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10/13/2011

Beware Longhorns: Another Oklahoma beatdown is coming, T. Boone style

WeedenvGramblingAll of this Texas Rangers, TCU/Big 12 love has distracted me from the Cotton Bowl Carnage that was last week at Fair Park.

The Horns should be fine in about two years when all of these freshmen/sophomores are a bit bigger and wiser, but what is going to happen in Austin this week may be a sequel to that snore fest in the Red River Massacre.

No. 6 Oklahoma State visits No. 22 Texas at 2:30 on Saturday. Cowboys are favored by 8 right now. They're covering.

OSU averages 51.4 points, tops in the nation, and their 35-year-old QB Brandon Weeden leads a passing game that averages 431 yards per game. Last week at Kansas, OSU hung 70 on the Class 3A Jayhawks High School team. It was so bad the starters were pulled ... before halftime.

OSU is going to have a burp game before its End of the World date against Oklahoma on December 3, which will act as the Big 12 title game, but Saturday won't be it.

The Cowboys' offense is so loaded, so experienced and so good it will dice a Longhorns' secondary and defense that the Sooners exposed as not there yet. OU WR Ryan Broyles embarrassed UT, and OSU WR Justin Blackmon should at least do the same.  

UT falls out of the Top 25 on Sunday, has a bye and then will get healthy against Kansas in Austin on Oct. 29. 
UT should be 7-2 when it begins its final three games:
11/19 vs. Horn killer Kansas State
11/24 at Texas A&M. The Aggies are better than the Horns
12/3 at Baylor. Baylor should be able to out-score the Horns, but can they handle the burden of being the favorites in this game?

UT is going to finish winning record and bowl game, but 7-5 is not out of the question.

 

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