Ehlinger leads No. 14 Texas romp over UTEP 59-3

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Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) throws a pass against UTEP during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

By JIM VERTUNO

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger passed for a career-high five touchdowns in the first half and No. 14 Texas rolled over UTEP 59-3. Ehlinger’s first throw was a 78-yard touchdown to Joshua Moore on the first play. Ehlinger finished with 426 yards passing and left the game midway through the third quarter. Texas announced a crowd of 15,337 in a stadium that usually holds almost 100,000. Students using season ticket passes had to first pass a COVID-19 test provided by the school on Friday. Texas reported 95 positive cases among 1,198 student tests taken. Students were the only fans required to be tested.