Texas football vs. UTSA: 3 reasons why the Horns will dominate Week 3

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Texas’ defense can hold up against Frank Harris and the UTSA offense

Texas proved last weekend against the reigning Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young and the Tide that this defense can hang with the very best of them.

While senior quarterback Frank Harris and this UTSA offense is going to present a tough test for the Texas defense, this is one they should be able to get past in the end without too many issues. Texas holds the edge in most of the matchups compared with UTSA’s offense. The only spot of concern will really be in the secondary, where Texas has a tall task to face this standout trio of UTSA starting wideouts in Zakhari Franklin, Joshua Cephus, and De’Corian Clark.

What can really break this game open for Texas is the edge they have in the trenches. Texas’ front seven should be able to completely outmatch UTSA’s struggling offensive line. According to Team Rankings, UTSA currently ranks in the bottom 25 teams in the FBS so far this season, allowing nearly four sacks per game.

This is one where the Texas defensive line should be able to get home. I would also anticipate a big game on this night from sophomore edge rusher Barryn Sorrell.