The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up.
Who is he?
Matt Boermeester was at the center of one of the lasting memories of the 2016 college football season when he drilled the walk-off winner in USC’s thrilling Rose Bowl win over Penn State.
As a key piece for the rising Trojans, it only makes sense for him to be on this list as one of the top specialists Texas will face this season, right? Well, it would have made perfect sense before Boermeester likely got himself kicked off the team this offseason for “a code of conduct issue.” Boermeester was indefinitely suspended back in February, and so far there’s been no indication he’ll return.
What should the Longhorns watch for?
Boermeester’s replacement appears to be redshirt freshman Michael Brown. Expectations are sky high for USC, and Brown will be under intense pressure to perform. He won’t get much of a warmup, either, with Stanford coming to the Coliseum one week before the big showdown with Texas. This is certainly a storyline worth watching leading up to Sept. 16.
Catch up on the series
No. 76: Deshaunte Jones
No. 75: Byron Pringle
No. 74: LaQuvionte Gonzalez
No. 73: Zach Sinor
No. 72: Derrick Willies
No. 71: David Montgomery
No. 70: Dylan Cantrell
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