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Non-conference matchup between Texas, LSU could boost winner toward postseason

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said that part of the challenge in preparing for Saturday's game with LSU is the fact that LSU will be playing just its second game with a new offense, thereby limiting the amount of footage the Longhorns can watch (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Even with a capacity of just under 100,000, there aren't enough seats in Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to meet the demand for the titanic Saturday night showdown between No. 6 LSU and No. 9 Texas.

It is the two programs' first regular-season meeting since 1954, and it is the first non-conference matchup at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium between two teams ranked among the nation's top 10 since No. 1 Ohio State visited No. 2 Texas in 2006.

The game has been

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 .