4 takeaways from Texas football’s last-second loss to Alabama

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Quinn Ewers is going to be special

The version of Ewers that we saw in this game, at least for the first quarter, was much different than the one we saw in the win in the regular season opener against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. The Texas offense was rolling while Ewers was in this game.

He had multiple nice throws that really put a lot of stress on the talented Alabama defense. That included a nice 46-yard deep ball to star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy just prior to the shoulder injury he suffered at the end of the first quarter.

Before he exited this game with the shoulder injury, Ewers completed nine of his 12 passing attempts for 134 passing yards, no passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. He showed some more highlighting plays that really put his insane arm talent on display.

It’s also clear that Sark trusts Ewers a lot more to open up the offensive playbook than Card. There was a ton of motion, deep throws, and overall aggressive playcalling when Ewers was in the game.

I don’t know if it was due to the injury to Card or just a lack of trust in his ability to open up the offense, but it was clear that Sark was way more willing to open up the playbook for Ewers.