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How to watch No. 12 Texas vs. Rice: Game time, TV, live streaming, and more

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Texas has some questions to answer as they head to NRG Stadium in Houston.

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NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns’ loss to the LSU Tigers is a thing of the past.

Heading into Saturday’s game, their sole focus is the matchup against the Rice Owls in their final non-conference game. The Longhorns have a lot of opportunities to improve as they take on a team that they have beaten 13 consecutive times dating back to 1995.

Defensively, the Longhorns need to shore up the back end and determine who can hold down the side of the field opposite of sophomore Jalen Green. Injuries to other defenders could cause issues for the Longhorns, but they can lean on a solid unit up front to hopefully stop the Owls’ game plan.

Sam Ehlinger and the passing game has got it figured out, with Brennan Eagles and Devin Duvernay serving as the breakout receivers of the year, but not all is well on the offense. The ground game still needs to figure itself out, whether that be Keaontay Ingram, Roschon Johnson or the newly-returned Daniel Young. Texas cannot afford to be one-dimensional as they head into the weekly gauntlet of Big 12 play.

So, as Texas heads to NRG Stadium, their goals for the season are still very much attainable. Manage to get those questions answered against Rice, play up to the standard set in the second half against LSU and come away with a winning record heading into conference play.

“It’s very fixable,” head coach Tom Herman said on Monday. ‘We’ve got talented players that care. Part of it’s not — when you complete passes, it’s not always on the secondary. We had some linebackers that were out of position in underneath coverage as well.”

“They’re going to try to pound it, cut the game in half and extend drives,” Texas defensive coordinator Orlando said. “It’s not option football but the mentality is very much like option football.”

Injury Report:

  • Sophomore WR Joshua Moore (suspension) — out
  • Sophomore S B.J. Foster (hamstring) — out
  • RS Freshman S DeMarvion Overshown (back) — out
  • Freshman RB Jordan Whittington (groin) — out
  • Senior RB Kirk Johnson (knee) — out
  • Freshman OL Reese Moore (knee) — out
  • Junior RB Daniel Young (ankle) — probable

How to Watch:


Time: 7:00 p.m. Central

Radio: Broadcasts are also available on Sirius 132, XM 199, and App Ch. 953

Online Streaming: WatchESPN

Odds: Texas +32.5

Weather: High of 97 degrees and clear (game played in NRG Stadium)

Longhorn City Limits: Rob Baird (3:30 p.m.) and Midland (5:00 p.m.)