5. Brennan Eagles gets his first receiving touchdown
This could be the last game that Texas football has the dynamic wide receiver duo that consists of juniors Collin Johnson and Lil’Jordan Humphrey suiting up in the burnt orange. Johnson and Humphrey put up huge numbers this fall and took this Texas passing game to another level. Sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger never had the support in the passing game last year like he does this year from those two standout targets.
This is going to be one of the tallest tasks the Georgia secondary faced all season by trying to lock down on Johnson and Humphrey. The Georgia secondary did get a big test in the SEC Championship Game from the Alabama receiving corps, featuring future and current stars at wideout like Jaylen Waddle and Jerry Jeudy.
However, something that the Horns need to figure out soon is how to cope with the likelihood that Johnson and Humphrey could make the jump to the NFL one year early. It was expected that Johnson declare for the 2019 NFL Draft after his junior campaign, but the emergence of Humphrey elevated his stock vastly during the regular season.
In the potential absence of Johnson and Humphrey next year, the Horns need to find someone else to step up in the receiving corps. That’s what would make a possible emergence of true freshman wide receiver Brennan Eagles so important in the Sugar Bowl. Eagles was the highest rated wideout signee in the 2018 Texas football recruiting class, so he is expected to breakthrough at some point next season.