Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger wears the Golden Hat after Texas' 48-45 win over Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 6. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Big 12 once again rewards Texas after Ehlinger, Dicker lead the Longhorns past Oklahoma

Posted October 8th, 2018


After leading their hometown team to a win in the Red River Showdown, Sam Ehlinger and Cameron Dicker represented Texas on the Big 12’s weekly honor roll on Monday.

A sophomore quarterback, Ehlinger has been named the the Big 12’s offensive player on the week. The conference also recognized Dicker as its special teams player of the week. Ehlinger and Dicker, a freshman kicker, both hail from Austin.

Texas freshman Cameron Dicker (17) kicks the game-winning field goal against Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 6, 2018. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]
In guiding Texas to its 48-45 victory, Ehlinger threw for 314 yards, ran for 72 yards and accounted for five touchdowns. He also had an eight-yard reception.


The five touchdowns were a career-high for Ehlinger. He is the first Longhorn quarterback to record five touchdowns in the 113-game history of the Red River Showdown. His 394 yards of total offense were also a record for UT quarterbacks in that rivalry game.

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Dicker kicked two field goals and six extra points against Oklahoma. His second field goal was a 40-yard kick with nine seconds left.

Dicker also recorded touchbacks on six of his nine kickoffs.

This marks the fourth straight week that the Big 12 has given at least one of its weekly awards to a Longhorn. Punt returner D’Shawn Jamison (special teams), safety Caden Sterns (newcomer) and linebacker Gary Johnson (defensive) had been recognized over the previous three weeks.

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