Tigers defeat Longhorns in Top 10 meeting in Austin

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 9 Texas Longhorns claimed they were back as an elite team following their Bowl win. However, in their second game of the season, the team still has some work to do to be elite once again.

The No. 6 LSU Tigers defeated the Longhorns, 45-38, on Saturday night at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.

LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow attempts a pass against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the rain
Joe Burrow attempts a pass against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the rain (Getty Images)

The Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season. With the loss, the Longhorns fell to 1-1.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow went 31 of 39 for 471 yards. He had four touchdown passes and one interception.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 15 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown.

Justin Jefferson had nine receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns. Ja’Marr Chase had eight receptions for 147 yards, while Terrace Marshall Jr. Also had six receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger went 31 of 47 for 401 yards. He also had four touchdown passes.

The 401 passing yards by Ehlinger was a career-high. It is also the sixth-most in a Longhorns game.

Ehlinger had 19 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown. Roschon Johnson had seven carries for 32 yards.

Devin Duvernay had 12 receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Brennan Eagles had five receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown, while Collin Johnson had three receptions for 49 yards.

Duvernay and Eagles became the 16th pair of teammates to have at least 100 receiving yards in a game.

Jake Smith had a 20-yard touchdown reception.

Burrow hit Jefferson for a six-yard touchdown reception. The duo also connected on a 21-yard touchdown reception.

The quarterback also hit Terrace Marshall Jr. for a 26-yard touchdown reception. Burrow hit Jefferson for a 61-yard touchdown reception.

Edwards-Helaire also scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown. Cade York also made two field goals.

Ehlinger hit Eagles for a 55-yard touchdown reception. He also hit Smith for a 20-yard touchdown reception.

The quarterback also scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. Ehlinger hit Duvernay for a 44-yard touchdown reception.

The duo also connected on a 15-yard touchdown reception. Cameron Dicker also made a 47 yard field goal.

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