The Texas Longhorns, with their star sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers, are vying to stay in the College Football Playoff race despite Ewers' recent shoulder injury

Ewers suffered a grade 2 AC joint sprain, which will require him to miss some games. Coach Steve Sarkisian confirmed that redshirt freshman Maalik Murphy will step into the starting role 

Ewers has been a Heisman Trophy candidate this season, boasting impressive statistics with a 70.9% completion rate, 1,915 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and three interceptions.

The duration of Ewers' absence is unknown, but the Longhorns have a favorable schedule for the remainder of the regular season.

The team's schedule includes matchups against the BYU Cougars, Kansas State Wildcats, TCU Horned Frogs, Iowa State Cyclones, and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The Longhorns will rely on other offensive weapons, including running back Jonathan Brooks and wide receiver Xavier Worthy.