Facing potentially the highest ranked opponent they will all season, Texas football will try to pull off the upset against No. 6 LSU this weekend.
This coming weekend, all eyes of the college football world will fall on two games. The latter of those two games will be Texas football taking on the vaunted LSU Tigers. The first of the two games is the No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies traveling to South Carolina to face the top ranked and defending National Champion Clemson Tigers.
However, Texas will carry a No. 9 ranking in the latest AP Poll and Coaches Poll into this showdown against No. 6 ranked LSU. Texas was able to jump up one spot in both polls this week after the No. 10 Florida Gators had trouble working past the Miami Hurricanes in Week 0.
Texas heads into this game as a 6.5-point underdog. The betting line seemingly keeps moving in LSU’s favor. The over/under is set at 56 total points, so it isn’t expected to be a lot of scoring on Saturday night.
ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Texas just a 20 percent chance to come out on top at home this week. A rash of injuries for head Texas football coach Tom Herman combined with a talented and motivated LSU team coming to town are likely the major reasons why the men in burnt orange are expected to fall short.
Texas-LSU kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CT in front of a national audience on ABC. ESPN’s College Gameday will have its set on campus in Austin this week for the massive showdown.
Here’s a look into the definitive five reasons why the Texas Longhorns football program will upset the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers at home this weekend.