Texas secured a good victory that included some nice stats for star Sam Ehlinger and a lot of snaps for freshman and back-ups. Several players that will likely redshirt this season got in on the action in this contest.
The real story of the LSU game and potentially this season was Texas' spread passing attack. The Longhorns torched the Tigers from empty formations in a fashion reminiscent of the 2008 or 2009 Longhorns under Colt McCoy. A really good empty passing attack led by a mobile QB that can read defenses and react quickly can be truly nightmarish for opponents.
Texas gave that game to LSU. There's no question that LSU played outstanding football, clearly hiring assistant offensive coach Joe Brady was a great decision and he was able to join forces with Joe Burrow and Steven Ensminger to build a phenomenal spread passing attack. The Tigers came in and won that game with a great effort and a truly potent offensive system.
Last year we tracked Texas' burgeoning run game under Herb Hand with the weekly run game report where I broke down the concepts and results of the Longhorn rushing attack. Although part of me wonders if the emphasis this year might be more on the passing game, we're still bringing it back for another go round.