Oklahoma's star-studded defense struggling

Oklahoma's star-studded defense is struggling.

The unit got off to a great start, shutting down Louisiana Tech, Tulsa and Tennessee. The Sooners then surrendered 513 yards in a 45-33 win over West Virginia.

After that, they gave up 469 yards in a 37-33 loss to TCU that dropped them from fourth to 11th in the Top 25 and dealt a blow to their chances of reaching the four-team playoff.

Texas provides an opportunity for the Sooners to get back on track. The Longhorns are ninth out of 10 teams in the Big 12 in scoring offense, ninth in passing offense, eighth in rushing offense and ninth in total offense.

Oklahoma's defense wants to redeem itself after giving up 255 yards rushing in a 36-20 loss to the Longhorns last year.

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