Texas Football: 5 overreactions from season opening win over LA Tech

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What did it mean for Texas football to get a four possession win over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ahead of a top 10 showdown in Week 2?

Texas football put together a complete effort on both sides of the ball to best the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and head coach Skip Holtz in the 2019 regular season opener. But it won’t be long until Texas is back at it with a premier non-conference opponent coming to the Forty Acres with the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers squaring up on Sep. 7.

For Texas, getting the win over Louisiana Tech in easier fashion than head coach Tom Herman was able to do in the past two season openers was the main task at hand. Looking forward to the primetime Week 2 showdown against LSU was the wrong move on this occasion.

But Texas was able to keep their focus in the right place and jump all over the Bulldogs from the get go. Even the backups for Texas were ready to go as younger guys got the early playing time they likely so desired. The new redshirt rule the NCAA announced that lets certain players play in four games without burning a year of eligibility came in clutch in the 31-point win over Louisiana Tech.

Heading into the locker room at halftime, Texas held a commanding 24-0 lead over Louisiana Tech and didn’t look back in the third quarter. Louisiana Tech did win the fourth quarter by a one possession margin, but that was when Texas didn’t have many starters left in the game and let off the gas.

Here’s a look into the five biggest overreactions for the Texas Longhorns football program in Week 1 of action against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the midst of a 45-14 thumping at home.