What Happened to Quinn Ewers? Latest Status on the Texas QB

    The Texas offense had quite the scare in the third quarter of the Sugar Bowl when starting QB Quinn Ewers was briefly banged up. What's the latest on Ewers' injury?

    The Texas Longhorns were outmatched in the second half of their College Football Playoff semifinal matchup against the Washington Huskies. While Washington dominated the third quarter, however, it was Texas’ lone offensive series that saw their starting quarterback take a hard hit.

    What’s the latest on Texas QB Quinn Ewers?

    What Happened to Quinn Ewers?

    On a pressured dropback, Ewers faded away from the Huskies pass rush well. He evaded the pressure and got a pass attempt off. However, he was still taken down by Washington edge rusher Bralen Trice.

    Connecting with his midsection, Trice’s carry-through wasn’t violent and was still in the act of a throw, therefore, no penalty was called as Trice carried out the QB hit on Ewers. The Longhorns’ signal-caller fell backward with Trice at his midsection, hitting his thighs first before his head violently whipped back and hit the turf.

     The play didn’t draw a penalty and nor should it have. Ewers got up under his own power and walked off the field seemingly fine.

    But the worry came over the Longhorns’ faithful in attendance when true freshman QB Arch Manning was seen warming up on the sidelines.

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    Ewers had a lengthy period of time on the bench in the third quarter, and according to the ESPN broadcast, he even spent time in the medical tent, where he was seen pointing to the back of his head multiple times.

    Washington possessed the football for over 12:30 of the third quarter, and Texas’ offense saw the field for just three plays.

    Though he returned to action, Ewers clearly had an issue with the pressure all game long against Washington. Trice was in his face on more than a handful of occasions and even sacked him during the Longhorns’ fourth-quarter touchdown drive.

    While Texas struggled offensively to start the second half, the fourth-quarter drive after Ewers’ shakeup brought the game back to within one possession. If the Longhorns were able to pull off the come-from-behind victory, his status and injury updates for the next week ahead of the National Championship will be closely monitored.

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