Sarkisian takes a jab at Quinn Ewers about ‘bad’ interception vs. OU

Quinn Ewers, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian saw his team absolutely dismantle new head coach Brent Venables and the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 8. Oklahoma suffered the worst shutout loss in program history on the afternoon of Oct. 8, by the dominant final score of 49-0.

This was also the biggest margin of victory in Red River for the Longhorns ever. Texas controlled this game through and through, winning every single quarter by a margin of at least one touchdown.

The version of this Texas team we saw on this day was very different from the one we saw at times in the previous three or four weeks.

One of the major reasons for this big-time turnaround for Texas in Red River this weekend was the play of redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers upon his return to the lineup. Ewers got the start at quarterback for the first time since he originally suffered a clavicle sprain of his non-throwing shoulder in the loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sep. 10.

Steve Sarkisian jokes with Texas football QB Quinn Ewers about his interception after the win over OU

Ewers was fantastic for Texas in this game, as he completed 21 of his 31 passing attempts for 289 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, and one interception. He put up a career-best in every single one of the major passing categories in this game.

However, Sark took joked around with Ewers following this great performance from Texas’ freshman QB. In his postgame press conference following this win over OU on Oct. 8, Sark joked around saying that he told Ewers in the game that pick “might have been one of the worst interceptions I’ve ever seen”.

You could obviously tell that Sark was joking about that as he also noted that Ewers “played really well” and that he was a “cool customer” in this game.

I have to imagine that Sark is thrilled about what he is seeing from his offense with Ewers back in the lineup. This offensive gameplan is really coming to life in a very potent fashion with Ewers leading the way.

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Following this demolition of the Sooners on Oct. 8, Texas is sporting a record of 4-2 (2-1 Big 12). Next up for Sark, Ewers, and the Longhorns is a matchup at home against the Iowa State Cyclones at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 15.