s single-season rushing touchdowns record his own, as he now stands atop the Longhorns record books with 15 rushing touchdowns from the quarterback position.