Bijan Robinson and Roshon Johnson join in favor of defending themselves for the NFL Draft as reasons for Texas’ disappointing performance in Thursday night’s Alamo Bowl loss to No. 12 Washington It’s easy to point out the fact that it didn’t. Yeah, that’s probably the biggest culprit.
Without Doak Walker Award winner Robinson and versatile running back and team leader Johnson, the Longhorns’ running game in San Antonio was stale. Quinn Ewers finished his first season as a Texas starter in strong form, and the defense upset things enough to force Huskies quarterback Michael Pennix Jr. out of the game, but the defense eventually wore off, and the lack of running punch was too much to overcome.
Our points from Texas’ 27-20 loss:
what this loss means
Texas finished the season with an 8-5 record, which isn’t quite as good as their 9-4 record. This likely means the 20th-ranked Longhorns will finish the season outside the top 25. Running backs and linebackers are question marks, and were Texas’ two top-positioning units all season. A few, such as current players like Xavier Worthy and Jordan Whittington heading elsewhere due to changing conditions, and the Longhorns bringing in off-the-shelf starters at receivers, running backs, linebackers and defenders-by-backs. heavy portal action can be seen. That means Steve his Sarkisian first year will be remembered for his 5-7 record, and the second could be a bowl loss. This means that the Big 12 will be his 1-5 in his games in the bowl, with his 2 games remaining.
Who Will Lead Texas in 2023?
It is very likely that he is not yet on campus. Five-star running back Cedric Baxter Jr. — a prospect for the number one high school running back in the country, like Bijan Robinson in 2020 — signed out of Florida last week. Transfer portal.
Kieran Robinson had questionable endurance, but got off to a good start and finished with eight carries for 27 yards. Jonathon Brooks, who was expected to be the Texas leadback, gained 18 yards on six carries. He flushed with touchdown catches 34 yards from screenplays, but averaged 3.0 yards per run.
Robinson’s absence was felt all night. Sarkisian slant his pass in the first half to make it 4–1. Then at 3 and 1, Keilan Robinson was wasted. The Longhorns punted.
3 big plays from tonight’s loss
force-down strategy. What a play phone. Washington won by 4 and 1 from his 34 with his 10:30 left in the third quarter. This made no sense, leading 13-10 and when Michael Pennix Jr. lined up under center for the first time all night, the Huskies moved all sorts of players to flush and the Pennix rolled down the play clock. It looked like an obvious ruse to jump the Longhorns offside when let down. But just as we thought it was a call, the Huskies snapped it and the Pennix surged for a first down. They scored a touchdown and went up 20-10.
Wayne Taulapapa’s 42-yard run. Not only did it make Washington 10-3, it was the first wow moment of the night from the Huskies offense.
Dropped by Xavier Worthy. And a Xavier Worthy drop. The Longhorns needed an answer in the third quarter as Texas lost 20-10. However, on back-to-back plays, Quinn Ewers found Worthy open on a 35–40-yard shot downfield, and on both occasions Worthy dropped catches. His Ewers placement on both passes was on point. And his second drop for Worthy was supposed to be a 66-yard score.
Quinn Ewers finished 31 of 47 for 369 yards and one touchdown. Casey Cain (4-106) and Gunnar Helm (1-19) had a great match. Jatabion Sanders recorded his five grabs for his 36 yards.