Texas can’t limp into the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, hoping for a win over Oklahoma.
Hope isn’t enough.
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RED RIVER RIVALRY
Texas vs. 12-Oklahoma, 11 a.m. Saturday, ABC, 1300, 98.1
BOHLS, GOLDEN CHAT
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HORNS: THE BIG PICTURE
How does Texas rank?
Where the Longhorns rank in the Big 12 and nationally in various categories after five games. Parentheses show last week’s rankings:
Rush offense;3rd (3);48th (T-37)
Pass offense;4th (4);42nd (36)
Pass efficiency;7th (5);61st (50)
Total offense;3rd (3);39th (31)
Scoring;4th (5);47th (56)
Rush defense;10th (10);117th (117)
Pass defense;4th (6);49th (42)
Total defense;10th (10);108th (109)
Sacks;T-4th (8);T-46th (T-83)
Turnover margin;T-2nd (4);T-12th (T-13th)
The season so far
Texas 56, New Mexico St. 7: David Ash, Daje Johnson lead a record-breaking offensive night.
BYU 40, Texas 21: Horns implode defensively and see Ash, Johnson get injured.
Ole Miss 44, Texas 23: No Ash, little defense and a second-half implosion against the ranked Rebels.
Texas 31, Kansas St. 21: Johnathan Gray and the defense lead Horns to Big 12-opening W.
Texas 31, Iowa St. 30: A controversial ending, but Horns rally late to survive Ames road trip.
2013 vs. 2012, 2011
How the Longhorns (3-2) compare statistically with the 2012 and 2011 teams’ averages and totals after four games (* average per game):