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UT defense struggles in win against Baylor

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Despite the victory on Saturday against Baylor the Longhorn defense continued a streak of lackluster defensive performances.

Over the last month UT has given up an average of 580 yards and 49 points a game.

Head Coach Mack Brown attributed the struggles to the high powered offenses they have been seeing.

"We've played some of the best offenses in the country," Brown said. "Four of the top five passing efficiency quarterbacks in the country are in the Big 12. We've played some great teams. And we've got to do better on defense."

"During that four game stretch over the past month Texas went two and two. While the defense has taken their lumps, Coach Brown had a little fun during his Monday morning press conference, talking about some of the great senior players they've faced this season."

"We're playing Heisman Trophy quarterbacks each week," Brown said. "I'm going up to every one of them. Geno Smith, Geno, glad you're gone. Thank you. Don't have to see you again. Landry Jones, great, great career, leave. Get out of here. I told Terrence Williams I was so sick of seeing him Saturday night. Terrence, great have a good pro career. I don't have to see you again. Nick Florence, gosh it seems like you've been at Baylor 12 years, leave."

However, despite playing some of the country's top offenses UT players feel like they're getting better each week

"We're making the stops that we need that are necessary," said junior UT defensive back Carrington Byndom. "It may not be the prettiest of the games that we've played and things like that. But at the end of the day when we come out with a win I definitely think we accomplished our goal."

Texas will face Kansas this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Lawrence.

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