The Texas Longhorns have gotte back a huge piece of their offense just ahead of the Red River Showdown as it has been announced that quarterback Quinn Ewers will start for UT on Saturday.
According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Ewers has been a full participant in practice all week with no limitation and will make his first start since injuring his non-throwing shoulder against Alabama on September 10.
Ewers return for the Red River Showdown aligns perfectly with the initial four-to-six-week timeline that he was given after suffering the SC sprain.
This is terrific news for Texas’ passing game, as Ewers has the tools to be a generational passer and showed some of his skills against Alabama earlier this year. Hudson Card has been great in Ewers’ absence and played his best game of the season last week against West Virginia where he was 21-27 for 303 yards and three touchdowns in the Longhorns’ 38-20 victory.
If Ewers were to aggravate the injury, Card has gotten into a good groove and would be more than capable of keeping Texas’ offense afloat against the Sooners’ putrid defense.
The Red River Showdown is set to kickoff at 11:00 a.m. with Texas currently being favored by 9.5 points.