Casey Thompson Out?: Texas’ Sarkisian Reveals Gameplan For Arkansas

Casey Thompson watched Hudson Card and Texas’ offense run up and down the field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium against Louisiana’s defense for three quarters on Saturday. Card, the dual-threat redshirt freshman, won the starting job and led the Longhorns to a 38-17 victory to kick off the 2021 season.

Will Thompson remain on the sideline this week in Fayetteville, Ark. when Texas (1-0) takes on future SEC rival Arkansas?

Texas coach Steve Sarkisian Thursday that Thompson still would still be a part of the offensive approach. Both QBs will play, but not even the first-year head coach knows how many snaps the junior will see over Card.

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“The plan is to play Casey as well again here Saturday night,” Sarkisian said Thursday. “Again, there’s not an exact timetable or series that that’ll happen. There’s going to be a little bit of a feel, which we’re pretty comfortable doing.”

Card went 14 of 21 passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns Saturday at home. He built a nice rapport with redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jordan Whittington and running back Bijan Robinson out of the backfield.

Whittington finished with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. Robinson, a Heisman favorite, recorded 173 total yards of offense and two scores off 24 plays, including an 18-yard touchdown reception to give the Longhorns a 7-3 lead.