4 takeaways from Texas football’s presiding win over UL-Monroe

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Quinn Ewers settled in when it mattered

This game did not start off well for Ewers. The second passing attempt of his collegiate career turned into an interception. And that read was not what you want to see from this young quarterback.

On that interception play, Ewers was rolling out to his right and tried to force the ball into a very tight window. There wasn’t a clear target open on the play and Ewers definitely should’ve just thrown the ball away.

Yet, we see a great response from Ewers on the following drive. He had that quick memory that a lot of young quarterbacks need when they make a mistake like throwing a pick. Ewers put together a touchdown drive that capped with the aforementioned touchdown pass to Sanders.

That was one of two passing touchdowns on the night for Ewers. He also made some throws that were just ultra-impressive and really showed the true arm talent he brings to the table.

Ewers also racked up 225 passing yards on 16 completions, with the aforementioned two passing touchdowns. The other passing touchdown for Ewers went to Bijan on a wheel route out of the backfield.

All in all, this was a pretty successful first start for Ewers. He got more comfortable as the game went along. His footwork looked better, and he was stepping up in the pocket and more naturally going through the necessary reads after that bad first drive where he threw the pick.

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There are plenty of strides that Ewers still has to make. But this game definitely proved that he got more settled and confident as the contest moved along. And he was the best quarterback that got reps on the night with Card struggling behind the second-team offensive line.