Texas football must fix running game before facing No. 13 Baylor Saturday

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The patchwork offensive line the Texas football team rolled out in its loss to Iowa State will get a boost this week with the return of guard Junior Anjilau (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — There was plenty of talk about Monday during coach Tom Herman’s regularly scheduled media availability in regard to the Texas Longhorns' lack of a run game against Iowa State and who should shoulder the blame for the pitiful performance in the 23-21 loss.

As would be expected, there was not a black and white answer from the coach for the 54 yards worth of non-production on the ground in a game in which the Longhorns needed to be able to lean on the run, especially deep in the fourth quarter when they were nursing a one-point lead.

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Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .