What to remember from Texas beating ULM before facing No. 1 Alabama

AUSTIN, TX – On the heels of a preseason in which Texas lost a 34-game starter along the offensive line (Junior Angilau) and its most significant NCAA Transfer Portal skill position addition (Isaiah Neyor) to the season-ending knee injuries, the Longhorns’ overall health is probably the best news to come out of Saturday’s 52-10 season opener against Louisiana-Monroe. Averaging 6.6 yards per play with the quarterback Quinn ewers (16 of 24 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns against an interception), running back Bijan Robinson (111 total yards, 7.1 yards per rush attempt and two total touchdowns) and tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders (85 yards and a touchdown on six receptions) putting in outstanding performances with the head coach Steve Sarkisian pleased with his offense, not to mention what he liked about a defensive effort that saw Texas generate three sacks, eight tackles for loss and a touchdown when D’Shawn Jamison netted a third-quarter interception 69 yards out , going through the Warhawks and on next week’s highly anticipated matchup with No. 1 Alabama without expanding the injury report was huge to say the least.

“Not having any real injuries tonight is positive, man,” Sarkisian said. “It’s hard to do is to play a full four-quarter game of football and not have the injuries that we were lucky not to have tonight.”

Along with good health, the Longhorns picked up one of their best acquisitions of the offseason in the former Crimson Tide wide receiver. Agiye Room back on the team with his indefinite suspension lifted. A move to Alabama has one chance to positively impact the offense, but another has to wait for that opportunity with Saturday’s outing marking the first of six close games. Jahleel Billingsley must miss while serving a suspension involving an NCAA matter.

Household items, as Sarkisian said, were two of the most important pieces of information to come out of a post-match press conference that lasted almost 17 minutes. Sarkisian had other comments to mention and Horns247 recaps three important takeaways as Sarkisian and the Longhorns put the ULM game to bed and focus on the Crimson Tide.

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