Texas quarterback Shane Buechele enters the field against the California Golden Bears during the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas’ Shane Buechele feels fine after big hit

Posted September 19th, 2016

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On Monday, Texas quarterback Shane Buechele said he was feeling fine after being temporarily sidelined during Saturday’s game against California.

Buechele left the 50-43 loss to Cal after he absorbed a hit from Cal defensive lineman Devante Wilson in the first quarter. Buechele was diagnosed with a chest injury following that incomplete pass, but he only missed three series. Buechele re-entered the game in the second quarter, and he threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Jacorey Warrick on the eighth play following his return.

Texas officials announced that Buechele was examined for a chest injury. Buechele told reporters on Monday that he did not hurt his head on the play.

“I’m feeling great,” said Buechele, who speculated that he may have landed on the football awkwardly. “(It’s) a new day.”

During his freshman year, Buechele has thrown for 720 yards and seven touchdowns. He has completed 66.3 percent of his 86 pass attempts and been intercepted twice. Buechele was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week in each of the season’s first two weeks, but he lost his crown to Baylor running back JaMycal Hasty after a 196-yard performance against Cal.

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