Louisiana-Lafayette adjusted to what it saw of OSU's game at Arizona, opting to tilt its defensive attention to the outside receivers after Tracy Moore's four-touchdown game against the Wildcats.
The Cowboys adjusted, finding open receivers in the middle of the field, with Josh Stewart and Blake Jackson combining for 14 catches, 216 yards and three touchdowns.
“We've got receivers all over the place who can make plays and who want to make plays and want to be the guy,” said Stewart. “It's a good deal for us. We know we can make plays, both inside and outside, so it works in our favor.”
OPPONENT WATCH: TEXAS
With more than two years of scuffling offense lingering, Texas hopes it enjoyed a breakthrough at Ole Miss, where the Longhorns struck for 676 yards — 350 rushing and 326 passing — in a 66-31 romp.
“We saw Saturday night at Ole Miss who we want to be,” Texas coach Mack Brown said Saturday on ESPN radio. “Now, we're not going to average nearly 700 yards of offense and be as balanced, with 300 apiece rushing and throwing every week.