Before Saturday’s season opener against Louisiana’s No. 23, we asked five questions he faced in Texas. Here’s how they played the 38-18 victory:
Do we have more QB1 questions or answers?
Remember, this is just a game. But Hudson Card easily answered many questions and eased concerns about Steve Sarkisian going with the first year of the red shirt. Card looked mature against an opponent in the top 25, certainly more mature than a quarterback should have been with just three college finishes. He seemed consistent, played running ball, expanded units, managed pocket, made good decisions, avoided mistakes and showed accuracy with above-average throws and disputed passes. Again, it was just the first game. The following is a road game in hostile Fayetteville.
A dazzling debut:Texas Longhorns outscored Louisiana behind Card, Robinson 38-18
How many touches for Bijan Robinson?
It is an attractive number. Robinson had 20 runs for 103 yards and one touchdown, and added four catches for 73 yards and another touchdown. When he got the ball good things happened. He had 17- and 19-yard runs and an average of 5.2 yards on the ground, and injured the Cajuns for 18-, 28-, and 18-yard catches. In his last three games, Robinson has run for 458 yards, averaged 206 yards in total per game, averaged 11.7 yards per carry and produced eight touchdowns. Sarkisian hinted this summer that they could get about 20 touches in the game. Can you say 25?
What did Xavier Worthy do?
He took a pass. And he returned a point.
Meh? Hardly. The four-star student received only two touches, but impressed in both plays. On the first play of the second quarter and the Longhorns returned to their own 8-yard line, Worthy made a double move to separate from his defender and then turned his body to throw it in a 34-yard catch. yards. And it looked super fast on an 18-yard fabric stitch. Not quite Tyreek Hill, as Keondre Coburn’s defensive attack predicted this summer, but Worthy certainly seems worthy of more goals.
Highlights:Texas Longhorns Vs. Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns football
Did Texas get to Levi Lewis?
The 5-10-pound, 185-pound Louisiana double-threat quarterback seemed taken for much of the day. He was sacked four times, rushed even further and completed 28 of his 40 attempts. His longest finish was 26 yards, and eight of his 28 passes were 7 yards or less. The Ragin ’Cajuns only had a couple of field goals in the first half. This year’s veteran offensive line allowed less than one sack per game in 2020.
Did the fans come back?
Saturday attendance at Royal-Memorial Stadium: 91,113.
Since capacity was limited last year, the largest crowd Longhorns achieved in their five home games was 18,202. Texas opened the front doors, Bevo Boulevard came back and no masks were needed.