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Texas Longhorns vs. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football video highlights, score

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Texas head football coach Steve Sarkisian takes the field during an open practice session at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Aug. 18.

The No. 19-ranked Texas football team opened its 2021 NCAA football season against No. 23 University of Louisiana at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

Texas won 38-18. 

It also marked the debut of Texas Longhorns head football coach Steve Sarkisian

Sarkisian's career ups and downs are well-known. Fired by USC in October 2015 after alcohol issues surfaced, Sarkisian subsequently worked stints as an analyst at Alabama, play-caller for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, and play-caller for Nick Saban's Crimson Tide

Sarkisian was hired as Texas head football coach Jan. 2 after Tom Herman was fired.

The first Texas football game of the season comes against a tough opponent, if last year's record is any indicator. 

Louisiana finished the 2020 NCAA football season with a 10-1 record, and the team's first-ever top 25 finish. The Cajuns return 20 starters, including all five offensive linemen and quarterback Levi Lewis.

Redshirt freshman Hudson Card will start at quarterback for the Longhorns against the Cajuns. 

Follow action from the Texas football game below:

The 38-18 score held, giving Steve Sarkisian his first win with the Longhorns.

Cameron Dicker with the field goal for Texas! Longhorns are up 38-18.

Louisiana fires back, cutting the score to 35-18 with 9:31 left in the game.

Jordan Whittington scores to put Texas in the lead 35-12.

Hudson Card rushing TD

Hudson Card scored his first rushing touchdown at Texas by keeping the ball and running it in from the 3 yard line. Texas leads 28-12. 

Chris Smith TD Run

Louisiana got some points back on a 27-yard touchdown run by Chris Smith. The extra point was blocked. Texas leads 21-12.

Bijan Robinson TD run

Bijan Robinson ran it into the end zone from the 7-yard line for his second touchdown of the day. The Longhorns have a 21-6 lead. 

Jordan Whittington 41-yard catch

Jordan Whittington rumbles for 41 yards on a 3rd down and 11 yards to go in the third quarter. 

Hudson Card to Cade Brewer TD pass

Hudson Card threads one to tight end Cade Brewer for a 6-yard touchdown pass. The Longhorns increase their lead to 14-3. 

Bijan Robinson lines up in the slot

Bijan Robinson lined up in the slot and Hudson Card finds him for a for a 28-yard completion and a first down. 

Texas' Hudson Card completes first TD pass to Bijan Robinson

Hudson Card hits Bijan Robinson out off the backfield with a pass and he cruises 18 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. Texas takes a 7-3 lead.

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Kenneth Almendares' 37-yard field goal

Louisiana gets on the board first with a Kenneth Almendares 37-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

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