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Week 1 2019 Louisiana Tech vs. Texas

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) gets to the second level after being flushed from the pocket during the Sugar Bowl football game between the Texas Longhorns and Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

La. Tech (8-5) vs. Texas (10-4)

-La. Tech won 8 games in 2018 against 7 FBS opponents (South Alabama, North Texas, UTSA, UTEP, FAU, Rice and Hawaii)  who had a combined overall record of 31-57 or .352%. 

-The Bulldogs won those 7 games by an average margin of victory of 11.5 ppg (total score of 201-120). 

-La. Tech also defeated FCS opponent Southern U. by a score of 54-17. 

-La. Tech lost 5 games to FBS opponents (LSU, UAB, Miss. St., Southern Miss and Western KY) who had a combined overall record of 38-25 or .603%. 

-The Bulldogs lost those 5 games by a total score of 162-66 or 19.2 ppg. 

 

-Texas won 10 games against FBS opponents (Tulsa, USC, TCU, Kansas St., Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas Tech, Iowa St, Kansas and Georgia) who had a combined overall record of 66-61 or .519%. 

-The Longhorns won those 10 games by a total margin of victory of 9.4 ppg (total score 303-209). 

-Texas lost 4 games against FBS opponents (Maryland, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Oklahoma) who had a combined overall record 32-19 or .627%. 

-The Longhorns lost those 4 games by a total score of 153-132 or 5.2 ppg. 

 

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