5 takeaways from Texas football’s dominant shutout win over OU

Quinn Ewers, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Quinn Ewers is the key to unlocking Sarkisian’s offensive brilliance

We’ve already talked a good bit about the impact that the return of Ewers had on this game for the Longhorns. The Texas offense was insanely explosive and you could feel the difference that his presence had in this game compared to the last few weeks with junior quarterback Hudson Card getting the start in the absence of Ewers.

I do want to mention that I think Card performed admirably and was really solid in Texas’ 38-20 win over West Virginia last weekend.

But the fact of the matter is that this offense completely opens up with Ewers taking the reigns. His insane arm talent combined with his ability to read the field and make tough passes at weird angles makes him a very different threat for opposing defenses to prepare for compared to Card.

Moreover, Ewers finished up this game with 21 completions on 31 passing attempts, good for 289 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, and one interception. There were a few instances of Ewers forcing throws and having turnover-worthy plays. But his other nice throws more than made up for the turnover-worthy plays in this game.

It’s also worth noting that the offensive line held up very well in front of Ewers in this game. Ewers wasn’t sacked a single time. And he even scrambled on two plays, one of which went for double-digit yards and picked up a key first down.

If this is what we see from Ewers for the rest of the season, the sky really is the limit for this team. Ewers was nothing short of amazing.