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

Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Ja’Tavion Sanders will present a major matchup issue for UTSA

Any difficulties that junior quarterback Hudson Card and/or redshirt freshman Charles Wright faces in this game in terms of dealing with this experienced UTSA defense, they should find some relief with the outlet that is sophomore tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders in the passing game. The uber-talented 6-foot-4 and 250-pound Sanders can do it all, but he proved so far this season that he will be a matchup issue for just about everyone.

In Week 1 against ULM, Sanders was a really effective outlet in the passing game for redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers in the first start of his collegiate career. He racked up six catches for 85 receiving yards and one touchdown in the opener two weeks ago.

Army was able to get some real production out of their tight ends last weekend when they faced UTSA. That mostly came when Army was able to sneak their tight ends through the seams and get them on some chunk plays in the intermediate and deep passing game.

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Expect Sanders to have an outing with a similar level of production against UTSA compared to what he racked up against the Warhawks in the opener. He’ll be a real weapon that the Texas quarterback will have to find in the flats and potentially on the outside if Sark opens up the playbook later in the game.