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Barnes Blogs about.... only 5 points in Missouri

by Mike Barnes

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Posted on November 13, 2011 at 12:10 PM

This reminds me of Dallas against Buffalo.  Not from this weekend, but from 1984.  As I recall, the score was 14-3.  One of the worst offensive showings I'd ever seen for the Cowboys.

And the five points for the Longhorns is just as bad, because two of those points was on a safety.

The 17-5 loss to Missouri has UT scrambling.  The BCS dreams are dead.  The Cotton Bowl dreams are fading.  And some people are pointing toward the Car Care Bowl in Houston again.

How do you slip that far, that fast?   Youth is an answer, but it brings up so many more questions.

How does a team run for over 400 yards in two straight games and then lay an egg?

How does a team with 85 scholarships run out of running backs?

Why does a team that is not a throwing team, playing in gusty winds, try to go deep so much?

How can a team that had a plethora of quarterbacks, now not seem to have one who can win a tough game?

And why, when it's must win time, does Texas have to play its toughest (non-OU) Big 12 nemesis?

Texas and Kansas State play a prime time game this week.  The last home game of the year for the Horns.  We'll see if the seniors can go out as winners.

And if this team can find the game plan that had them looking so good against Kansas and Texas Tech.

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