3 Reasons Why Texas Will Beat Oklahoma State This Weekend

The Texas Longhorns have gotten off to an extremely disappointing 1-2 start to their season, and are looking to get their season back on track in their conference opener against Oklahoma State. Here are three reasons why Texas will knocks off the Cowboys:

3) Home-field advantage

Not having to travel and playing in front of their home crowd will be a big boost for the Longhorns and will help Texas early in the contest, which is the point they've struggled the most this season. Oklahoma State nearly lost to Central Michigan in their first road games, and it was clear the crowd affected them. If that holds true again, the Cowboys won't stand a chance.

2) Increased determination

The Longhorns are embarrassed by how this season has started for them, but the start of the Big 12 conference season gives them a chance to hit the reset button. Charlie Strong will have this team ready to go, and they'll play with more intensity because of it.

1) Jerrod Heard's game-breaking ability

Finally, it looks like Texas has a quarterback.

Heard has a breakout performance against Cal last weekend, passing for 364 yards while rushing for 163 more yards and three touchdowns. He has proven to be an excellent fit for the Longhorns' new spread offensive system, and most importantly, was the spark this offense so desperately needed. If he can continue to be effective, Texas will have a great chance to win on Saturday.

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