Joshua Moore emerging as big-play threat for Longhorns

Sam Ehlinger has taken a spread-the-wealth approach to begin the season as he acclimates to a largely inexperienced cast of pass-catchers. This effort has led to nine Longhorns hauling in passes from Texas’ senior signal caller in each of the first two games, with five Longhorns having at least four receptions to their name early on.

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Of that bunch, redshirt sophomore receiver Joshua Moore is beginning to separate himself as a bit of a security blanket for Ehlinger, and certainly as a big-play threat.

Though the quality of opponent warranted evaluating that performance with a grain of salt, Moore’s six-catch, 127-yard outing against UTEP, which began with a 78-yard catch and run touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, may have served as a significant early building block. Following Moore’s initial explosion for a touchdown, each of his next five

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