Texas football vs. UTSA: Hudson Card could be the starter for Week 3

Hudson Card, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Hudson Card, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

In roughly 24 hours, Texas football will kick off against the UTSA Roadrunners and head coach Jeff Traylor in what will be the final non-conference game of the regular season for this team. The biggest overarching storyline surrounding Texas heading into the weekend has to do with the quarterback situation.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns are fighting through some quarterback injuries that ran rampant since last weekend’s matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Texas saw both redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers and junior quarterback Hudson Card experience various injury issues during last weekend’s game against Alabama.

Ewers was injured late in the first quarter after a hard hit from sophomore Alabama edge rusher Dallas Turner that wound up causing a sprained clavicle that will probably keep him out for the next few weeks. It looks like the soonest we could see Ewers back is in early October.

Meanwhile, Card clearly came up hobbled on his right ankle in the second half. He took a big hit on a sack that wound up causing a high ankle sprain. Card was limited in practice throughout the week getting treatment on that right ankle.

Will Hudson Card be QB1 for Texas football vs. UTSA?

This led to some questions surrounding what Texas’ quarterback situation will look like on Sep. 17 against UTSA.

Some speculate (myself included) that redshirt freshman Charles Wright could be QB1 this weekend. And there is still a chance that could come to fruition.

Yet, according to a report from Horns247 on Sep. 16 (paid content), the plan appears to be that Card will be QB1 on gameday unless he’s unable to go in the midst of the contest. It looks like Sark and the Longhorns are planning on Card starting until proven otherwise.

There is still the possibility that we see Wright taking some of the starting reps on Sep. 17. If the high ankle sprain is still bothering Card to the point where he physically can’t play or he is just too ineffective, then Wright will be the next QB up behind him.

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Texas heads into this meeting with UTSA sporting a record of 1-1 (0-0 Big 12) following the tough one-point loss to Alabama last weekend. Kickoff time between Texas and UTSA on Sep. 17 is set for 7 p.m. CT at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.