4 overreactions from Texas football’s complete team win over WVU

Barryn Sorrell, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Hudson Card, Texas football
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A performance that we needed to see out of Texas football came to fruition this weekend in a convincing double-digit win over head coach Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on the night of Oct. 1. Texas topped West Virginia this weekend by the final score of 38-20.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns looked much improved against West Virginia after putting up a disappointing performance on the road last weekend in an upset loss at the hands of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Texas needed to build some momentum this weekend to get this team’s confidence up before they face the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 8. And with Oklahoma getting blown out by the TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth on Oct. 1, there is plenty to feel good about for Texas heading into Red River next weekend.

Hudson Card and Xavier Worthy lead Texas football to a win over West Virginia

Here’s a look at four overreactions from the Longhorns’ win in Week 5 over West Virginia at home.

Hudson Card will continue to become one of the better Power Five QBs next season

For the second straight week, we saw a ton of improvement out of junior quarterback Hudson Card leading the way for this Texas offense. Card had a career game in this win over West Virginia on Oct. 1.

Card finished up this game by completing 21 of his 27 passing attempts for a career-high 303 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. That was good for a career-best passer efficiency rating of 208.7.

What was truly impressive about this performance from Card, though, was how well he held up under pressure and some of the success he had finding his targets in the passing game downfield. In fact, Card excelled throwing the ball all around the yard in this game.

He completed three of his five passing attempts on deep balls for more than 100 passing yards and two passing scores.

Card also really thrived under pressure in this game. He completed seven of eight passing attempts on passing plays where he came under pressure, good for 165 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, no interceptions, and a whopping six first downs.

There are so many positive things I have to say about Card’s performance in this win over West Virginia. Unfortunately for him, it looks like redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers is set to return to action next weekend in Red River against Oklahoma.

As long as Ewers’ health is able to hold up for the rest of the season, this might be the last we see of Card as a starting quarterback for the Longhorns. If that is the case, I would imagine that Card ponders hitting the NCAA Transfer Portal next offseason where he could become one of the better Power Five quarterbacks at another stop in 2023.