Texas Football: Position-by-position report card after loss to LSU

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Special teams

The special teams for Texas football actually didn’t play that big of a role in Week 2 against LSU. Sophomore kicker Cameron Dicker had just one field goal attempt on the day for 47 yards and he knocked it through. Dicker was also perfect on all five of his extra point attempts.

What cost the Longhorns in the end was the two red zone possessions that went all for naught in the first quarter. Herman didn’t even give Dicker the chance to kick those field goals, so I can’t knock the special teams for that portion of the game. Dicker is now 2-for-3 on his field goal attempts this season.

Sophomore punter Ryan Bujcevski is also starting to rapidly improve after an up and down freshman campaign last season. Bujcevski didn’t get all that much work, but he was pretty effective when he was asked to punt it away. He had a long punt of 55 yards on the game and averaged 44 yards on his three tries.

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The Longhorns also didn’t have any returns of note in the kicking or punting games. The only punt return that the Tigers gave Jake Smith a chance to do anything with saw him rack up just two yards. But the Longhorns were efficient on special teams when needed, so this side of the ball did its job.

Grade: A-