Derek Babiash (31) of the San Diego State Aztecs defends against Chad Hansen (6) of the California Golden Bears on an incomplete pass during the fourth quarter of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 10, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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The Eyes of Texas: Three Bears the Horns will be watching

Posted September 17th, 2016

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On Saturday night against Cal, the eyes of Texas will be upon …

DAVIS WEBB, QB

Webb threw 747 passes over his three seasons at Texas Tech, but none of them came against Texas. He lost his starting job to Baker Mayfield two games before the Texas game as a freshman in 2013, suffered a season-ending ankle injury the week before the Texas game in 2014, and was Patrick Mahomes’ backup for the 2015 game. So the Prosper, Texas native is getting his first shot at the Longhorns. He’s coming off a loss to San Diego State in which he attempted 72 passes. He finished with 522 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Webb is the nation’s second-leading passer.

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 Davis Webb #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders throws the ball against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Davis Webb #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders throws the ball against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CHAD HANSEN, WR

Hansen, with 28 catches through the first two games, is Webb’s top target. Easily. The next closest pass catcher is Vic Wharton III, with nine catches. Hansen had 19 catches for 249 yards last season, which made him the Golden Bears’ leading returning receiver for 2016. He nearly bested those 2015 numbers with just last week’s 14-catch, 190-yard performance against San Diego State.

MATT ANDERSON, K

Only two kickers in the country have kicked more field goals than Anderson, who’s 5-for-5 so far — Ohio’s Louie Zervos (nine) and Florida State’s Ricky Aguayo (seven). And thanks to 10 extra points, Anderson is ranked 13th in the nation in scoring through two weeks. The junior’s longest kick? A 45-yarder last Saturday at San Diego State.

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