Dallas (AP) – Casey Thompson passed for 170 yards and 4 touchdowns with no. 24 Texas transformed an injuries to senior quarterback Mike Ehlinger and beat Colorado 55-23 within the Valero Alamo Bowl on Tuesday night.
Newcomer running back Bijan Robinson had 183 yards on 10 carries obtaining a TD for Texas (7-3).
The Longhorns are undefeated in five bowl games under Tom Herman.
Ehlinger missed the 2nd half after sustaining a shoulder injuries within the second quarter. He came back for that field within the third quarter in warmups, together with his right arm within the sling. There was not immediate word across the extent of Ehlinger’s injuries.
Ehlinger performed the whole first half, finishing 10-of-16 passes for 160 yards along with a score.
Colorado was playing its sixth bet on year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 initially canceled its season simply to reverse decision and delay the beginning until November. 7.
The Buffaloes (4-2) had two games canceled because of virus issues, but competed within the Alamo Bowl despite neglecting to give the standard six win threshold needed for your postseason due to this season’s unusual conditions.
The Longhorns arrived on the scene more polished throughout, striking rapidly to begin both halves.
Fueled getting a 39-yard pass from Ehlinger to Joshua Moore, Texas drove 74 yards on four plays in 50 seconds on its opening possession. Robinson dove searching to have an 8-yard TD run with 12:51 left within the opening quarter.
Robinson scored again two possessions later, catching a 14-yard pass from Ehlinger with 5:28 living in the first.
The Longhorns didn’t return without Ehlinger.
Thompson began the 2nd half as opposed to Ehlinger and introduced Texas having a touchdown on its opening possession. Thompson completed a 13-yard scoring pass to Moore just 37 seconds towards the third for almost any 24-10 advantage.
Thompson completed 8 of 10 passes within the victory.
He added a 25-yard touchdown pass to Moore, a 23-yarder to Robinson along with a 73-yarder to Kelvontay Dixon.
Texas’ Cameron Dicker set an Alamo Bowl record obtaining a 53-yard field goal late within the first half that extended the Longhorns’ result in 17-7.
Colorado’s only sustained drive within the first quarter introduced to have an interception when Mike Noyer place in several four defenders. Linebacker DeMarvion Overshown had his second interception of the season, picking off Noyer inside the Buffaloes’ 11-yard line.
Jarek Broussard rushed for 82 yards and two touchdown on 27 carries for Colorado.
TAKEAWAYS: Colorado – Regardless of the lopsided loss, Karl Dorrell’s tenure while using the Buffaloes is away and off and away to a great beginning. Colorado went 3-one inch the Pac-12 under Dorrell, who signed a 5-year contract within the offseason.
Texas – The Longhorns found a dependable substitute for Ehlinger in Thompson. The 6-foot-1 sophomore displayed his elusiveness, staying away from huge hurry at the outset of the following quarter for almost any 22-yard run. Also, he proven his arm strength by tossing within the defense for almost any 73-yard touchdown to Dixon within the 4th.