WVU (2-2, 0-1 Big12) may not have to go up against high profile transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers in their game against Texas (2-2, 0-1 Big12) today, if this report from college football insider Pete Thamel is accurate.
Thamel reports that Texas has decided not to play the injured Ewers, so that he can rest up for their big Red River Rivalry game against No. 18 Oklahoma (3-1, 0-1 Big12) next week.
Sources: Texas QB Quinn Ewers out vs. West Virginia, focuses toward return against rival Oklahoma. https://t.co/WZopcWeqGH
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 1, 2022
Ewers suffered a shoulder injury against Alabama in the first quarter of week two of the season, but has dressed the last two weeks. He has not played since the injury, and has practiced sparingly this week. The original timeline was four to six weeks before he’d be ready, which would set up the Red River Rivalry as the earliest for him to return.
The injury is an SC Strain in his no throwing shoulder which, as stated by ESPN, “a significant injury where the sternum meets the clavicle.” He played well against Alabama before the injury, completing 9-of-12 passing for 134 yards, before he suffered the injury off a hit that was flagged for roughing the passer.
Hudson Card has started the last two weeks for Texas and looks to get the start again today. A 2020 four-star recruit, Card has played well in Ewers absence as he’s completed 66% of his passes for 620 yards and three touchdowns with just one interception.
Ewers was the No. 1 rated quarterback recruit in the class of 2021 and he transferred to Texas after CJ Stroud put up Heisman caliber numbers with Ohio State, making it near impossible for him to win the starting job there. In five quarters of play with Texas, Ewers has completed 69% of his passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns with just one interception.