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Sound Off: Texas QB questions boost pressure on running game vs. USC

Posted September 14th, 2017

Most Texas fans moved on from Saturday’s 56-0 win over San Jose State fairly quick. The Longhorns moved to 1-1 and erased the lingering memories of the season-opening loss to Maryland.

In today’s segment, we discuss some of the big numbers from the clash with the Spartans, including Chris Warren III’s big rushing day and the importance of the Horns continuing to run the ball against No. 4 USC.

Since UT has already stumbled, that took some of the luster out of this week’s Texas-USC matchup. It’s been 12 years since the 2005 national title clash, so no need to rehash that here. But there were several important topics up for discussion by beat writers Danny Davis and Brian Davis in this week’ Zaxby’s Sound Off.

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Sound Off: Texas-USC preview

  • Should Texas start sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele or stick with freshman Sam Ehlinger? Coach Tom Herman said Buechele will play if he can get back on the practice field this week. Buechele has 13 games of experience compared to Ehlinger’s one. (1:44)
  • What can Texas expect from its running game with Warren and Kyle Porter? The Longhorns abandoned the run against the Terrapins. But they stuck with it against the Spartans and had more than 400 rushing yards. (3:16)
  • Bottom line, will Texas have any success in Los Angeles? Oddsmakers already have Texas has a solid underdog, something Herman himself admitted on Monday. What constitutes victory for this team in the Coliseum? (7:53)

 

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