5 reasons why Texas football can win the Big 12 after domination of OU

Quinn Ewers, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman- USA TODAY NETWORK
Quinn Ewers, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman- USA TODAY NETWORK /
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Quinn Ewers takes this offense to new heights

This is the elephant in the room when talking about the threat that Texas now presents to the rest of the Big 12. Texas clearly boasts the most talented starting quarterback in the Big 12 with Ewers.

Yet, it’s not just the raw arm talent that Ewers brings to the table that makes him and this entire offensive unit special. It’s what the ability of Ewers does for the offensive scheme, and how it brings all of Sark’s concepts to life, that makes him a real difference-maker for this team potentially on the national stage.

Ewers proved in the first quarter of the Alabama game and against Oklahoma last weekend that he is destined to be a future Heisman Trophy contender, at least if he stays on this trajectory. Since the first quarter of the Alabama game, Ewers has registered nearly 500 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, and one interception.

With Ewers leading the offense, Sark essentially has all plays at his disposal in the playbook. The deep and intermediate outside passing game really come to life with Ewers’ arm talent. He proved that in the win over Oklahoma with 168 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and no picks on intermediate and deep passes against the Sooners.

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I would assume that Ewers is only going to continue to get better from here on out. The more he got in a rhythm last weekend against the Sooners, the more dangerous this offense became. The same will likely be true for the Longhorns against some other tough defenses moving forward such as Iowa State and Oklahoma State.