Texas Football: 4 overreactions from Longhorns demolition of Baylor

Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas football
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Quinn Ewers, Texas football
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Quinn Ewers will be a Heisman finalist

Thanks to the steadiness and accuracy in the passing game of redshirt sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers, Texas’ offense has executed at an extremely high level in the two road games this season against Alabama and Baylor. Ewers was nearly spotless with his execution in the passing game and provided a major boost with his legs in the two road games this season, completing nearly 70 percent of his passing attempts for four passing touchdowns and no turnovers while rushing for a score.

Ewers has blossomed into the quarterback Texas needed to lead this offense with so many talented pieces around him. The chemistry in the passing game between Ewers and junior wideout Xavier Worthy in the last few weeks has greatly improved. And Ewers has found natural chemistry in the passing game with boundary receiver Adonai Mitchell.

That’s not to mention Ewers’ connection with Sanders and even redshirt sophomore running back Jonathon Brooks, who has contributed to the passing game out of the backfield early this season.

Ewers’ impressive start to the season in some of these more important games on the road has put him in the thick of the Heisman conversation in late September. He has the third-best Heisman odds heading into Week 5, behind USC quarterback Caleb Williams and Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr.

If Ewers can find more consistency in his game for the rest of the season, this Heisman hype will be warranted.

The spotlight was the brightest on Ewers so far this season in Texas’ two road games against Alabama and Baylor. And he executed when it mattered in those games, ranking in the top five among Power Five quarterbacks this season in road game passing yards, QBR, and big-time throws.

If Ewers can play like this at home in an important stretch of upcoming Big 12 games at DKR for the Longhorns, he will remain in the thick of the Heisman conversation and potentially be Texas’ first finalist for the honors since Colt McCoy in 2009.

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