Game-by-game predictions and plot lines ahead of fall camp

Fall camp is starting soon in Austin, and we have a good idea of ​​the team that will be on the field at the season opener. While the starting spots are still up for grabs, the roster that will emerge from the tunnel is now on campus.

First-year offensive linemen will show whether or not they’re ready for game time. Granted, they’ll look lost at times, as we’ve often seen in returning linemen. We’ll see which five have the best understanding of attack and work best together.

Linebackers could determine which defense Texas deploys most often. Pete Kwiatkowski would welcome the emergence of David Gbenda or Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey as reliable linebacker options.

Here’s a look at how I see the 2022 college football season unfolding for Texas, along with potential storylines before each game.

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

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Planned scenario: Quinn Ewers’ first departure

Score prediction: Texas 62, Louisiana-Monroe 13

Texas record: 1-0

Alabama Crimson Tide

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Planned scenario: Nick Saban against another former assistant

Score prediction: Alabama 56, Texas 24

Texas record: 1-1

UTSA Roadrunners

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Planned scenario: Jeff Traylor comes home

Score prediction: Texas 37, UTSA 16

Texas record: 2-1

at Texas Tech Red Raiders

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Planned scenario: Final conference home game against Texas

Score prediction: Texas 52, Texas Tech 41

Texas record: 3-1

West Virginia Mountaineers

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Planned scenario: Slugfest in Austin

Score prediction: Texas 28, West Virginia 20

Texas record: 4-1

at Oklahoma Sooners (Dallas)

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Planned scenario: Steve Sarkisian against Brent Venables

Score prediction: Texas 34, Oklahoma 27

Texas record: 5-1

Iowa State Cyclones

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Predicted scenario: Iowa State has won three straight against Texas

Score prediction: Texas 24, Iowa State 13

Texas record: 6-1

to the Oklahoma State Cowboys

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Predicted Scenario: Can Oklahoma State stay in the hunt for the Big 12 Championship?

Score prediction: Oklahoma State 37, Texas 30

Texas record: 6-2

to the Kansas State Wildcats

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Predicted scenario: Can Texas win a second game on the road?

Score prediction: Kansas State 33, Texas 30

Texas record: 6-3

TCU Horned Frogs

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Planned scenario: rebound game

Score prediction: Texas 59, TCU 31

Texas record: 7-3

at Kansas Jayhawks

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Planned scenario: Vengeance on Kansas

Score prediction: Texas 63, Kansas 24

Texas record: 8-3

Baylor Bear

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Predicted scenario: The winner faces Oklahoma in the conference championship

Score prediction: Texas 31, Baylor 24

Texas record: 9-3

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