Early on in the first quarter of the Texas-Baylor game screened in the beer hall at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, event staff switched the second TV over to the Texas A&M-South Carolina game — to a chorus of boos from the mostly Longhorn-partisan crowd. Old rivalries die hard.
Across town at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the Horns settled for two Cameron Dicker field goals but allowed a Baylor touchdown to trail 7-6 early in the second quarter. Of greater concern was an injury to quarterback Sam Ehlinger, initially presumed to be a bleeding cut on his hand.
The American-Statesman's Brian Davis later reported that Ehlinger was being examined in the locker room for a possible shoulder injury. Ehlinger returned to the field but not to the game, where Shane Buechele helped drive the team into range for Dicker's second field goal.
Meanwhile, the Aggies, ranked No. 22 to the Longhorns' No. 9 (ahem), celebrated a field goal of their own to go up 3-0 over the Gamecocks in the second quarter. Around us, music seeped in from a lively Mon Laferte set at the Honda stage, with Smino set to play on the adjacent Miller Lite stage at 3:30 p.m.
And for all those who gave Paul McCartney a hard time for accidentally flying the Chilean flag during the first weekend of ACL Fest, check out the photo at the top of this story: That's a bit of a Horn-centric adaptation of our state's official banner. We'll let it pass.