Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 10/15/11
On the day's most pivotal players. • JACKSON JEFFCOAT and ALEX OKAFOR, Defensive ends, Texas. It was impossible to miss the scorch marks being left across the backs of Texas' fledgling cornerbacks last week courtesy of Oklahoma's first-rate receivers, but the pass rush certainly didn't do them any favors against Sooner quarterback Landry Jones. It hasn't done them many favors all year: Through five games, the Longhorns have just six sacks, three of them coming against Iowa State alone, and Jeffcoat and Okafor — two former five-star recruits poised for breakout seasons — have a grand total of zero. If there was any doubt about the secondary's ability to hang with an elite receiving corps, it vanished in the 367-yard barrage in the Cotton Bowl. And it will be even uglier today against Oklahoma State if Jeffcoat and Okafor (right) can't generate some heat on Cowboy quarterback Brandon Weeden, whose accuracy and mind-meld with soon-to-be first-rounder Justin Blackmon exceeds even Landry...
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