Buechele Shines Again, No. 11 Texas Beats UTEP 41-7

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AUSTIN (AP) — Freshman quarterback Shane Buechele passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns and No. 11 Texas backed up its first national ranking since 2013 with a 41-7 victory over UTEP on Saturday night.

Buechele also showed some skills running the zone read option, giving the Longhorns (2-0) another wrinkle in their new offense.

Buechele threw touchdown passes of 29 and 7 yards to Jerrod Heard, who started at quarterback most of 2015 but moved to wide receiver this season. He also connected with Dorian Leonard for a 46-yard score in the third quarter that made it 34-7.

Aaron Jones ran for 123 yards and a 51-yard touchdown for UTEP (1-1).

The Longhorns avoided a big letdown after their 50-47 overtime victory over Notre Dame that eased some of the pressure off coach Charlie Strong after two losing seasons.

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