I’ll incorporate both the tight ends and wide receivers for this category of the report card for the Texas football program. Third-year tight end Cade Brewer played a very small role in the success of the passing game, but he did make key blocks down the stretch. He and redshirt freshman Reese Leitao finished with just two combined catches for 13 yards.
This was a pretty crazy game for the two best Longhorns wide receivers, at least in Week 2. Sophomore Brennan Eagles continued his breakthrough start to his second season on the Forty Acres with five catches for 116 receiving yards and one touchdown. He now has 175 receiving yards and three touchdowns through two games this year.
The mainstay for Texas in the receiving corps here went to senior wide receiver Devin Duvernay who broke through with catches for 154 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Duvernay and Eagles made up for 75 percent of the passing touchdowns that he had on the day and more than 50 percent of his total on the season thus far.
Collin Johnson didn’t have his best outing. He finished with three catches for 49 yards and no touchdowns. The other receiving touchdown on the day came from talented freshman wideout Jake Smith. But he only came down with that one touchdown catch which went for 20 yards.
All in all, the Texas receiving corps was outmatched by the LSU defensive backs at times but had a pretty solid effort in Week 2.