Looking to Week 2: Texas Longhorns
With a promise of bad blood that comes with history, it is no surprise to see Tide fans fired up at the idea of beating the likes of Steve Sarkisian, Agiye Hall, and others at DKR Memorial in Austin on Sept. 10.
The Tide is rolling hard and fast off a dominant 55-0 win over the Utah State Aggies, this game is sure to be one for the history books, even if the Longhorns pose more of a threat to Alabama’s record. This out-of-conference match-up, soon to be an in-conference match-up, is shaping up to be a hot storyline this week, as College Gameday has recently announced they will be joining the likes of Bevo and Big Al in Austin Texas for this promising spectacle.
With the now trending on Twitter, #Texashateweek, fans of the Crimson Tide are curious as to what obstacles the Longhorns will impose on the road to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood California for this years College Football National Championship.
Ground and Pound:
It is easy to overlook arguably the best player on the Longhorn’s roster, with the arrival of Quinn Ewers to the Texas Football offense. This player being junior running back Bijan Robinson, who lit up college football last year with 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns. Robinson, who many consider to be the best halfback in college football right now, is a hard-hitting downhill runner who is shifty left-to-right and has some serious breakaway speed. It is going to take 60 hard fought minutes from our boys in the trenches to stop this star from lighting up DKR Memorial.
The Good, the Bad, and the Mullet:
While Robinson is tearing up turf on the ground transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers is sure to be gunning to topple the Tide through the air. After securing the $1.4 million bag at Ohio State, Ewers decided to take his talent to where the stars are big and bright deep in the heart of Austin. Going 16-for-24 on pass attempts for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns, Ewers is not a threat to be taken lightly and should keep the secondary searching for picks all night long.
Elephants > Longhorns
While Texas’ roster sports some impressive talent, the match-up on Sept. 10 that will kick off at noon is certainly the Crimson Tide’s to lose. Favored by 17.5 points in Vegas, those big bright stars of Texas will have to align perfectly for Sarkisian and company to steal a win against the No. 1 team in the nation. Expect for Bryce Young and Will Anderson to continue to feast against this Big-XII defense and for the Alabama to move to 2-0 on the season.