The Texas Longhorns made a valiant effort against the Oklahoma St. Cowboys, but the Texas offense could not keep pace. Quarterback play was an issue for Texas today as starter David Ash completed 22-for-40 passes for 139 yards and two interceptions. However, freshman running back Malcolm Brown had a good game with 135 yards, two touchdowns and averaged 7.1 yards per play. Overall the rushing game did well by rushing for 202 yards, however this was the first loss by Texas under Mack Brown when his team rushed for 200 yards or more.
Texas had chances by returning a kick off for a touchdown in the second half and a nice 24-yard touchdown run which Brown scored on the Statue of Liberty play. The Longhorns just could not keep pace, even though their defense did a good job of holding the Oklahoma State offense well under their 51 point per game scoring average. However, the three turnovers by Texas also hurt their chances to comeback.
Quarterback Brandon Weeden was actually human tonight with 218 yards and only one touchdown, but it was the running game of Jeremy Smith who scored two touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards on only seven carries.
Texas has now lost two games in a row and is 4-2 on the year with their next game against the Kansas Jayhawks.
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