Here's what Williams had to say after Tuesday's practice about what's ahead.
Q: This will be your first time playing college football in your home state. Any special meaning for you?
Patrick Williams: Just that family and friends live close, and a lot of them might be at the game. But it's just like playing CSU out at our field, though. It's just like CSU.
Q: You've been here a season and a half. Where do the better players come from, Texas or California?
PW: I think we both bring something to the table. I think it's a split. I can't really say Texas players are better or California players are better.
Q: So I can't get you to talk any smack?
PW: (laughs) Nah.
Q: What do you see from the Longhorns' defense that impresses you?
PW: As a unit, their secondary is their strong point, I believe. Other than Miami, they're probably the second fastest group we'll go against. Everything's going to have to be detailed to the "T."
Q: Jumping on that, how do you attack a defense like theirs?
PW: You go right at them. There's no running around them. You attack and go right at them all game long.
Q: Do you think you'll be in the game plan this week?
PW: I expect to be.