Quinn Ewers is a legit Heisman contender
Ewers had the performance in this win over Alabama that he looked to be on track for before he was knocked out with an upper-body injury by Tide linebacker Dallas Turner in the matchup between these two teams in Austin last season. The stud sophomore quarterback finished this game with 24 completions on 38 passing attempts for 349 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Ewers played nearly a spotless game, especially considering he was able to connect with Worthy and Mitchell on the deep ball. He was composed and methodical, leading the Texas offense down the field.
Sark also gave Ewers the perfect game plan with more short passes in the first half to get the offense in a good rhythm. And then, once Texas started putting up points, Sark opened the playbook more.
In the final three quarters, Ewers completed eight of 13 passing attempts in the intermediate and deep passing game for 261 yards and two touchdowns. It’s worth noting that a dozen of those 13 passing attempts were catchable balls from Ewers.
This was such a rare and special performance from Ewers that he made history in multiple ways against Alabama. One of my favorite stats from this game for Ewers is that he became only the second quarterback since 2016 to throw for over 300 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions while not registering a single turnover-worthy play. Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, in the 2018 national title game, was the other QB to accomplish this feat.
The fact is that Ewers has proved himself to be a legit Heisman contender after the first two weeks of the season. He had his Heisman moment in this win over Alabama. And Ewers is now the only Power Five quarterback with over 600 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, and no turnovers.
If Ewers keeps on this pace, he’ll remain in the thick of the Heisman conversation this fall.