Coming off a 56-7 win over New Mexico State in their season opener, Texas will hit the road for the first time this season to take on BYU (1-0).
Kickoff: 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Line: Texas by 7
Series record: BYU leads 2-1
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Texas coach Mack Brown promised a fast-paced offense this season and it certainly delivered in a 56-7 win over New Mexico State. The Longhorns had a school-best 715 yards of total offense, including four touchdowns of 50 or more yards. Now, they face a stingy BYU defense that ranked among the best in the nation last season. The Cougars are looking to rebound after letting a late lead slip away in a 19-16 loss to Virginia.
BYU LB Kyle Van Noy against Texas OLs Mason Walters and Trey Hopkins. Van Noy is one of the top linebackers in the nation and had 2½ tackles for losses, a pass breakup and a QB hurry against Virginia. The Cougars need him to pressure QB David Ash, who's coming off a game in which he threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns. The experienced offensive line for Texas is anchored by Walters and Hopkins, who were named to several preseason watch lists.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Texas: RB Malcolm Brown became just the fourth Texas tailback to top 100 yards receiving in the New Mexico State game. He finished with 109 yards and had a 74-yard TD, which was the third-longest by a Texas running back.
BYU: WR Cody Hoffman is close to becoming BYU's all-time leading receiver in several categories. He needs 538 yards receiving and three TDs to break Austin Collie's career marks. He's also 19 catches away from eclipsing Dennis Pitta's school record in receptions. Hoffman was a late scratch against Virginia with a hamstring injury.
FACTS & FIGURES: The Longhorns have won their last 11 nonconference road games. ... The Cougars are 15-19 versus Big 12 teams, with their last win against No. 3 Oklahoma in 2009. ... BYU held Virginia to 223 total yards of offense.
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