Texas Football: 3 offensive standouts from win over West Virginia

Xavier Worthy, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Hudson Card, QB

Since he replaced Quinn Ewers late in the first quarter against Alabama, Hudson Card has given Texas all you can ask for out of a backup quarterback. Still playing on a hobbled ankle, Card had the best game of his Longhorn career on Saturday night.

Card completed 21-of-27 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns. The junior had a very clean game, working all parts of the field to keep the West Virginia defense on their toes.

Although there may be a few throws he wants back, Card stayed poised in the pocket and was able to answer the call after some deep-ball overthrows.

The offensive line has given Card no favors, and Saturday night was no different. He was under constant pressure but continued to do a wonderful job of assessing his pocket and using his (hobbled) legs if needed.

Although this was a two+ score game for the final three quarters, Card had a crucial scramble on a third-and-seven early in the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers were coming off of a touchdown drive, trying to force the Longhorns into a three-and-out.

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Card has put his body on the line for the burnt orange and white week in and week out this season. If last Saturday against West Virginia was Card’s last start as a Longhorn, bravo, young man. You have gained many fans for life.