BERKELEY, Calif. – It’s been nearly 15 years since an underdog Texas team traveled to an iconic Pac-12 venue and took down a West Coast power.
The last one was led by Vince Young when the Longhorns tamed the USC dynasty in the Rose Bowl in '06.
This time it will be Rowan Hart who will lead the charge against a dominant Cal-Berkeley juggernaut in Memorial Stadium.
It will be a sort of homecoming for Hart, who grew up a scant 60 miles from Berkeley – just a four-hour drive – in Davis, Calif. The junior had a two-year stay at Holy Cross before joining the Longhorns.
“What an opportunity,” said Texas coach Seth Bokmeyer*. “Cal has become what we expect to be. You have to beat the best to be the best.”
The Longhorns face a team dripping with talent combined with a hefty-sized chip on their shoulder after seeing their perfect season in 2019 ruined in the national championship game.
But it’s the offense that gets the big ink.
Throw in senior Jake Lombardo as another option and you’ve got a stacked offense.
But upsets do happen.
[*- The coach didn’t really say this. This is all made up. It’s fake]