Louisiana Tech safety L’Jarius Sneed clearly isn't paying much mind to his own Bulldogs' underdog status in their season opener. The No. 10 Texas Longhorns are 21-point favorites at home against Louisiana Tech, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Just days away from Saturday's kickoff against Tom Herman's Longhorns, Sneed believes he's already figured out the secret formula to pull off the upset. And that strategy apparently starts with his claim that Texas' wide receivers can't handle press coverage.
Nothing exudes confidence quite like an FCS safety taking a shot at an FBS opponent favored by nearly three touchdowns over his own team. But you have to hand it to Sneed for sticking with what he believes.
The Longhorns' passing attack was formidable last season, to say the least, averaging 258.2 passing yards per game, which was good for No. 32 in the country.
However, Sneed and the Louisiana Tech passing defense allowed fewer than 200 passing yards per game (189.6) last season, including a Week 3 matchup with LSU that held the Tigers to 191 yards of offense through the air.
While Sneed might be on to something, his claim should prove much easier said than done against a Texas team trending in the right direction behind Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback Sam Ehlinger.
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