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Five questions: Texas football looks ahead to Baylor

Texas football coach Tom Herman said Monday that the Longhorns remain together and committed to achieving their goals, the biggest of which remains winning at least three more games in order to become eligible for a bowl game (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – Make no mistake; the Texas football team is much improved and appears to be taking the steps it needs to return to the top of the college football heap. But moral victories are getting really stale, and the latest example — a 13-10 loss Saturday afternoon to No. 10 Oklahoma State — illustrates that the Longhorns, no matter how much they have progressed, can’t get out of their own way long enough to get over the hump.

UT's defense did its part against the Cowboys before a crowd of 92,506 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, holding the high-powered, nation-leading offense at bay with a smash-mouth, bend-but-don’t-break performance that had Oklahoma State on its heels all game.

Cue Oklahoma State safety Ramon Richards, who intercepted a