How did each and every position group for the Texas football program grade out after the 45-38 loss at home to the LSU Tigers last weekend?
The Week 2 showing for the Texas football program was good despite falling short to a talented team in the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers out of the SEC West. Heading into this Week 2 primetime showdown at home in front of a national audience under the lights at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, these men in burnt orange left a valiant effort out on the field. Texas wound up falling short to LSU by the final score of 45-38.
This game saw Texas rise to the occasion again, but it fell 0.5-points short of covering the spread. The betting line favored LSU by a 6.5-point margin just before kickoff. But it took a late touchdown from Texas to get back within one touchdown on the scoreboard. Texas was also a recovered onside kick by senior wide receiver Collin Johnson away from getting one final possession to try and tie the game.
However, Johnson fell just short on nabbing the onside kick recovery and dropped the ball before he landed out-of-bounds. With Johnson landing out-of-bounds, the Texas hopes of upsetting LSU were dashed.
Texas moved to 1-1 on the season while LSU moved to 2-0. The loss for Texas dropped them three spots in the AP Poll this week to No. 12 and four spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 13. Meanwhile, LSU moved from No. 6 in the AP Poll to No. 4 and No. 5 in the Coaches Poll.
Here’s a look into the report card for the Texas Longhorns football program, going position-by-position, in the 45-38 loss to the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers at home on Sep. 7.