Be Wary of the Horns When…

When trying to hold a fourth-quarter lead: Mack Brown

Mack Brown has been Captain Comeback in 12 seasons as Texas’ coach. The Longhorns have averaged two second-half comebacks per season under Brown, including 13 fourth-quarter comebacks. They stunned defending BCS national champion USC with a last-minute rally in the 2006 Rose Bowl and had the mother of all comebacks against Oklahoma State in ’04 (down 35-7 in second quarter) and again in ’07 (trailed 35-14 at start of fourth quarter). In fact, the Horns have recorded the six largest comeback victories in school history under Brown’s watch.

When playing offense on third down: Texas

Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp loves to bring heat on third down, and the Longhorns led the country in third-down defense last season. The Longhorns’ opponents converted only 53 of 200 (26.5 percent) third-down plays. In fact, the Longhorns sacked opposing quarterbacks 19 times on third down last season.

Basically what this tells me as a Longhorn fanatic is that we are never out of a game, no matter how bad things might look and that our defense is stout as hell.

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