It’s Week Two, and No. 9 Texas is considered an underdog in its highly anticipated matchup against No. 6 Louisiana State University. As the spread continues to lean in LSU’s favor, Texas is preparing to face what may be its greatest challenge this season.
This week, senior safety Brandon Jones is back on the big stage, but it’s not a bowl game or the Red River Rivalry. Instead, the stage is Week Two in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium facing the No. 6 LSU Tigers. For many, this is a battle of Defesive Back Universities or an SEC-Big 12 war, but not for the senior captain.
Freshman running back Jordan Whittington played just one half in his debut at Texas after reaggravating a sports hernia injury. He will miss extended time, leaving the depth at running back extremely thin.
The Longhorns welcome No. 6 LSU to Austin for the first meeting between the schools since 2003. Here’s what the No. 9 Longhorns will have to do if they’re going to beat the Tigers and take a huge step toward a College Football Playoff spot
Although Week One mostly consisted of tuneup games for our early Heisman candidates, they hardly disappointed. All four candidates won their opening games, but this week’s slew of matchups places a pair of Watch members in the spotlight against top-15 teams.