Ebene News – US – Non 20 Football wins Valero Alamo Bowl – University of Texas Athletics

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The No 20 The Texas football team have won the Valero Alamo Bowl for the second year in a row and recorded their fourth straight win under Tom Herman, with a victory of 55 -23 over Colorado (4-2; 3-1 Pac-12) Tuesday at the Alamodome KEY MOMENTS CSSEETCHAR NOTES
• Seven of Texas’ 22 starters against Colorado were freshmen, including six real freshmen Four of those seven were making their first college debuts Plus senior WR Brenden Schooler and second LB Jett Bush each made their first departures to Texas Tuesday evening
• The Longhorns only needed four games and 50 seconds of playing time to score the first points in the Alamo Bowl, as true rookie RB Bijan Robinson rushed into the end zone at eight meters He also recorded a 27-yard carry over on UT’s first scrum play, followed by a 39-yard reception from WR Joshua Moore.
• Texas defense forced Colorado to treble on its first two possessions of the game On the third possession, the Buffaloes moved the chains for the first time, then immediately had a pass intercepted by LB DeMarvion Overshown to the line from 11 yards from UT Overshown have recorded a broken pass or interception in eight of 10 games this season
• With Texas in possession, Robinson broke a 50-yard run and then added a second touchdown on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Sam Ehlinger to help give the Longhorns a 14-0 lead after the first quarter
• Freshman DL Alfred Collins, one of seven freshmen starting Tuesday, made an acrobatic game to save his first career interception and keep the Buffaloes scoreless in the first quarter
• Junior K Cameron Dicker threw a 53-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter to give Texas a 17-7 advantage It was his third career goal over 50 yards, tied for the seventh most in school history Dicker’s kick was also the second longest goal for a Longhorn in a bowl game and the longest kick in the Alamo Bowl record
• True rookie DL Vernon Broughton, making his second appearance this season, scored his first career sack to force Colorado to throw a 40-yard field goal as he drove into Texas territory at the end of the season. first half The kick went through the uprights and gave Longhorn a 17-10 advantage at half time
• In the third quarter, second quarterback Casey Thompson took over from Ehlinger, who left the game at half-time with an injury. In Thompson’s first practice behind center, Robinson broke a 66-yard run – a Longhorn’s second longest run in a bowl game – then Thompson found WR Joshua Moore on a 13-yard touchdown pass to give Texas a 24-10 advantage
• Thompson found Moore on Longhorns possession, this time a 25-yard strike, to give Texas a 31-10 lead Moore’s two touchdowns tied the school record for receiving touchdowns in a game bowl, and was the first to reach that mark since Jordan Shipley in the 2010 BCS Championship Game against Alabama
• Thompson threw his third touchdown in the opening play of the fourth quarter, connecting to Robinson for 23 yards. It was Robinson’s second receiving touchdown of the game (third overall), matching him with Moore and seven more for school touchdown record in a bowl game He is the first Texas running back to win multiple touchdowns in a bowl game
• Thompson threw a 73-yard touchdown, his fourth of the game, to rookie WR Kelvontay Dixon, his first career touchdown, in the fourth quarter to give Texas a 48-23 lead Thompson’s four touchdowns equal Major Applewhite (2001 vacation) for the most by a Longhorn in a bowling game, while Dixon’s 73-yard capture was the fifth-longest in UT’s record in a bowl game
• After his fourth touchdown, Thompson was replaced by a true rookie Hudson Card at quarterback Thompson finished 8 of 10 for 170 yards and four touchdowns, and left Texas with a 48-23 lead.
• Midway through the fourth quarter, second RB Roschon Johnson smashed a 21-yard touchdown to take Texas’ lead to 55-23 His run helped break Texas bowling records for most runs scored and most total offensive yards The Longhorns finished Tuesday’s Alamo Bowl with 55 points and 638 yards on offense (335 passes / 303 rush) Texas is the first FBS program to rush and pass during the under 300 yards in a bowl game from Oregon in the Rose Bowl vs 2015 Florida State
The Valero Alamo Bowl concludes the 2020 season for the Longhorns, who finish 7-3 (5-3 Big 12) Texas are currently scheduled to open their 2021 season against Louisiana on Saturday September 4, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

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Ebene News – US – No 20 Football wins Valero Alamo Bowl – University of Texas Athletics

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