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Too Many Free Passes?

And lo, it came to pass that Texas had a hard time defending one. The Horns boast college football's No. 2 rush defense (24.0 ypg) but are yielding 209.5 ypg through the air. A unit that placed a premium on stopping the run this season is now determined to reinforce its No-Fly-Zone as non-conference play concludes this Saturday.

"We're giving up too many big passes," head coach Mack Brown said, "and we've to figure out why. Part of it is because we're doing such a great job against the run and people are throwing it more. Most of the time when people are forced to throw because they can't run, you're going to win the game." The Horns put the clamps on North Texas (87 passing yards) and Rice (84 passing yards through...