AUSTIN, Texas. - Texas running back Keaontay Ingram wasn't animated about LSU visiting following his team's victory against Louisiana Tech.
"In our eyes in that locker room it's another game. You treat it just like another game. We're not going to change what we do. This is Texas football, we're going to prepare like we normally do. Nothing different, just go out there and play hard and practice hard and put in the preparation."
The former Carthage ball carrier may not put stock in the hype surrounding the matchup, but with ESPN's College Gameday descending on campus that ought to tell you everything you need to know about what it means to have the sixth-ranked Tigers coming to town.
The tenth-ranked Longhorns looked impressive on several fronts against LA Tech and as Texas looks to sustain their rise under head coach Tom Herman. a win against LSU can go a long way.
While he said in Monday's press conference that it's not a make or break game for the burnt orange, Herman believes the spotlight on Saturday is well deserved.
"It's great for our fans. It's great for our university. I mean this is one of the premier public institutions and to be able to showcase it in front to that many eyeballs I think is really important. It's great for the city of Austin.
"It's great for recruiting because we know that recruits wake up and they watch that show and we want to put our best foot forward and show off our players with all the different features they have and all of that. They've been in Dallas for a couple of those Red River games (against Oklahoma), but to have them on campus is pretty special."
Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC.