In a nice primer for the season, Rivals.com breaks down the strengths and potential fatal flaws of the national title contenders.
Texas, ranked second in the USA Today and AP polls, is lauded for its passing game and offensive line while facing questions about its defensive line. No. 3 Oklahoma provides a bit of a mirror image with the lines reversed: good passing game and a strong defensive front counterbalanced by the reworked offensive line. Oklahoma State draws praise for its offense, especially at the skill positions, with the defense a question mark as people wait to see if Bill Young can turn things around.