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Football

Poll Report: Crawling Back
InsideTexas.com
The Longhorns are moving back up the polls, albeit slowly. After a 31-10 win over Baylor in Waco, the Horns are at 17th in the AP, 16th in the Coaches' and 19th in the BCS standings.

Identity Crisis
InsideTexas.com
Texas won 31-10 over Baylor on Saturday, but the Horns weren't able to put the Bears away until late thanks to multiple miscues on an offense that, seven games into the season, still doesn't know what it is.

QB McCoy has become Texas' best runner
Austin American-Statesman
Quarterback Colt McCoy has become the Texas Longhorns' best rushing threat. He's the one player the past two weeks who's been breaking tackles. He's the one making plays with his legs, and his arm, too.

Three questions
Austin American-Statesman

McCoy struggles but perseveres
Dallas Morning News
After throwing for six touchdowns with only one interception against Oklahoma and Iowa State the last two weeks, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy had more turnovers (three) than touchdown passes (one) and was sacked three times Saturday.

Don't laugh, but OSU may be in driver's seat
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
To most of America's college football fans, Oklahoma State is the Team That Lost to Troy. The Cowboys are led by the Coach Who Screamed at the Newspaper Columnist. Neither of those negative images is changing anytime soon. They're too deeply ingrained in everyone's memory banks, thanks to ESPN highlights and YouTube video clips. But it is time for Big 12 rivals to recognize the under-the-radar Cowboys (5-3, 3-1 Big 12) for something positive. As the league race heads into the stretch run, OSU has the most favorable closing schedule of any South Division contender.

Fourth quarter surge propels Texas
Daily Texan
Texas coach Mack Brown was just happy with a win.

In year of upsets, Texas lucky to get out of Waco alive
Daily Texan
Maybe things are getting back to normal. The Longhorns struggled at times and Baylor kept it close, but in the end Texas won by three touchdowns and became bowl eligible in the process. After the game though, questions centered around what went wrong and why the margin of victory wasn't even wider.

Football recruiting

Two at the Top for Katoa
InsideTexas.com
Earlier this summer it looked like it was down to Oklahoma and Texas for the signature of five-star prospect Lynn Katoa, and even though Oklahoma has held tight at the top of his list the Colorado Buffaloes definitely made a big impression on him this weekend.

Randall Excited About 1st College Game
InsideTexas.com
Monsignor Kelly's Kheeston Randall is a very valuable piece in Texas' 2008 recruiting class. The big defensive tackle is one of only two defensive line commits in UT's current class. IT caught up with Randall to talk about his senior season and his current status with the Longhorns.

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