Peter Bean at Burnt Orange Nation breaks down the dos and don'ts for an emerging young Texas team as they head to Columbia to begin the last quarter of the 2011 season. Among their keys to victory is to limit James Franklin and the high powered Missouri offense from hitting the big plays of 20-plus yards:
The Tigers offense has struggled to convert third downs but has thrived making big plays. Quarterback James Franklin is a solid quarterback with the ability to run a bit and steadily improving passing, and sophomore tailback Henry Josey is the most explosive tailback in the conference. Josey's racked up 1,149 rushing yards on just 134 carries, tops in the country among backs with at least 100 carries. Though against Oklahoma State the Longhorns turned in an impressive defensive effort overall, the two big runs for touchdowns were the difference in the game. Josey will similarly make us pay for any mistakes, while the Tigers may struggle to get in the end zone if they have to sustain drives all the way through.
Date, Time: Saturday, November 12, 11 a.m. CT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Missouri
Radio: Longhorns Radio Network