Steve Sarkisian and Kalen DeBoer met with reporters on Sunday in a joint press conference to preview their College Football Playoff matchup.

Sarkisian shared some of this thoughts on how Texas plans to slow down Washington’s “high-flying” passing attack led by Michael Penix Jr. Sarkisian indicated that creating turnovers would be a big part of the Longhorns’ game plan. He also said Texas will have to match Washington’s physicality in this game.

“Well, I think the first part, one thing that gets lost in — when you watch Washington, everybody wants to talk about Michael Penix, the receivers and the high-flying explosive plays and all that. This is a physical team,” Sarkisian said. “And so I think the level of physicality in which we play the game is important in this ball game.

“I think naturally they’re a big-play, explosive offense. How do we try to minimize those to the best of our ability? How do we on our end try to create some of those? This is a very opportunistic defense. They create turnovers.”

Texas generated 23 takeaways this season — 16 interceptions and 7 fumble recoveries — which was good enough for the third-best mark in the Big 12.

The Longhorns will have their hands full with Washington’s passing attack. The Huskies’ trio of wide receivers of Jalen McMillan, Ja’lynn Polk and Rome Odunze helped make them one of the most explosive offenses in the country this season.

Kickoff is at 5:45 p.m. PT on Monday in New Orleans.