Texas has been prone to giving up big plays this season. Now the Longhorns must find a way to slow down Geno Smith and West Virginia.
Texas made some big plays to prevail over Oklahoma State on Saturday, but there's plenty for the Longhorns to shore up before West Virginia arrives next weekend.
Underclassman Desmond Jackson has set the mark in toughening up Texas' defensive line, which is finally showing signs of the strength necessary to survive in the Big 12.
Against Oklahoma State, Texas has a chance to capitalize on winning the turnover battle, but D-coordinator Manny Diaz can't preach enough about players executing perfectly in order to do that.
A combination of better line play, understanding of the offense and play-calling have Texas QB David Ash displaying better presence in the pocket.
HornsNation is taking an look at Texas' 2012 schedule. Oklahoma State is riding a two-game winning streak over Texas but must replace Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon.
The 2012 schedule is out and while Texas opens conference play at Oklahoma State, it catches a break with TCU and West Virginia at home.
While the Texas defense was aggressive, its inability to create turnovers was a problem in each of the team's losses.
Whether it's pressure or interceptions, Texas' defense is missing chances and is focused on capitalizing on turnovers.
Texas is not piling up big yards on explosive plays, and the Longhorns are looking for a solution.
Texas used its running game successfully against Oklahoma State, especially Malcolm Brown. But when the Longhorns needed it most, they abandoned it.
Texas went with David Ash for the entire game against Oklahoma State. For better and worse, it's his offense now.
Breaking down the top five storylines going into the Oklahoma State game.
While Texas might have been humbled some by its loss to OU, rebuilding its psyche in time for Oklahoma State proves important.
After rushing for just 36 yards against OU, Texas is looking to its offensive line to jumpstart the attack against Oklahoma State.
Facing another potent passing game against Oklahoma State, Texas' secondary is focused on fundamentals.