AUSTIN, Texas — in the first game of the 2022 season, Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns deliver a win against ULM 52-10 in a game that was controlled, however revealed Texas’ areas of strength and their weaknesses.
Quinn Ewers first college football start showed that he truly was not a freshman quarterback. His second pass was intercepted to which Sarkisian told him to relax.
Ewers had several throws that seemed rushed, like he was hoping they would land but did not. Sarkisian commented after the game that he was glad Ewers had the game he did and would be concerned if he had gone 17-18 and had a perfect game.
Quinn had a good game going 16-24 (67%) for 225 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, and a total quarterback rating of 164.5. In the second quarter, Ewers starting to show his football IQ.
On first and 10, Ewers goes no huddle-shotgun formation and sweeps left and has open field, but elects to pass to Casey Cain who took to ball 43 yards that gave way for Roschon Johnson on the next play to rush the middle 16 yards and a touchdown. Ewers could have kept the ball.
After meeting with the media after the game, Ewers tweeted out that his car was towed.
Fans packed (94,873) DKR even though rain clouds were tempting to disrupt.
Bijan Robinson had a total of 111 yards, 71 rushing on 10 carries and 40 yards on three catches and two touchdowns. Ja’Tavion Sanders was powerful delivering 85 yards receiving and he caught 100% of his six passes that included one touchdown. Jonathan Brooks had a touchdown with six carries and 32 yards rushing.
Linebacker DeMarvion Overshown dominated with eight tackles (6 solo) and two of those for a loss. Barryn Sorrel had six tackles and two for a loss also. The Texas defense had a total of 77 tackles, 33 solo, and eight for a loss of 41 yards.
Texas put up 383 yards of total offense, 249 passing, 134 rushing, had 22 first downs, averaged 6.6 yards per play, were 6-7 in the red zone, and controlled the game for 24:34 minutes.
Next up is Alabama where over 100,000 fans will packed a sold out DKR.