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2010 Oct 14

NEBRASKA-TEXAS: Five UT Players to Watch


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Five players to watch for Texas for Saturday's Nebraska game:

Running back D.J. Monroe: Probably the fastest Longhorn on the field, Monroe is a threat in the running game and as a kickoff returner. Given the Huskers' relative weakness in kickoff coverage when kicker Adi Kunalic doesn't boot a touchback, Monroe is one player who could inflict the most damage on NU.

Wide receiver Mike Davis: He's quickly become Garrett Gilbert's favorite target in the four games he played. Davis has a big frame and good enough speed to match up well with Nebraska's gifted cornerbacks. Look for him to work against Alfonzo Dennard throughout the game.

Defensive end Sam Acho: As one of UT's leaders on and off the field, he's a linchpin of Texas' stout defense. Can he whip a young, relatively untested left tackle in Jeremiah Sirles? Can he help the Horns flip the field and set up the offense with easy points?

Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat: A rush specialist who might as fast and active as any freshman defensive tackle in the country. Jeffcoat isn't necessarily a complete player yet, but he can get to a quarterback with speed and malicious intent.

Linebacker Keenan Robinson: He won't be Taylor Martinez's spy, per se, but he will be responsible, in part for keeping No. 3 penned in and away from one of his trademark touchdown dashes down the field. Nebraska likes to stack offensive personnel on the wide side of the field to create mismatches on the short side, and Robinson will have to recognize those tendencies on the run.

See also: Five Keys to the Game, Five NU and UT Players to Watch, and NU-UT Position Matchup and Guess The Score

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