In what will easily be the marquee game of college football’s Week 2 slate, the No. 6 LSU Tigers head to Austin and Darren K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to take on the No. 10 Texas Longhorns.
Texas and LSU actually have quite a bit in common. They’re both chasing their first conference titles since losing a BCS National Championship Game to Alabama, and have largely been a mess since then.
Additionally, they are both seeking to dethrone rivals in their conferences and secure their first-ever College Football Playoff berth.
ESPN’s computer model has released its projection for the Texas-LSU game.
The computer model believes that LSU won’t have any trouble at all against Texas. The computer model gives the Tigers an 80.0 percent chance to beat Texas next weekend.
It will be only the second game played between the two schools in over 50 years, and the first in the regular season since 1954. The two sides last clashed in the 2003 Cotton Bowl, with Texas winning 35-20.
College GameDay has already announced that they’ll be heading to Austin for the game.
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As for this year’s matchup, both teams dominated their Week 1 matchups. LSU and Texas scored a combined 100 points against Georgia Southern and Louisiana Tech respectively.
But LSU’s defense is widely considered to be one of the best in the country. Tom Herman and his staff will need to pull out all the stops to overcome Ed Orgeron, Grant Delpit and the Tigers.