Texas' poor showing against BYU last weekend needs to be a one-week struggle, as the Longhorns prepare to host Ole Miss Saturday night.
Texas has faced a lot of adversity since the 40-21 loss to BYU.
Quarterback David Ash left the game against the Cougars with a shoulder and head injury and is questionable for the Ole Miss game. Wide receiver/running back Daje Johnson, who has been projected to be a star for Texas this season, suffered an ankle injury in Provo, Utah, and has been ruled out for Saturday's game. And let's not forget Mack Brown replacing defensive coordinator Manny Diaz with Greg Robinson.
In other words, Texas has all of the odds stacking up against it and could likely be 1-2 heading into Big 12 play.
Ole Miss started the 2013 football season on a high note, beating SEC opponent Vanderbilt 39-35 in Week 1 and will head into Austin with a 2-0 record. Last season, Texas crushed Ole Miss 66-31, but expecting an outcome similar to 2012 is just wishful thinking for Longhorns fans.
When: Saturday, September 14, 8 p.m. ET
Where: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
TV: Longhorn Network
Austin Radio: KVET 98.1 FM/1300 AM
Satellite Radio: XM Radio, Ch. 202; Sirius Ch. 117; XM Radio, Ch. 970 en Espanol.
Spread: Texas (-4.5), per VegasInsider.com