The Texas Longhorns are expected to start quarterback Hudson Card in Saturday’s game against UTSA, barring an injury setback, according to 247Sports.
Card has been dealing with an ankle injury he suffered last week against Alabama. Card came into the game after Quinn Ewers left early in the game following a sprained SC joint. Ewers is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks.
Ewers took a big hit in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Alabama. He later returned to the sideline during the second half and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Now, the earliest Ewers will return is on October 8th in the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma in Dallas, Texas.
Ewers was lighting up Alabama’s defense before his injury. He went 9 of 12 for 134 yards and had a 95.8 QB rating. The former five-star recruit won the starting job this offseason after transferring in from Ohio State.
Card ended up finishing the game going 14-of-22 for 158 yards after taking over for Ewers.
Texas vs. UTSA is set to kick off Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. CST in Austin on the Longhorn Network. It’s the last game of non-conference play for the Longhorns, who will open Big 12 play next week against Texas Tech.