Texas Football: Stating the Longhorns' Case for a BCS Bid

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Texas Football: Stating the Longhorns' Case for a BCS Bid
Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

As crazy as it seems, the No. 16 Texas Longhorns are once again factors in the BCS conversation thanks to their four-game winning streak and Baylor's 52-24 drubbing of then-No. 1 Kansas State.

You really have to love college football.

After getting their you-know-whats handed to them by the Sooners in Week 6, the Longhorns looked punchless heading into the meat of their Big 12 schedule. But four weeks later, the Longhorns are back in the discussion and now have a legitimate shot at earning an at-large BCS bid.

But to do so means Texas will have to finish with at least nine wins and inside the top-14 in the final BCS standings. The 'Horns should earn their ninth win this Thursday against TCU, but probably will not be able to crack the top-14 of the BCS without beating Kansas State in Manhattan to close the season. 

Should the Longhorns handle their business against TCU on Thanksgiving and can then pull off the monumental upset against the Wildcats on the road, it will be nearly impossible to keep them out of the BCS. Here's why.

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