Five takeaways from Texas’ 52-10 win over UL Monroe

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Texas took care of business on Saturday night in the season opener against UL Monroe. The Longhorns controlled the game from start to finish en route to a 52-10 victory.

Texas special teams’ unit set the tone for the game early on. D’Shawn Jamison, normally known for his return skills, blocked a punt UL Monroe punt which was scooped and scored by Keilan Robinson.

Quarterback Quinn Ewers had a nice debut after an early interception. Ewers finished throwing for 225 yards and two touchdowns while completing 67% of his passes. Steve Sarkisian would like to see him connect better on his deep ball, but it was an overall good start to Ewers’ Texas career.

Ja’Tavion Sanders was the best player on the field for the Longhorns. The tight end caught six passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. He proved great support as a run blocker as well. Sanders looks the part of a future star.

UL Monroe provided Texas a good tune-up before its heavyweight matchup with No. 1 Alabama next week.

Here are five takeaways from Texas’ season-opening victory over UL Monroe.

The Quinn Ewers experience will be a roller coaster

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Kelvin Banks looks the part

DeMarvion Overshown is the X-factor on defense

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Ja'Tavion Sanders is a star in the making

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Barryn Sorrell looks much improved

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire