Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/12/12
1. The game will be decided in the Red Zone.If there is anything Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz believes, it’s that red zone touchdowns win ball games.  Both Texas and Oklahoma have great offenses but they rarely score on big plays.Texas has scored 23 of their 29 offensive touchdowns from inside the 20 this year and red zone scoring accounts for 80 percent of their overall points.Oklahoma has recorded only three touchdowns from outside the 20 this year, due to a run heavy attack, but has scored on 20 of 21 trips to the red zone. Having failed every field goal attempt longer than 38 yards, it’s crucial for Texas to get inside the 20 to generate points.  In the end, the red zone numbers will define the game.2.  David Ash will be an entirely different player compared to last year’s debacle. Ash ended last year’s game 11 of 20 for 107 yards passing with a touchdown and two interceptions. He might not be in the Heisman race but he’s as solid as any quarterback out there.  With a ...
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