Louisiana Tech DB Called Out Texas’ WRs
DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Collin Johnson #9 of the Texas Longhorns pulls in a pass against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The Texas Longhorns are favored by more than 20 points in their season opener against Louisiana Tech this weekend. But one Bulldogs player—defensive back L’Jarius Sneed—thinks his team has the right formula to shut down Texas’ wide receivers.Speaking to the media this week, Sneed asserted that Texas’ wide receivers “can’t handle [the] press. We need to press them.”It’s a bold strategy to be sure. Texas had one of the better passing attacks in the country last year, averaging over 250 passing yards per game.Meanwhile, Louisiana Tech had an impressive passing defense last year, but against mostly middling teams. They did manage to hold LSU to less than 200 passing yards at Tiger Stadium, though. Sneed could very well be on to something…#LATech safety @jay__sneed on #Texas WRs: They can’t handle press. We need to press them.— Cory Diaz (@CoryDiaz_TNS) August 27, 2019Saturday’s meeting at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.Texas heads into the game ranked No. 10 in the nation and is a bonafide contender for the Big 12 title this season.Louisiana Tech finished last season with an 8-5 record, with a win over Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.No doubt fans and players will remember Sneed’s words when they face off.The game will be played on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST and will air on the Longhorn Network.