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Longhorns' T'Vondre Sweat Not Stressing vs. Washington: 'Just Another O-Line'

Texas Longhorns defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat isn’t “sweating” ahead of Monday’s meeting with the Washington Huskies.

Texas Longhorns defensive tackle T'Vondre Sweat hasn't seen an offensive line that he didn't salivate at this season. The Outland Trophy winner was named the best interior lineman in the country for a reason.

But even with the lights being the brightest they've been for the Longhorns in nearly 15 years headed into Monday night’s College Football Playoff matchup with the Washington Huskies at the Sugar Bowl, Sweat isn't "sweating" or stressing while preparing for an elite Washington offense that features a stout o-line protecting quarterback Michael Penix Jr.

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"It's just another O-line to me," Sweat said Thursday. "They're a great group of guys. And they're here to win, just like we're here to win. I mean, like I said, everybody will see Monday at 7:45."

While fans might interpret Sweat’s comments toward Washington’s o-line however they’d like, it’s clear that there’s some back-and-forth beef between the two teams. Penix Jr. and Washington running back Dillon Johnson somewhat downplayed the talent on Texas’ defense when speaking to the media, so it’s obvious this is two-way trash talk. 

Regardless, something will have to give on Monday. One side will have their subtle jabs used against them in the event of a loss. Longhorns players have done this time and again on social media this season after wins, most notably after victories over Iowa State and Oklahoma State. 

This season, Sweat has posted 42 total tackles, two sacks, five passes defended, blocked an extra point, and caught a two-yard touchdown. 

Texas (12-1) and Washington (13-0) kickoff at 7:45 p.m. CT on Monday.