Five thoughts: Oklahoma 63, Texas 21 

October, 14, 2012
Here are five thoughts following the Longhorns' 63-21 loss to Oklahoma:

1. Was it all offense?
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AP Photo/LM OteroTexas fans had no choice but to frown after the Longhorns' performance vs. Oklahoma.
Coach Mack Brown called the Texas offense inept in his postgame press conference. While I have no problem with him saying that, it was strange that he isolated it there. Texas gave up 407 yards in the first half to Oklahoma while Texas had just 65. Damien Williams averaged 9.1 yards per carry for a total of 152 yards in the first half, and Landry Jones threw for 201 yards.

The Texas offense did nothing to help its defense and gave up a 14-play, 75-yard drive to start the game. While the second half was stronger, it still gave up a total of 677 yards.

This beat-down at the hands of Oklahoma was a collective effort. The Longhorns got to this state as a team, and they will pull themselves out of it as a team.

2. He always said they needed two quarterbacks ...
Brown talked us blue in the face that he wanted to have two quarterbacks ready to play in case one of them got hurt. Now it seems that he was planning for the future. While everyone is pulling for David Ash to be OK and be ready to play vs. Baylor, his wrist injury did not look good. Case McCoy came in and was 5-of-8 for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Yes it was in mop-up duty, but he is one of the most tenured backup quarterbacks in the Big 12 Conference. I have talked to plenty of people about the Ash injury, and I have heard everything from it being a season killer for Texas to it not being a huge deal. I tend to think that McCoy is prepped to play and can lead Texas as well as any backup in the country. With that said, the injury -- when coupled with the defensive issues -- puts Texas in a tough position moving forward.

3. Where is this team mentally?
Losing two weeks in a row even in different fashion has to be mentally draining for this Texas program. I wonder where the psyche of this team is. Texas has been bad in every phase of football for the last two weeks. Its momentum is going downhill. Texas could be missing its best linebacker, starting running back and starting quarterback when it takes the field on Saturday against Baylor. The offense seems to be calling plays in a passive way, and the defense seems to be one of the most leaky in the country.

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