Greg McElroy hints at UTSA possibly upsetting Texas football

Greg McElroy Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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We are now roughly 48 hours away from the kickoff of the third game of the season for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program. Texas will take on head coach Jeff Traylor and the defending Conference-USA Champion UTSA Roadrunners at home on Sep. 17.

The goal this weekend will be for Sark and the Longhorns to avoid the hangover effect after playing more than well enough to upset the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in a tough one-point last-second defeat on Sep. 10.

Texas does clearly have a challenging opponent on tap in UTSA, who has taken two quality Group of Five teams to overtime to start the season in the Houston Cougars and Army Black Knights.

And ESPN’s Greg McElroy spoke about the challenge that Sark and the Longhorns are set to face at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this weekend. McElroy said in his show this week that Texas “better be careful” against UTSA.

Does Greg McElroy think UTSA can upset Texas football?

Here’s some of what McElroy had to say on the matter of UTSA’s upset bid against the Longhorns on Sep. 17.

"This is a really dangerous spot. Everyone’s telling you how great you are, everyone’s telling you how far you’ve come. You left your heart out there on the field last week against the Crimson Tide and now in comes a very dangerous team led by a veteran quarterback in Frank Harris that can do it all."

It is interesting how McElroy noted that Texas will have a heavy reliance this weekend on star junior running back Bijan Robinson given the injury issue he’s dealing with since the Alabama game. Bijan is dealing with an upper-body injury that could limit him against UTSA.

But McElroy mentioned at one point in his show this week that this will be a “Bijan Robinson fest” against UTSA.

It’s also worth noting that McElroy said that Texas will be led at the quarterback position by junior Hudson Card, but he’s also dealing with an injury issue of his own this week. Card suffered a high ankle sprain against Alabama and he’s not guaranteed to be a go for this weekend.

McElroy clearly went out of his way to make a point that UTSA will be a dangerous team and could pull off the upset of Texas this weekend. Granted, it didn’t look like he was fully up to date on the matter of the recent injuries for key Texas players.

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Texas heads into this meeting with a record of 1-1 (0-0 Big 12) following their tough loss to Alabama on Sep. 10. Kickoff time between Texas and UTSA on Sep. 17 at DKR in Austin is set for 7 p.m. CT.