LSU Tigers vs Texas Longhorns 2019 NCAAF Week 2 Game Preview
The LSU Tigers and the Texas Longhorns last faced off in the 2003 Cotton Bowl. Texas took home the Cotton Bowl trophy after winning the game 35-20. Now, more than a decade and a half later, the two schools will be locking horns in Austin. Below is Nitrogen Sports Blog special Week 2 NCAAF preview 2019 of the highly anticipated LSU vs Texas SEC-Big-12 collision.
LSU vs Texas Week 2 game preview
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Where: Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
NFL Odds: LSU (-3.5) vs. Texas (+3.5)
What to know about the LSU Tigers
The sixth-ranked LSU did what it was supposed to against a mid-major opponent last week, crumpling the Georgia Southern Eagles and throwing them away in a 55-3 victory at Baton Rouge. Quarterback Joe Burrow went berserk with 278 passing yards (23/27) and five touchdowns and zero interceptions.
LSU’s defense was especially fierce, limiting the Eagles to only 98 total yards (24 passing and 74 rushing). Listed as probably prior to Week 1, Burrows showed no signs of slowing down against Georgia Southern, so he should be expected to bring his A-game into Austin this coming weekend. The Tigers’ stop can’t be lulled into believing the illusion of the strength it showed against Georgia Southern, as LSU defense will have a tougher opponent on hand.
The Longhorns have one of the best quarterbacks — at least in the Big 12 — in Sam Ehlinger. Getting to Ehlinger is a big key for the Tigers in this LSU vs Texas game. Read on for more of this NCAAF Week 2 preview 2019.
What to know about the Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns cruised past the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 45-14, in their season opener. Ehlinger had a field day thwarting the Bulldogs’ defense, as he threw for 276 yards (28/38) and four touchdowns. The Longhorns were huge favorites against Louisiana Tech, as the clear superior team and it showed on almost every aspect of the contest. Ehlinger is likely not going to have as much success against LSU, but his offensive line is good enough to give him enough breathing room in the pocket in the upcoming LSU vs Texas showdown.
Ehlinger has an elite protection unit with Zach Shackleford in front of him, arguably the best center in the Big 12. This NCAAF Week 2 preview 2019 is also intrigued by the role of Texas’ run game.The Longhorns’ backfield has to be more active in order to take off some of the focus on Ehlinger. Keontay Ingram led the team in Week 1 with 78 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
- LSU is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
- Texas is 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog team.
Austin will be rocking in Week 2, as the LSU vs Texas game features two ranked programs from Power 6 conferences. Check out other Nitrogen Sports Blog ncaaf 2019 Week 2 previews plus a piece on college football betting tips.