Before the 2018 season began, many were pondering what’s been an annual question of late: “Is Texas back?” A road loss to an embattled Maryland in the opener suggested no. The last two weeks, however, might say otherwise.
Trailing 13-10 at the half, and then 16-10 in the middle of the third, Texas ripped off 21 straight points to secure a huge 31-16 win over No. 17 TCU in the Big 12 opener for both schools. The win snapped the Longhorns’ four-game losing streak to the Horned Frogs.
Sam Ehlinger passed for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns while rushing for another score in a winning effort. Tre Watson led all rushers with a game-high 58 yards.
Defensively, the Longhorns forced four turnovers — three interceptions, one fumble recovery. Texas was able to turn those turnovers into 14 points.
Combine this impressive win with a 23-point win over then-No. 22 USC the week before, and we’re right back to…
Of course, the answer to the question won’t be definitively answered for another two weeks as, after a road trip to Kansas State, Texas will play host to No. 5 Oklahoma. And, even then, we may not get answer.