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Up next for Oklahoma State football: Scouting Texas

The Cowboys face No. 12 Texas at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday.
by John Helsley Published: September 23, 2012

Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 Texas

When: 6:50 p.m. Saturday

Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater

TV: Fox (Cox 12/HD 712, U-verse 25/HD 1025, Dish 25, DirecTV 25)

Radio: KXXY 96.1 FM

SCOUTING TEXAS

Record: 3-0; did not play Saturday.

Best player: Senior safety Kenny Vaccaro is the leader in a secondary that ranks among the nation's best. Third on the team in tackles, he leads the Horns in pass breakups and passes defended and has also produced an interception and fumble recovery. Mel Kiper ranks him No. 1 among senior safety prospects for the NFL Draft.

Why Texas could beat OSU: The Longhorns seem to be riding a rebirth of momentum based on a more balanced offense. They'll test an OSU defense with much still to prove.

Why Texas will lose to OSU: Rolling up numbers on Ole Miss is one thing, doing it on the road against a Big 12 foe is another. The jury is still out on quarterback David Ash, who could find himself in a shootout for which he's ill-equipped.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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