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Texas vs. Texas Tech 2012: Longhorns defense is historically bad

Texas isn't exactly having a great season defensively.

Tom Pennington

Preparing for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and their high-octane passing attack is never easy, and with the season the Texas Longhorns are having defensively, it appears to be an even more difficult challenge.

In a post breaking down the big numbers being allowed by the Longhorns, Scipio Tex of SB Nation's Barking Carnival said, "In raw statistical rankings, this is a historically bad Texas defense. That's not hyperbole. I mean it plainly: since Texas has played football, there has never been a defense as bad.

"The numbers are scream worthy."

The Red Raiders rank third in the nation in passing yards per game with 357.9, and average 40.5 points per game, which is good for 12th-best in the country.

In allowing 32.8 points per game, Texas ranks 100th in the country in points allowed. Additionally, the 447.3 yards per game they give up on average ranks 96th nationally, according to the article.

Texas Tech hosts the Longhorns at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, and the game will be televised on ABC/ESPN2.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.