Nickel Package: Texas-Missouri

Texas will deal with injuries and explosive Missouri running game

Updated: November 11, 2011, 11:25 AM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas is bowl eligible, but still stands at a crossroads in its season. The Longhorns have four games remaining -- and three are away from home -- so the rest of the season could go several different ways.

While injuries have limited Malcolm Brown and caused concerns with the wide receivers, that has also allowed for the emergence of Joe Bergeron. Texas will need all it can get from its running game this weekend while facing Henry Josey and Missouri's talented attack.

Coming off two resounding wins, Texas heads to Columbia, Mo., to face the 4-5 Tigers. Here are five storylines for the Missouri game:

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