3 takeaways from Texas football’s convincing win over UTSA

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Hudson Card continues to show his toughness

There’s nothing bad you can say about junior quarterback Hudson Card at this point of the season. He’s played through a right high ankle sprain and nearly led Texas to two straight difficult wins. If not for a multitude of bounces going against the Longhorns last weekend against the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, Card would’ve led Texas to an undefeated start to the non-conference portion of the regular season schedule.

Yet, we still have to give props to Card for playing through the ankle sprain in this game. Card’s stats aren’t going to jump off the page at you by any means, but he was solid where he needed to be. That included some ultra-impressive scramble plays where he picked up some necessary yardage for this team.

Despite the ankle injury, Card finished up this game completing 15 of his 23 passing attempts (65.2 completion percentage) for 163 passing yards, one passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Card also added 35 rushing yards on four yards with no rushing scores.

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Texas will need Card to come up big next weekend when this team opens up the Big 12 slate on the road against Texas Tech. And if he looks as good next weekend against Tech as he did in this tough matchup against a physical UTSA front seven, Texas should be in good hands in Lubbock.

Card deserves all the respect he can get for playing through this ankle sprain at such a high level these last two weeks.