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Shootout
AUSTIN MURPHY
October 13, 2008
No. 1 OU vs. No. 5 Texas
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October 13, 2008

Shootout

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No. 1 OU vs. No. 5 Texas

Enough about offense. Which defense will have the edge this Saturday in the Cotton Bowl?

Against their toughest foe to date, the Longhorns held Colorado to a single rushing yard through three quarters and suffocated the Buffs' passing game. First-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is so fiery, he's jacked up the intensity on both sides of the ball.

Sooners defensive tackle Gerald McCoy anchors an ornery unit that specializes in stopping the run. That's likely to be a problem for the Longhorns, whose leading rusher is QB Colt McCoy.

SI's Pick: OU 31, Texas 27.

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