Update 6:35 p.m. ET: Head coach Steve Sarkisian confirmed that Casey Thompson will get the nod tonight. He’s sticking with his young signal-caller even after last week’s embarrassing loss to Iowa State.
Coach Sark told @SpanningTheLoeb that Casey Thompson will start tonight.— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) November 13, 2021
Coach anticipates both Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson to play but they are still game-time decisions. DeMarvion Overshown is good to go.
Card opened the season as the starter before head coach Steve Sarkisian quickly turned to Thompson after the first two games of the season. Thompson started every games since but was benched for Card early in last week’s 30-7 loss to the Iowa State Cyclones as the Longhorns fell short in their fourth consecutive game.
Sarkisian has yet to name the official starter for Saturday’s matchup, but he mentioned both players will see the field.
On the season, Thompson has completed 63% of his passes for 1,556 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions, while Card has a much smaller sample size but completed 61.3% of throws for 415 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Texas started out 4-1 but will need to win two of their final three games to become bowl eligible, while Kansas has just one win this season in Year 1 under Lance Leipold.
The Longhorns are a 30.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.