4 players to watch, 1 key matchup as Texas hosts LaTech

(L-R) Malcolm Roach, Sam Ehlinger, Collin Johnson and Caden Sterns (photos courtesy of texassports.com/Horns Illustrated design).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas – As the anticipation continues to build toward 7 p.m. Saturday when Texas hosts Louisiana Tech at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin, we look in on four players to watch and one key matchup before the game kicks off.

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The Bulldogs are a good team that’s played in, and won, bowl games the past five seasons, and will pose a challenge for the Longhorns, who are looking to win their first season-opening contest in the Tom Herman era.

Here’s some of the players and scenarios Horns Illustrated will be keeping a close eye on during the matchup, which is the first-ever meeting between the two teams:

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Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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