Remember when “Texas defense” wasn’t a contradiction in terms? Remember when a win over Notre Dame was a program-turning statement?
Both those things must seem a lifetime ago to Longhorns fans, and remember, that double-overtime win over Notre Dame took place less than a month ago.
A month and about a bazillion yards ago.
Texas gave up 555 yards in its 49-31 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday, and you could say that was an improvement. At halftime, the Cowboys were moving at a rate that would have taken them close to 800 yards for the game.
Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State’s quarterback, completed seven passes of 28 yards or...