Texas is, indeed, SO back. Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers balled out about as much as you can ball out in a conference championship game in Texas’ 49-21 win over Oklahoma State, completing 35 of 46 passes for 452 yards, four TDs and only one INT.
That type of showing gets you the Most Outstanding Player award, not to mention a badass Big 12 championship belt from none other than WWE superstar The Undertaker:
Having grown up on Undertaker, Kane and other personalities, this was the moment I didn’t know I so desperately needed on Championship Saturday. How glorious.
Suddenly, the College Football Playoff isn’t totally out of the question for Texas, at least as of this writing. They’ll need some help in the games later on, yet even if the CFP isn’t in the cards, Longhorns fans should be ecstatic about how Ewers showed out in this one.
Ewers is eligible for the 2024 NFL Draft, but chances are, he’s going to stick around Austin for another year, raise his stock even more, and potentially position himself to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2025. We’re talking about a straight-up prodigy who was so good at the high school level that he messed around, left a year early and had a valuable redshirt season at Ohio State behind the likes of CJ Stroud.
Speaking of the Buckeyes, WOOF, amirite? They lost a heartbreaker to Michigan last week, and any remaining chance they had of making the College Football Playoff was snuffed out by Ewers.
Quinn Ewers eliminating Ohio State from the CFP is quite final knife twist to last week’s disaster.
Given how much fanfare accompanied Ewers, it makes sense that he transferred out of Columbus and came back home to Texas. Nevertheless, you just wonder what could’ve been if he’d stuck it out at Ohio State.
No way Ewers is regretting his transfer to Texas now, though. When The Undertaker is giving you your flowers and dishing out fashionable hardware that can double as a pants pusher-upper — did I just say that, really? — life must be pretty good.
Quinn Ewers hasn’t really lived up to his potential until maybe just now. Which is a scary thought for the rest of college football if he does indeed return for one more season as expected.
Sources: Quinn Ewers' return to Texas becoming more likely. As he’s set to make his 21st career start, there’s an increasing feeling another year of development would set him up for long term NFL success. https://t.co/uccyWmRghj