10 Sep

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Collin Johnson: ready for a breakout game

Senior Texas receiver Collin Johnson has drawn the attention of opposing defenses, but could break out once opponents start paying more attention to UT's productive slot receivers (photo courtesy of texassports.com)

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson is one of the nation’s top wideouts, but one would be hard-pressed to believe that claim from the relatively pedestrian statistics he has produced in the Longhorns’ first two games.

Johnson appears to be poised to break out in a big way this Saturday when the Longhorns travel to Houston to play winless, and outmanned, Rice at NRG Stadium. Texas has defeated the Owls in 41 of the 42 teams' meetings since 1966, and don’t expect that trend to change this week at the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans.

It would be foolish to

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 .