By Steve Habel, Senior Editor
STILLWATER, Okla. — In the space of three weeks and two games, across three time zones against a pair of talented but middling teams, the Texas Longhorns have slipped from contenders to pretenders, from trending upward to sliding back.
Now, after another disheartening loss on the road — this time a 49-31 defeat Saturday to Oklahoma State before a sun-splashed crowd of 53,468 at Boone Pickens Stadium — No. 22 Texas has to find some way to reposition a train that’s clearly coming off the rails and it has to do it quickly.
The loss was the first for Texas in Stillwater since 1997, snapping an eight-game win streak for the Longhornson the plains just east of the Indian Meridian.
The Longhorns did a lot of things