Texas football QB Quinn Ewers will dress vs. Texas Tech

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Good news arrived for Texas football ahead of the Big 12 opener this weekend on the road against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Courtesy of head coach Steve Sarkisian, Texas got the news that redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers will be traveling with the team to Lubbock this weekend and he will suit up for the game.

This news arrived from Sark during his pregame press conference on Sep. 22.

Sark also announced that true freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy will travel with the team and suit up for the Big 12 opener.

Joe Cook of Inside Texas tweeted out some of the news from Sark’s Thursday press conference this week, further noting that junior quarterback Hudson Card is a “given” to travel with the team this weekend. He also mentioned that the other quarterback to travel to Lubbock this weekend will probably be redshirt freshman Charles Wright.

Quinn Ewers will travel with Texas football this weekend to face Texas Tech

Ewers originally suffered a clavicle sprain in Texas’ loss to the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Sep. 10. The original prognosis for the freshman quarterback was that he would miss around four-to-six weeks recovering from the sprain on his non-throwing shoulder. But that prognosis now looks to be more conservative than his recovery timeline will be in reality.

Although, it is yet to be known who QB1 will be for the Longhorns against the Red Raiders this weekend. In Texas’ win over the UTSA Roadrunners at home on Sep. 17, it was Card who led this team to the convincing 41-20 triumph.

Card led Texas to that win over UTSA despite playing through an injury issue of his own. Card sprained his right ankle in Texas’ loss to Alabama on Sep. 10. But he fought through that injury last weekend in a valiant effort against the Roadrunners.

Meanwhile, Murphy has not taken any live-game reps so far this season, but it is good to hear that he will be traveling with the team after Sark said he was “not healthy” in a press conference when asked last week.

If Ewers is able to get the start this weekend, that would obviously be big for Texas. But Texas still looks to be in good hands if Card takes the reigns for the offense against Tech.

So far this season, Card has completed 66 percent of his 50 passing attempts for 343 passing yards, one passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Meanwhile, Ewers has completed 69.4 percent of his 36 passing attempts on the season, good for 359 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, and one pick.

Card has played in all three games this season for the Longhorns. Ewers got the start in the first two weeks prior to suffering the aforementioned clavicle sprain in the first quarter against the Tide.

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Texas heads into this matchup against Texas Tech with a record of 2-1 (0-0 Big 12) after the crucial 21-point win over UTSA on Sep. 17. Kickoff time between Texas and Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Sep. 24.