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Examining the Red River Showdown to determine OSU's best chance at beating Texas

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The Texas offense seemed two-faced as it took on its hated rival When Texas scores Marcus Henderson Jersey, it usually scores pretty quickly. The same is true for the unsuccessful offensive drives. The Longhorns had seven offensive drives that didn't end in points on Saturday, not counting a fumbled kickoff return and the kickoff return that ended the game, given that those are special teams and not offense. Of those seven drives, six lasted four plays or less and one was a six-play drive that resulted in a turnover-on-downs. Whether it was scoring or punting, Texas didn't burn much clock. The Longhorns held the ball for 24:26 as opposed to 35:34 for Oklahoma. The passing game was solid, accounting for 388 yards, which equals 11.4 yards-per-completion. The run game was alright, with 128 yards on 27 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. The BlueprintThose are the particulars of Texas' track meet showdown with Oklahoma, but what does it all mean? Texas scores fast and it gives up the ball fast. The Horns likely aren't going to take an early lead and start draining the clock, truly the embodiment of coach Steve Sarkisian's "all gas, no brakes" slogan. See, look:Even our brakes are made of gasUnfortunately for "Sharkisian," Texas couldn't hold its 28-7 first-quarter lead because the brakes ran out of gas; in fact, the brakes failed altogether and the Horns went careening off a cliff.Perhaps the best news for OSU is how a struggling Oklahoma run game gashed the Texas defense. The Sooners ran for 339 yards on 41 carries, good for 8.3 yards-per-carry. Considering the run game has been by far the best facet of Oklahoma State's offense this season, this is good news. Throw in a poor performance for the Texas front seven against Arkansas' rushing attack and a pattern reveals itself Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan Jersey. Texas struggles to defend the run against competent "Power 5" competition.Using a High School Example...The way this Texas team operates Meanwhile, people around the program at UT raved about true freshman receiver Xavier Worthy all summer and he hasn't disappointed so far. Worthy had his best game against OU last week, going for 261 yards and two scores, including a 75-yard touchdown screen pass on the first play of the game. The emotional aspect of this game is going to be hard to measure. Teams coming off a bye week typically have a perceived advantage because they are more rested. However, Texas is likely, uh... for lack of a better term, pissed off following its loss to OU, and knows it can have a shot at revenge in the Big 12 title game if it runs the table in Big 12 play. A loss to Oklahoma State would likely eliminate that chance, so the Horns should be fired up to play at home against its biggest threat to reaching a Big 12 title game.Oklahoma State has a better-than-good chance to win this game if it does everything right pertaining to what I outlined above. But those things aren't just easy to do and Texas is favored for good reason. The Horns offense has looked outstanding this year while the defense has struggled at times https://www.aroutletstore.com/Ricky_Stromberg_Jersey-53 . Its been the exact opposite for the Pokes. In today's game, the team with the better offense typically wins those games where the opponents have opposite strengths pertaining to offense and defense. For that reason, my prediction is...Texas, 35Oklahoma State, 31