The Texas Longhorns’ quest to get back to the Big 12 Championship runs through Stillwater and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Longhorns will need to do the following things well in order to start 1-0 in the conference.
Both teams are ranked in the AP poll, with Texas rated 10th and Oklahoma State 25th. Texas (3-0) has outscored opponents 148-48, including a 66-point showing against Ole Miss.
Oklahoma State started the year off with a bang, hanging 84 points on Savannah State. In Week 2, the Cowboys dropped a 59-38 game to the up-start Arizona Wildcats. OSU recovered with a 31-point win over Louisiana-Lafayette and is looking to get back into the top 25.
The Longhorns have the eighth-rated offense in the country, putting up 49.3 points per game. OSU boasts the nation’s highest-scoring offense at 62.3 PPG.
This game should be the most difficult contest for both teams so far this season. With five Big 12 teams in the top 25, surviving the conference schedule is as tough as ever.
Here are the five keys to the Texas game against Oklahoma State next weekend.