TEXAS (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) at OKLAHOMA STATE (5-4, 3-3), 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday (Fox)
Line: Texas by 2 1/2
Series Record: Texas leads 23-5
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Both teams need one more win for bowl eligibility. The Longhorns have won two in a row and need a strong finish to coach Charlie Strong’s first season. Oklahoma State is on a three-game skid. The series is historically lopsided but the Cowboys have won three of last four meetings.
Texas is flexing some late-season muscle in the running game. Even if the Longhorns keep winning the battle at the line of scrimmage, whether Cowboys linebackers can prevent Texas running backs Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray from breaking big runs could decide the game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma State athlete Tyreek Hill is the speedster every opponent is scared of, but he’s scored just one touchdown in the Cowboys’ losing streak. A kick return touchdown is the sort of momentum changer the Cowboys could use right now. He has two this season.
Texas defensive end Cedric Reed hasn’t had the numbers this season to back up his reputation as one of the best linemen in the league, but he had a breakout game last week with three sacks, including a safety, against West Virginia.
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