Texas Football: 5 overreactions from Longhorns non-conference slate

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The Texas football program should be taking away plenty of positives from a good non-conference slate that involved two big wins.

The three games from the non-conference schedule for the Texas football program are officially in the books. The non-conference slate for Texas went by as quick as it got here. Three games into the 2019 regular season, Texas heads into Big 12 play with a record of 2-1. There’s a lot to be confident about heading into the Big 12 opener.

The two wins for Texas came over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the season opener by the final score of 45-14 and this weekend 48-13 over the Rice Owls at a neutral site. The sole loss for Texas in non-conference play came against then ranked No. 6 LSU Tigers at home by the final score of 45-38. That loss to LSU at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium will be a game-changer this season no matter how you look at it.

However, Texas rebounded in proper fashion with a dominant showing against a winless Rice team. That win over Rice came at a neutral site at the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, NRG Stadium. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Owls got going and scored their only 13 points of the game.

Yet another night game will be coming to DKR and the Forty Acres this coming weekend as the Oklahoma State Cowboys come to town to start the Big 12 slate. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman will have a difficult test from the get go in the conference schedule.

Here’s a look into the five biggest overreactions for the Texas Longhorns football program just ahead of the start of Big 12 play against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Week 4.