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How Good is UT's Run Defense? We'll Know Soon

Robison and Okam lead one of the top run Ds.

It's a classic confrontation of the irresistible object versus the immovable force. Mister 'irresistible', in this case, is Oklahoma junior Adrian Peterson (the nation's third leading rusher) who will not face a 'force' all year like Texas; run defense (No. 2 nationally). Come Saturday afternoon in the Cotton Bowl, something's gotta give.

Simply put, the clash between Peterson and Texas' defensive front is the most intriguing and intensive match-up either program will face all season. Indirectly, Co-Defensive Coordinator Gene Chizik has said that Peterson is a litmus test that will determine whether his run defense is as good as its gaudy numbers (36.6 ypg) have indicated. "Check with me after Saturday," Chizik said. Then again...

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