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.
“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.