Texas is coming off a win against a top-25 team in TCU in which they looked good for only half of the game. The first half was ugly, but the result was a 21 point victory against the #19 ranked Horned Frogs.
UCF receives the Longhorns after a near meltdown to NC State. With a 25-3 halftime lead the Knights went cold in the second half punting on their first six possessions and giving up the ball on downs for their seventh.
The highlight of UCF's offense has to be Kevin Smith who rushed 35 times for 217 yds and a pair of touchdowns against NC State. The Wolfpack rush defense perhaps caught off guard, no, as they responded the next week by giving up 231 yds and 3 tds to BC. Kyle Israel's stat line against State was 12/24 for 93 yards and no touchdowns.
This is a weak UCF team whose defense cannot last a whole game, and whose offense appears to be very one dimensional. The only thing UCF will have going for them this week is the hype of the #7 team in the country being their first opponent in the brand new Bright House Networks Stadium. Upset will be on their minds until Texas scores on first possession and stuffs the UCF offense for a three and out.
Look for the Texas defense to keep UCF under 200 yards total offense, and a young secondary get more confidence by grabbing a couple of picks. Jamaal Charles and RS-Fr. Vondrell Mcgee split carries and account for 200 yards on the ground, while Colt Mccoy decides to only complete passes to Longhorn players with at least 3 td passes.
Texas shows the country they can play 60 minutes and gets people thinking that maybe, maybe Oklahoma won't have it so easy in Dallas on October 6th rolling UCF 50-10. This game by no means equals great win, but another struggle against an inferior team, and Texas gets laughed out of the top-10.