Texas' defense has been ripped on several long runs, and now can use its bye week to learn more of the intricacies of the scheme
Aided by Case McCoy's accuracy, and a little luck, Texas' passing game is starting to hit its stride.
While a talented quartet of freshmen are enjoying the spotlight now, there are other freshmen who could break out this season.
By holding UCLA to 141 rushing yards and forcing four turnovers, Texas' defense showed a physical nature it hopes to build upon.
Texas went on the road and routed UCLA behind sophomore QB Case McCoy, but he wasn't the game's only star.
With a powerful running game and savvy quarterback play against UCLA, Texas' offense is laying a foundation for success the rest of the season.
Tight end D.J. Grant was an unknown commodity, even to his teammates. After his three touchdown catches against UCLA, people might remember him.
Breaking down the top five storylines going into the Texas game.
Texas' defense has stood tall so far in 2011, and the biggest factor in that success has been trust.
Last season's 34-12 loss to UCLA showed many of Texas' issues. Now that loss is being used as a rallying point for the Longhorns.
While the defense has held them in games during the first half against Rice and BYU, Texas' offense is looking to get its offense started faster.
While Texas has owned its state for recruiting, possible conference realignment could make Texas look at other areas and protect its borders.
UCLA has struggled to get on track through two games but features two good running backs and athletes that could casue Texas problems.
While Case McCoy will start for now, expect to see multiple quarterbacks used against UCLA.
Texas has committed to having a better rushing attack. Senior Fozzy Whittaker and freshman Malcolm Brown will play key roles.