The University of Texas football team was embarrassed by Oklahoma 63-21 last Saturday. The Longhorns have also lost their last two games. Now they find themselves at a crossroads.
"We took a step back Saturday," said head coach Mack Brown. "That's the first real hit we've taken. We've gotta continue to try to fix what's wrong, and we've got a lot of things that are wrong and Oklahoma exposed those things."
UT senior wide receiver Marquise Goodwin added, "We're all fighters around here and we're willing to do whatever it takes to get better week in and week out. So quitting is definitely not an option for anybody."
Texas is definitely still hurting from the loss to OU, and not just on the scoreboard. They also lost defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat for the season after he tore a pectoral muscle.
"Me and him are best friends. If anything I just feel sorry for him that this is the second year in a row that he's had this injury," said UT Senior defensive end Alex Okafor.
There is some good news. Defensive lineman Brandon Moore, who suffered a sprained neck in the loss, has not been ruled out for the Baylor game. Additionally sophomore quarterback David Ash returned to practice Sunday after suffering what turned out to be a bruised left wrist.
"It's fine, I can handle the ball fine," Ash said. "I've regained almost full flexibility. I have all the range of motion that I need as far as handling the football. It's fine."
After two straight losses, UT senior defensive back Kenny Vaccaro knows the Horns have to get things back on track.
"This is a moment that I feel like can make or break honestly our season and how successful we want to be. Just stress that every detail is important and we need to focus on Baylor and winning that game," said Vaccaro.