Earlier in the week, the Texas Longhorns fired defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, and brought back Gregg Robinson to run a unit that got shell shocked last week. Even with the dominating defeat by BYU, Texas was named a 2.5 point favorite over the visiting Ole Miss Rebels on Friday September 13. For Texas, this is not the right time to be playing the up and coming team. CBSsports.com has the Rebels in the top 25, while Texas has fallen out of the polls. Also ESPN.com reported that quarterback David Ash was ruled out for the game with head and right shoulder injuries. Case McCoy will get the start.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas Longhorns
When: Saturday September 14, 8 p.m.
Where: Darrell K Royal- Texas Memorial Stadium
TV: Longhorn Network
Once again Case McCoy gets to run the offense, and it should be in capable hands, but that might not be where Mack Brown’s concerns are. Defensively, the whole Texas squad has to step up. Last week, they missed numerous tackles, and if they don’t improve, Ole Miss will run right passed them too.
Texas is giving up 327 yards on the ground in the first two games. With that type of production, the opponents don’t even have to pass.
Ole Miss is undefeated and they’re offense can strike quickly. With 239 rushing yards and 271 passing yards per game, the Rebels should have the Longhorns guessing all night.
Texas has to take advantage in the passing game on Saturday night. They also display a tremendous running game in the opening weeks.
It will be interesting to see if the Texas program is distracted by all the changes or if they are rejuvenated on both sides of the ball.
Mississippi is working on something special this season. Bo Wallace might take time figuring out the changes in Texas’ defense, but in the end, Ole Miss will earn another road victory.
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