Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/8/11
Texas has taken advantage of two of the worst rushing defenses in the country to return to the national rankings and avoid a repeat of last season's late collapse. In their attempt to clinch a winning record Saturday, the No. 21 Longhorns will visit a Missouri team that struggled defensively in its last game but recently used its strong rushing attack to upset another ranked opponent from the Lone Star state. Texas (6-2, 3-2 Big 12) topped 400 yards on the ground in back-to-back games for the first time since 1977 during wins over Kansas and Texas Tech the last two weeks. Bouncing back triumphantly from consecutive defeats also likely calmed fears that the Longhorns might repeat last season's 2-7 finish, which led to their first losing record in 13 years. "I told the guys, 'Let's stop taking about six (wins) now. Let's talk about 10,'" coach Mack Brown said following last week's 52-20 rout of Texas Tech. "We had 439 rushing yards. If you can continue to get numbers like that, yo...
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