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Following a loss during week one, BYU will be looking to bounce back quickly in a big matchup with No. 15 Texas.

The Cougars will need an offensive spark to stay with the Longhorns, who come into the contest with a bevy of returning starters and national title aspirations.

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill will be under the microscope, after putting up weak passing numbers against the Virginia Cavaliers last week. The Texas defensive front, led by Jackson Jeffcoat, will try to continue to disrupt the Cougars' sophomore quarterback.

Here is a glance into what both teams will face on gameday.

At a glance
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No. 15 Texas (1-0) at BYU (0-1)

Saturday, 5 p.m. MDT

LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470)


Radio: 1160 AM

Weather: Cloudy skies, with a chance for a storm. Temperatures in the 80s.

The stakes

For Texas … The Longhorns are putting their undefeated record and national ranking on the line.

For BYU … The Cougars are looking for their first win of the season, and a top-15 upset, in their home-opener.

The trends
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For Texas … The Longhorns have won 11 consecutive nonconference road games. They haven’t lost to a non-Big 12 opponent away from home since 2000.

For BYU … The Cougars are 15-19 all-time against Big 12 opponents. Their last victory vs. the Big 12 came in 2009 against No. 3 Oklahoma.

The edge

Texas will win if … The Longhorns can get big plays from their stable of athletes and force BYU into turnovers and punts.

BYU will win if … The Cougars can jumpstart their go-fast-go-hard offense by eliminating mistakes and generating long drives that result in points.

Player to watch
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Taysom Hill, BYU: After completing just 13-of-40 passes at Virginia, the sophomore quarterback is looking for improved play this week. But he’ll needs lots of help from the offensive line and his receivers.

Key matchup

BYU’S OFFENSIVE LINE VS. TEXAS’ FRONT SEVEN: The Cougars’ overhauled O-line, featuring some new starters, will be severely tested against the Longhorns’ athletic defense.

Injury report
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Texas: None.

BYU: Wide receiver Cody Hoffman (hamstring) is probable. Linebacker Uani Unga (ribs) is possible.