Hudson Card anticipated to start for Texas football vs. UTSA

Hudson Card, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK
Hudson Card, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK /

A big-time matchup awaits for No. 21 ranked Texas football as they cap the non-conference slate at home on Sep. 17 against head coach Jeff Traylor and the defending Conference-USA Champion UTSA Roadrunners. Texas has some quarterback issues that have dominated the headlines on the Forty Acres in the last week or so.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian, quarterbacks coach AJ Milwee, and the Longhorns had a trio of injuries to work through in the QB room this week that led to some questions heading into this matchup against UTSA.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers suffered a clavicle sprain in last weekend’s tough one-point loss to the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide that should keep him out for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, junior quarterback Hudson Card suffered a high ankle sprain on his right leg that looked like it could potentially keep him out against UTSA this weekend.

Yet, a report from Chris Hummer of 247Sports this weekend indicates that Card is likely to be the starting quarterback for the Longhorns in this battle against the Roadrunners.

Hudson Card looks to be the expected QB for Texas football vs. UTSA

Hummer tweeted on the morning of Sep. 17 that “barring an injury setback, Texas is expected to start Hudson Card at quarterback against UTSA”.

This is about the strongest indication we’ve had that shows who Texas could be starting at the quarterback position on Sep. 17.

It is also worth mentioning that true freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy is apparently dealing with a wrist injury that he recently suffered which has limited him in practice. Some Texas fans mentioned the possibility of Murphy getting reps as QB1 if Ewers and Card couldn’t go coming out of the loss to the Tide last weekend. But that clearly won’t happen with the rhetoric we’ve heard from Sark this week.

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Texas heads into this meeting with UTSA with a record of 1-1 (0-0 Big 12) following the tough last-second loss to Alabama at home on Sep. 10. 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.