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.
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.
A big difference between the haves and have nots is overall team depth. The primary reason for this is obvious: better recruiting. While every team has the same amount of roster space, not every team has its choice of elite recruits who are typically further along the developmental curve. Even those elite prospects who are "raw" coming in can navigate the field through sheer size and athleticism.