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Opening-day kickoff. Tailgaters introduce the air to barbecue fumes, generations of fans flood into the stadium and gridiron memories of the past flash forth as the ball is booted sky-high, breaking the burnt-orange silhouette of the stadium.
This is where practice pays dividends.
The Wyoming Cowboys will attempt to elude the wrath of a talented Texas team, but will likely succumb to it instead.
Texas' passing game will headline fans' curiosities, as David Ash will attempt to widen the distance between he and elder counterpart Case McCoy.
The backfield accounts for potentially the best trio of tailbacks in the country. Sophomores Malcolm Brown (not to be confused with aforementioned Malcom Brown) and Joe Bergeron will accompany freshman phenom Johnathan Gray.
Brown and Gray will assuredly leave defenses black and blue. Both were the nation's top recruit at running back in their respective classes.
Malcolm Brown's a bruising bulldozer that will top the list of would-be tacklers' regrets in their football career.
Johnathan Gray's shoes could be cited for arson. He burns defenders with ease, has superb vision and offers a threatening aerial option coming out of the backfield. The kid averaged 11.2 YPC and scored 65 touchdowns as a senior in high school.
Texas may not have a certified gunslinger, but this is one shootout that the Cowboys won't win.
Check out Texas' full-fledged schedule here (MackBrown-TexasFootball.com).