3 takeaways from Texas football’s finale win over Baylor

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Quinn Ewers, Texas football
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Quinn Ewers did what needed to be done, outside of two plays

There is going to be a lot of hate going the way of Ewers after this game. And it will all come thanks to him making two freshman mistakes that could be avoided.

I will say that the two big mistakes that Ewers made in this game need to be avoided next season.

For the time being, though, I’m not going to be all that harsh on Ewers. The fact of the matter is that he was pretty efficient in this game considering the circumstances.

Ewers completed 12 of 16 passing attempts, good for nearly 200 passing yards, no passing scores, and no interceptions. He did have the one fumble that went for a costly Baylor touchdown in the second half.

Quinn also came up with his first career rushing touchdown in the first quarter. That was the first rushing touchdown of his collegiate career.

But I would go so far as to say as this was one of the better games for Ewers this season. Considering how he had constant pressure in his face, and went down for a season-high five sacks, he played pretty well.

Ewers would have just three incompletions and would’ve posted one passing touchdown if sophomore tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders came up with a catchable ball that was an easy jog into the end zone in the first half.

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This was nothing close to a perfect game from Ewers. But there were a lot of throws that were impressive. He continued to play the “game manager” role well for Sark and the Longhorns.

I do want to see his development pick up heading into the offseason. But it’s still nice to see Ewers making more positive plays than negative ones in the last couple of weeks.