Stats that matter: Looking ahead to OSU 

September, 20, 2012
Numbers are said to rarely lie. It’s with that thought in mind that each week HornsNation, with a healthy assist from the ESPN Stats and Info crew, will dig into the numbers and pull three stats that could play a significant role in the outcome in Texas' next game. On next Saturday's showdown at Oklahoma State:

1. 2.6

That is the average number of 20-yard pass plays Texas has allowed in each of the past five games (dating back to the 2011 season). That stat become alarming when contrasted with what Texas did in the first 11 games of 2011. In those 11 games, Texas only allowed a total of 21 passes of 20 yards or more and none were for touchdowns.
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