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Texas will also have to pass the ball, which we didn’t see in the spring game

Texas looks as talented at quarterback as we all think it is and even though Quinn Ewers didn’t get his offense to score in either of his first two series and Arch Manning looked like Uncle Peyton Manning, it was such a small sample size that little should be read into it.

Ewers is the man, but Manning’s performance should give him and Longhorn Nation confidence that the offense won’t disappear if Ewers gets hurt.

Texas players gather on the field of Royal-Memorial Stadium after Saturday's Orange-White spring game.Texas players gather on the field of Royal-Memorial Stadium after Saturday's Orange-White spring game.

Texas players gather on the field of Royal-Memorial Stadium after Saturday’s Orange-White spring game.

The Longhorns have plenty of playmakers at wide receiver. The defense had some nice points, none bigger than Alfred Collins’ six from 32 yards on an Ewers pass that was deflected by defensive end Ethan Burke.

The big concern was not making any dent in the running game. The offensive line didn’t get much pressure and the defense mostly made the tackles in the backfield.

That shouldn’t dampen the running backs’ enthusiasm, as Texas is loaded with CJ Baxter and Jaydon Blue, who had a nifty catch on a crossing route for a 29-yard touchdown from Arch Manning. Quintrevion Wisner has been drawing praise from Steve Sarkisian all spring and showed some flashes on Saturday.

This article originally appeared in Austin American-Statesman: Texas Football’s Spring Game focus look at the running game