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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... Recommended Stories