Texas Football: Social media, fans react to Alamo Bowl loss to UW

Quinn Ewers, Texas football
Quinn Ewers, Texas football /

Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian had a tough fight on their hands on the night of Dec. 29 in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio against a solid No. 12 ranked Washington Huskies squad. First-year head coach Kalen DeBoer brought in a Washington squad that was undefeated against top 25 opponents during the regular season into an important Alamo Bowl game for both teams.

As far as the Longhorns are concerned, this was a really important bowl game mostly for one player. Redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers needed to have a good bowl game to head into the offseason with some confidence that his play was headed in the right direction.

And for the most part, this was a solid outing for Ewers. He was relied upon more to move the ball down the field for this offense than we saw in the last few games of the regular season. Without the services of star junior running back Bijan Robinson and senior running back Roschon Johnson, Ewers became the player that Sark relied on the most on this offense.

Yet, the efforts from Ewers on the night weren’t nearly enough. Despite finishing up with a career-high 369 passing yards on 31 completions and one passing score, Ewers and the Longhorns still fell short by the final score of 27-20 in the Alamo Bowl.

Texas just wasn’t able to come up with the big plays when it was needed tonight. Here’s a look at the social media reactions coming out of Texas’ loss to Washington in the Alamo Bowl.

Social media reacts to Quinn Ewers and Texas football’s up-and-down performance vs. Washington in the Alamo Bowl

While some nice plays were made from sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy in the short and intermediate passing game, he didn’t come up big when the Longhorns needed him to on the deep ball.

This is a great way to put it. Worthy just didn’t hold up his end of the bargain tonight with two bad drops in a row on nice balls from Ewers.

This is so very true. Ewers would’ve had a great connection with redshirt sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Neyor this season. Excited to see what these two can do next year.

Ewers just didn’t get enough help from his receivers.

I disagree with this take. Onside kick was smart. The execution just wasn’t there.

I wasn’t a fan of the usage of both redshirt junior running back Keilan Robinson and redshirt freshman Jonathon Brooks at the outset of this game. Got better as time progressed, though.

Ewers certainly looked like a freshman to end the game. That was quite obviously a horrible final drive.

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Following the loss to the Huskies, Ewers and the Longhorns are sporting a record of 8-5 (6-3 Big 12) to conclude the 2022 season. Meanwhile, Washington wrapped up a special 2022 season under DeBoer in his first year in Seattle with a record of 11-2 (7-2 PAC-12).