The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and Texas Longhorns open their 2022 campaigns in Austin Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

we analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Louisiana-Monroe vs. Texas odd

and make our expert college football picks and predictions.

Texas is No. 18 in the AFCA Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports.

The Longhorns come into the season with a new vigor due to the transfer in of QB Quinn Ewers

The 5-star Texas native spent a season at Ohio State before transferring.

He was eventually named the starting quarterback by coach Steve Sarkisian.

Louisiana Monroe was 4-8 last season, coach Terry Bowden’s first year with the Warhawks.

It was actually an improvement from their winless 0-10 record during the 2020 season.

Their goal is obviously to be competitive in the Sun Belt Conference, but they’ll play more of a sacrificial lamb in this opener.