Texas QB Sam Ehlinger has plenty of passing options heading into Big 12 opener at Texas Tech

Losing two of the most prolific receivers in program history left Texas with a problem: Where would senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger throw the ball in 2020?

The transfer market and a receiver who sat out 2019 while suspended quickly answered that question for the No. 8 Longhorns.

Joshua Moore scored on the first play of the season against UTEP, graduate transfers Brenden Schooler and Tarik Black both scored, and even walk-on Kai Money found the end zone as Ehlinger tossed five touchdown passes in the first half.

After a week off in which they climbed back into the top 10, the Longhorns open Big 12 play on Saturday at Texas Tech (1-0), which surrendered 527 yards passing yards to Houston Baptist in the Red Raiders’ opener.

Ehlinger spread his five scoring passes around to five receivers. He had to. His favorite targets last season, Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson, are

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Can Texas Tech find an answer for Sam Ehlinger?

Here are five things to watch in Saturday’s local and regional games, according to SportsDay’s Chuck Carlton:

Can Texas Tech’s secondary find an answer for Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger? The Tech defense was torched by Houston Baptist’s Bailey Zappe for 567 yards and four touchdowns two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Ehlinger threw for 426 yards and five touchdowns in little more than a half against UTEP.

What about Texas A&M’s young receivers? As everyone in maroon pretty well knows, the Aggies lost their top four players at the position from last season thanks to NFL decisions and injuries. Which receiver will step up against Vanderbilt and stake a claim by developing game chemistry with Kellen Mond? Youth is a factor. Of the 10 receivers listed on the depth chart, only junior Hezekiah Jones is not a freshman or sophomore.

How different will Baylor look under Dave Aranda? It looks like the

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