The Texas Longhorns are a quarter through the 2012 season and are on the cusp of opening Big 12 play against Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Following the conference opener, Texas' October games are against West Virginia, Oklahoma, Baylor and Kansas, each harboring different challenges for the Longhorns to overcome.
A win over the Cowboys would see the Horns' confidence soar heading into their matchup with the Mountaineers, but it could be one of the conference's best games of the season.
Texas has shown some improvements through its three contests so far, having made its biggest steps in the passing game. Those developments will play crucial roles in determining the results of the Longhorns' next five weeks.
Here are predictions for Texas' October fixtures.