Monday September 1st, 2014

BYU Cougars vs. Texas Longhorns

Texas hosts BYU in a rematch of a surprising 40-21 win for the Cougars in 2013, in which the Longhorns allowed 550 rushing yards, the most they've allowed in a game in school history. Both teams started their season well, with Texas beating North Texas 38-7 and BYU topping Connecticut on the road 35-10.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: Fox Sports 1

RadioFor a list of BYU affiliates, click here. For a list of Texas affiliates, click here

Game Facts

Texas facts

Junior starting quarterback David Ash will not play due to concussion-like symptoms. He also missed 10 games last season for the same reason. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will start in Ash's place against BYU.

The Longhorns will also be missing starting center Dominic Espinosa who fractured a bone in his leg during the season-opener and will have surgery on Wednesday. Espinosa, a senior, has started 40 games for Texas during his career.

The last time these two teams played in Austin the Longhorns escaped with a 17-16 victory. Ash and Colt McCoy came off the bench to lead the Longhorns to a comeback victory after BYU opened the game with a 13-0 lead.

Charlie Strong won his head coaching debut last week against North Texas in convincing fashion. The Longhorns won 37-7 with North Texas' only points coming off a botched snap by Texas.

Texas expects a crowd of more than 100,000 to fill Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this Saturday night.

BYU facts

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, who had 259 rushing yards last season against Texas, opened the 2014 season with 308 passing yards, 97 rushing yards and five total touchdowns in Week 1 against UConn.

Wide receiver Devon Blackmon is expected to make his season debut after he was suspended for Week 1 for wearing earrings, a violation of the BYU honor code.

The Cougars and Longhorns have played four times, and BYU holds a 3-1 edge in the all-time series.

BYU lost at Texas 17-16 in 2011. 

Quarterback Taysum Hill passed for 308 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the team's opening game. 

- Ben Estes

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