The Texas Longhorns certainly have the right to claim their stake in multiple discussions around which type of talent they produce best. Discussions around ‘who is DBU’ or ‘who is WRU’ roam the halls every offseason and include the Longhorns at every turn.
However, one discussion that rarely comes up is about their productive kickers that seemingly come out of nowhere, and Bert Auburn is rising in those rankings.
Bert Auburn Makes Texas History
With his second field goal of the evening, Auburn made Texas history.
Auburn drilled his 25th field goal of the season during the second quarter against Texas Tech, his second of the game. Having previously tied the record with his 34-yard field goal in the first quarter, Auburn is now alone in the history books for the Longhorns.
Auburn kicked home a 37-yard field goal to put him atop the list of most field goals made in a single season by a Texas kicker. With 25 field goals, he’s now clear one of Hunter Lawrence and his 2009 campaign.
It was also Auburn’s 16th straight made field goal, also a Texas record.
Similarly, Auburn tied the record with 15 straight with his first-quarter field goal, and the 37-yarder broke the record against the Red Raiders. Auburn now owns the record for most consecutive field goals made in Texas history after passing Anthony Fera (2013) and Phil Dawson (1996-97).
Auburn has knocked home 25-of-30 field goals this year and maintains his unblemished record of perfect extra points to start his Texas career. After making 21 field goals and 55 extra points a season ago, Auburn is closing in on the all-time mark for total points scored in Texas history if he keeps this pace up for another season in Burnt Orange.
Texas is taking on Texas Tech in a heated rivalry game on Black Friday during the Week 13 slate of college football.