The BYU Cougars (5-2) have made the most of their production despite ranking dead last in the Big 12 in total yards per game (301.9). The team enters Austin with a tremendous opportunity to put its program on the map for big time recruits.
You can expect plenty of enthusiasm from BYU faithful who reside in Texas and haven’t seen their team play in their home state. The wide-reaching fanbase certainly has this game circled.
Texas gives the keys to backup quarterback Maalik Murphy for his first start of his college career. Here’s a look at what Texas fans are saying ahead of the game.
Plenty of blue in the stadium
Really, really, REALLY not loving the amount of blue in this stadium. Maybe it just stands out more than other teams, but there’s absolutely more blue than orange in here 41 minutes to kickoff
— The Hamberdler (@Whata_Berger) October 28, 2023
Burke is out
Watts looks ready to go
Texas CB Ryan Watts is in uniform and participating in warmups right now
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) October 28, 2023
Maalik Murphy gets his shot
Want to see a guy with no fear. He's in high waters. 5 touchdowns for Maalik today. https://t.co/2OCzAmIV5o
— Rude Wayne a LEGEND if I ever leave (@Dewayne42005783) October 28, 2023
Good luck knocking this guy down
Maalik dressed like John Wick. It’s on 🔥 https://t.co/eGUUdEbwAc
— Texas Owns Bama (8-2) (@Doc_Texas) October 28, 2023
Setting the record straight
Don’t let this tweet distract you from the fact that OU is in a dogfight with KU
Oh and did I forget to mention DG is 7/9 with 41 yards & a INT with 6 mins in the 3rd https://t.co/GEwlDLd9Mq
— Bryson Buddahbelly 🤘🏻 (@HookEm_Sports) October 28, 2023
Maalik Murphy -or- Arch Manning
Texas is listing Maalik Murphy 'or' Arch Manning as the starting QB on the depth chart today vs. BYU👀
— On3 (@On3sports) October 28, 2023
Fanbase backs Murphy
Loud applause for Maalik Murphy after being announced in the pregame starting lineup.
— CJ Vogel (@CJVogel_TFB) October 28, 2023
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) October 28, 2023