TEXAS Off – *7/4 Def – 10/4 46 Lettermen
TEAM THEME: FRESH NEW FACES
The glowing look on new head coach Tom Herman’s face is hard to dismiss. That’s because only 16.3% of the starts made by the Longhorns last year were by seniors – the 5th fewest in the nation. The reason being is underclassmen accounted for 54.4% of all teams starts by the Horns in 2016, the 2nd most in the nation. In fact, UT freshmen have now started 109 games the past two seasons, tops in the nation. Five losses by a TD or less in 2016 made the difference between 2017 being Charlie Strong’s 4th season on the 40 Acres versus Herman’s first. Thus, you can understand Herman’s desire to get this party started.
STAT YOU WILL LIKE: The Longhorns haven’t suffered four consecutive losing seasons since 1938.
PLAY AGAINST: at Baylor (10/28)
This season we present a Power Play Preview on each team from a Power 5 conference. These plays are extracted from the 2017 Playbook Football Preview Guide magazine.
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