DALLAS (AP) - Texas coach Mack Brown could really use a victory this week.
That's just not an easy task the second Saturday in October in the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma.
With so much speculation about whether Brown's job is in jeopardy, a win by the Longhorns over the 12th-ranked Sooners on Saturday at the State Fair of Texas would certainly settle things down - at least temporarily.
A fourth straight loss by the Longhorns to Oklahoma, especially another lopsided one like the last two years, would only accelerate a burnt orange panic.
Oklahoma is 9-5 in the series under Bob Stoops, with wins by 38 and 42 points the last two seasons.
For the second year in a row, neither team is ranked in the top 10.