Xavier Worthy might not have a spot on the quarterback depth chart, but he sure can throw a pretty football.
Worthy connected with Ja’Tavion Sanders on a trick play for a touchdown against West Virginia in the first half. Hudson Card threw what looked to be a screen behind the line before Worthy threw a forward pass to a wide open Sanders.
The play provided a nice cushion to build confidence for the Longhorns offense. Texas is looking to avoid forfeiting an early lead like last week, and manufacturing early touchdowns is a wise approach. With all the pressure facing Hudson Card, Steve Sarkisian gave his starter more margin for error.
— Hudson Standish (@247Hudson) October 2, 2022
Texas should have something special planned for Oklahoma, despite Saturday’s creativity. While it’s natural to be cautious not to waste trick plays, this is a must-win game for the health of the program.
Sarkisian’s play calling so far is off to a solid start. He’ll need to continue creativity next week.