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Commentary: Mike Leach Is Like a Kidney Stone
Forget happiness being Lubbock, Tex. in your rear-view mirror. With what transpired in Lawrence and Austin Saturday, for the Longhorns, happiness should be Lubbock through their windshield.

By What Standard?
The Longhorns have far and away exceeded the expectations most set for them before the season. By the simple standard of winning, of being the better team, Texas lived up Saturday. But, according to the standard asked of a No. 1 team, the Texas Longhorns still have some work to do.

C-BOG: "That's One"
In his political and pop-culture infused off-beat commentary known as "Conner's Burnt Orange Glasses", Jeff Conner tells an old story and relates it to Texas' close victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday, which was Texas' "one" for this season.

Game Observations
A human quarterback, a couple of plays that were too cute, killer hands and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from the Longhorns' 28-24 win over Oklahoma State.

UT-Texas Tech game: yep, it's a big one
Austin American-Statesman
It's probably not hyperbole — Saturday's Texas-Texas Tech game will be the ultimate showdown on the South Plains. Judging by rankings alone, it will be the biggest game ever to be played in Lubbock's Jones AT&T Stadium.

Texas Longhorns face biggest test in Texas Tech
Dallas Morning News
As the nation's No. 1 team by every poll and computer ranking, Texas barely has time to catch its breath, let alone celebrate. A win over Oklahoma took the Longhorns to the top spot. Victories over Top 10 opponents Missouri and Oklahoma State kept them there. The reward: a Saturday night in Lubbock against a Texas Tech team that has risen to seventh in the most recent Bowl Championship Series standings and could find itself much higher with a win.

UT, Tech should roll up the points
San Antonio Express-News
Even though Roy Miller was still stewing after top-ranked Texas' when-will-time-run-out? victory against Oklahoma State on Saturday evening, someone had to bring up Texas Tech. The sixth-ranked Red Raiders, after all, had just finished up their 63-21 rout against Kansas to set up a contest between a pair of unbeatens Saturday in Lubbock. So, when Miller heard about Tech's outcome, UT's defensive tackle chose his words carefully.

Spotlight about to hit Lubbock
San Antonio Express-News
The hallway behind his suite at Kansas' Memorial Stadium was dimly lit Saturday afternoon, but Gerald Myers still wore sunglasses. If you were into symbolism or cheesy 1980s pop music, you might have been tempted to think his wardrobe choice said something about the relative brightness of his future.

Texas Tech Red Raiders might have precise formula to beat Texas Longhorns
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They're ready to rumble in Lubbock, where the stakes never have been higher for a Texas Tech home game. The Red Raiders (8-0, 4-0 Big 12), boosted by Saturday's 63-21 rout of Kansas, climbed Sunday to No. 6 in The Associated Press poll — one spot ahead of Southern California — and placed seventh in the BCS standings. Tech is 8-0 for the first time since 1976 and can reach 9-0 for the first time in 70 years by upsetting top-ranked Texas (8-0, 4-0) when the teams meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Texas defense ready for high-scoring Red Raiders
Houston Chronicle
Exhausted, but most of all relieved, No. 1 Texas took a minute Saturday to savor a 28-24 victory over Oklahoma State.

Undefeated Tech turns focus to No. 1 Texas
Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Mike Leach almost bristled when someone asked what makes this Texas Tech team different from his others. "I don't know how much different we are,'' the Tech coach said. "We've got the third best record in the Big 12 over the last nine years. We've been winning some games.'' That answer, though, denied the obvious: Tech's won as many games as any team in the Big 12 this year, and the Red Raiders will take an undefeated record into November for the first time in 32 seasons. So something must set this club — the one with the 8-0 record and 4-0 mark in Big 12 Conference play — apart.

Longhorns' McCoy still on top of Heisman depth chart
USA Today
It's Colt McCoy's world and likely his trophy, unless Texas falters this weekend to Graham Harrell's Texas Tech team. Four first-teamers compete against each other for next week's lead.

Football recruiting

Killens Getting Very Familiar with Texas
Living so close to Austin, Round Rock McNeil LB Kurt Killens has been able to go to a lot of Texas games. However, the 2010 target has seen few that impressed him more than the Saturday's hard-fought win over Oklahoma State.


Williams gets his TD, gets his horns up
Austin American-Statesman
It was one touchdown. And one win. That was all it took for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans to turn their frowns upside down Sunday. The touchdown and the win belonged to the team, but they meant even more to Roy Williams. The former Longhorns wide receiver caught that touchdown pass a second before halftime, giving the Cowboys their first lead on the way to a 13-9 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Texas Stadium.


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