There’s multiple aspects of the game against the LSU Tigers for Texas football to point to as reasons for the loss, but what are the most notable?
A seven-point loss to the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers marked the peak of the non-conference schedule for the Texas football program this year. The other two opponents outside of Big 12 play for Texas are the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Rice Owls.
Texas knocked off Louisiana Tech in the regular season opener by the final score of 45-14 before falling short to LSU last weekend 45-38. Rice is the last opposition before the Big 12 opener against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Sep. 21. If Texas can get a two-game winning streak pieced together for the next week and a half about, then a definitive top 10 ranking could be regained.
However, there is a repair job to do for head Texas football coach Tom Herman ahead of the start of Big 12 play. He’s got to be hoping that the running back room gets much healthier by the time the Oklahoma State Big 12 opener arrives. Oklahoma State is a difficult offense to keep up with by all indications, and they own a five-game winning streak over Texas in Austin.
For now, reflecting on the seven-point loss at the hands of head coach Ed Orgeron and his Tigers is important to figure out what priorities need to be tackled this coming weekend against the Owls. LSU picked apart a lot of different flaws Texas has on both sides of the ball last weekend.
Here’s a look at five common overreactions from the Texas Longhorns football program following the Week 2 primetime loss in front of a national audience to the LSU Tigers at home.