Texas Football: 5 reasons the Longhorns will upset LSU

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3. Receiving corps creates matchup problems

Pretty much any opposing secondary for Texas football this season will have a difficult time matching up. LSU will be about the most capable opposition that the Longhorns will see for the entire regular season in terms of matching up between cornerbacks/safeties and the lengthy and athletic Texas wide receivers.

The matchup problems the Texas receiving corps creates all starts with senior wideout Collin Johnson. The 6-foot-6 potential first round 2020 NFL Draft prospect has strong hands and excellent leaping ability. Rarely will the LSU secondary face a receiver that is as good at high pointing jump balls and almost always coming down with them.

LSU could also run into problems trying to lock down on all the elusive and agile receivers Texas has beyond Johnson. Senior slot receiver Devin Duvernay is an awesome flank to Johnson, and sophomore Brennan Eagles really broke through in the season opening win over Louisiana Tech last week.

Preseason All-Americans Kristian Fulton and Grant Delpit can only do so much. The threat of the Longhorns star quarterback running along with the array of talented wide receivers this offense brings to the table is going to be difficult for any opposing defense. The developed schemes for Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck will only make it harder for the LSU secondary.