The undefeated 3-0 record for the No. 12 Texas Longhorns doesn't really show how dominant they've been so far in 2012. The closest any of the three teams came to beating Texas was a 20-point loss by Wyoming in the opening game before the Longhorns crushed both New Mexico and Ole Miss in the subsequent weeks by a combined 80 points.
Oklahoma State had similarly wide margins of victory against Savannah State and Louisiana-Lafayette, but a 59-38 loss to the Arizona Wildcats dropped them out of the rankings.
To get a win against the team that most would say is their toughest opponent of the season so far, the Longhorns will need another strong performance from sophomore David Ash. Through three games, Ash is third in the nation in both passer rating and completion percentage. He has managed to throw seven touchdowns and no interceptions.
For the Cowboys, Saturday could potentially be the return of freshman Wes Lunt after he suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of the team's win over Louisiana-Lafayette. However, the likely case seems that they will instead start fellow freshman J.W. Walsh, who lost a summer quarterback competition with Lunt.
Time: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6:50 p.m. CT
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Spread: Texas is favored by 2½ points