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Texas Defense Looks for One Last Stand

SAN ANTONIO -- A Texas defense that finished the regular season with both the top run defense (58.8 ypg) and worst pass defense (233.0 ypg) in school history looks for, arguably, its first complete game of the season when it faces Iowa in the Alamo Bowl Saturday.

Yet, the last time we saw the Longhorn rush defense, it couldn't get in-state rival Texas A&M off the field. The Aggies drove 88 yards for the winning score, devouring 8:56 of the fourth quarter, with a simple option game and the occasional dump pass into the flat. The previous outing, Texas gave up 323 yards through the air to knock the Horns out of BCS title contention. Much of it had to do...