Texas Football: 5 reasons the Longhorns will upset LSU

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1. Sam Ehlinger’s ability to outshine Joe Burrow

The LSU offense did look much better with the addition of the former New Orleans Saints offensive analyst Joe Brady to the coaching staff over the offseason. Head coach Ed Orgeron looks to have his team on the right track on both sides of the ball this season.

There is always hype it seems that the LSU offense is going to improve. That stems back to the days for this program under former head coach (currently with the Kansas Jayhawks) Les Miles. But the season opening win for LSU over the Georgia Southern Eagles by the final score of 55-3 proved that something was different on the offensive side of the ball.

However, senior former transfer quarterback Joe Burrow will have a much more difficult matchup against the Longhorns defense in Week 2 than he had against a Sun Belt defense with Georgia Southern last weekend. To a similar note, the Texas passing game was stout against Louisiana Tech in Week 1, but will face a defense on a completely different planet in Week 2.

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Junior Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is objectively better than Burrow, despite the five passing touchdowns and 85 percent completion percentage against the Eagles in Week 1. LSU had trouble when facing three quality opponents and quarterbacks that can run and throw last season in losses to the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida, and Texas A&M.