Texas Football: 3 bold predictions vs. TCU Horned Frogs in Week 5

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1. Sam Ehlinger will not be denied the end zone

It may be too early to say this, but Texas should be excited about Sam Ehlinger’s play so far this season. Ehlinger already has 688 yards through the air and 81 yards on the ground. His 11 total touchdowns and just one interception have also been impressive.

His mobility and accuracy have made him a lethal against defenses. Some will make the argument that he has only played UTEP and Texas Tech so far. It doesn’t matter who is on any team’s schedule. Scoring 59 and 63 points are one way to make a statement to the country.

Ehlinger has elevated his game this season cutting down on turnovers and improving his decision making. He has already cemented his name in what will be a wide-open Heisman race. At this rate, Ehlinger is on pace for 3,440 passing yards and 50 passing touchdowns in ten games. Will that happen? Most likely not, but still impressive.

In the last two seasons, Ehlinger has helped Texas to a 4-1 start but finishing under ten wins. It will be on him to keep the Longhorns on track and win games. The Big 12 is weak and if he doesn’t take advantage of it with a conference title, he might cost coach Tom Herman his job.

TCU’s defense surprisingly struggled in the secondary which is typically their strength. With the Horned Frogs trying to find their identity still, Ehlinger will have a field day with TCU. Expect him to put up big stats and have another five or more touchdown performance Saturday.