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UT football has to have season’s best defensive performance to stop Texas Tech

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong said running back D'Onta Foreman, who has rushed for 1,105 yards this season, should be getting consideration for the Doak Walker Award (given annually to the nation's best college running back) and for the Heisman Trophy (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong said running back D'Onta Foreman, who has rushed for 1,105 yards this season, should be getting consideration for the Doak Walker Award (given annually to the nation's best college running back) and for the Heisman Trophy (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s a case of "out of the frying pan and into the fire" this week for the Texas football team, which will try to take what it learned in a 35-34 win against Baylor into Saturday’s game against explosive Texas Tech.

The Longhorns have a mountain to scale to earn their first road win of the season: namely, Tech quarterback Pat Mahomes III, who as the nation’s leading passer (440 yards per game) is the triggerman for the country’s second-ranked (600 yards per game) and scoring offense (47.4 points per game).

“We’ve got to do what we can to keep

 

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 .