3 reasons why Texas football will crush LA-Monroe in Week 1

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Xavier Worthy is too versatile and explosive for the ULM defense to handle

Texas’ most versatile weapon on offense this season is going to be star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy.

The versatility that Worthy brings to the table for this offense allows Sark to move him all over the place to really keep opposing defenses guessing before the snap. Worthy might end up being motioned pre-snap more than any other Longhorns player this season. And it wouldn’t surprise me if the same was said for him last season.

Now that Worthy has a quarterback that has the arm strength necessary to make all the throws all over the field in redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers, his potential should be sky-high this season. In fact, it also wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if Sark tries to put that theory to the test early on and takes the top off the ULM defense by getting Worthy the ball on a deep pass or two.

Worthy obviously has the ability to put up multiple scores in the blink of an eye against this overmatched ULM defense. He will take advantage of his matchups early on and help this Texas offense put up a lot of points on the Warhawks in the first half.

Yet, it’s not just Worthy that will be a problem in the passing game for the ULM secondary. Redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington and sophomore tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders should also be able to do some damage early on in this game against a potentially helpless ULM defensive backfield.

When it’s all said and done, it’s very possible that Texas could have 200-250 passing yards and at least two or three touchdown passes in the first half.