3 Reasons Why Texas Will Beat Oklahoma This Weekend

The Texas Longhorns are in the midst of a two-game losing streak after an impressive start to their season, and they'd love nothing more than to get back on tract with a win over the hated Oklahoma Sooners - who Texas was able to upset last year. Here are three reasons why the Longhorns will repeat that feat this year:

3) Texas' rushing attack
The Longhorns ran all over Oklahoma last year, dominating their front seven to the tune of 313 rushing yards. Both D'Onta Foreman and Jerrod Heard fan for over 115 yards, as Oklahoma's defense was ill-equipped to handle the read-option run. Texas does less of that this year, but with the improvements they've made up front - and the Sooners' young and porous defense - seem to signal another big game for the Longhorns on the ground.

2) Shane Buechele's growth
This star quarterback gives the Longhorns a weapon they didn't have last year, and just gets better and better with every single drive. He's completing well over 65 percent of his passes and has turned the ball over just three times this year, and he has thrown for at least one touchdown pass in every game this season. Given the holes in Oklahoma's defense (they're there in the passing game, too), he should be in for another fantastic performance.

1) Have we mentioned that Oklahoma's defense is bad?
They're REALLY bad. They rank 104th in the country in points allowed per game (35.3) and 88th in yards allowed per game (429) - nullifying any advantage they might have from Texas' bad defense. All of that means that Longhorns should have very little trouble moving the ball up and down the field in this shootout. 

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