Ok this will be short and sweet because Texas is favored by almost 40 points.
Hopefully, this week Texas will go start to finish and dominate at least one game before they start their Big XII play. They are playing a Rice team that has lost to D-1AA Nicholls State, and in subsequent games the Owls gave up close to 1200 yards of offense to in loses to Baylor and Texas Tech.
Rice's offense put up over 300 yards of offense against both the Red Raiders and Bears, but barely managed over 200 against Nicholls State in which they turned the ball over a season high five times.
The Longhorns defense looks to be stronger with the return of DE Henry Melton and LB Sergio Kindle, both coming back after serving 3 games suspensions for a DUI incidents during the offseason.
Texas' offense also returns more depth at WR with Billy Pittman fresh off his 3 game suspension for receiving an improper gift over the summer. Limas Sweed is back in action after an ankle injury kept him out of part of the UCF game. Jamaal Charles will look to continue his 100 yard game streak which stands at 3, and Colt Mccoy looks to show some off some of his skills that Longhorn fans have expected since week 1.
Prediction: Texas wins by at least four scores, but does not cover the spread. All in all they should settle down, limit their turnovers, and take care of business, as next week starts the Big XII play with revenge game against Kansas State.
Sorry this is not as in depth as previous posts, but it is Rice, a team that has not beaten Texas since 1994 in eight tries, or since 1965 in Austin.