Colts' Richardson rushes two TDs before his concussion

ByStephen Holder ESPN logo
Monday, September 18, 2023

HOUSTON --Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson wasted no time finding the end zone, scoring two rushing touchdowns in the first six minutes of Sunday's game against the Houston Texansto push the Week 2 score to 14-0. Richardson wouldexit in the second quarterafter suffering a concussion and was ruled out for the rest of the game beforeGardner Minshewreplaced him.

Richardson led an impressive 10-play drive to start the game, capping it with an 18-yard touchdown run on a draw play -- his second straight week scoring on a similar play.

After the Colts sacked Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud and forced a fumble moments later, Richardson scored again on the ensuing first down when the Colts called a well-designed bootleg run off the right side, freezing the defense with a fake handoff to receiver Josh Downs.

It was Richardson's third rushing touchdown of the season.