Coach Mack Brown said yesterday that heavy graduation losses, key injuries and an inability to generate opponent turnovers have been factors in the team's 4-4 record. The Big 12 is guaranteed eight bowl slots, but more teams could land bids if things fall right.
Nebraska and Missouri are the only bowl-eligible teams from the North. Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are eligible from the South. Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas A&M need one more win. Texas Tech and Texas need two victories.
The Longhorns, coming off back-to-back home losses to Iowa State and Baylor, are in danger of missing postseason play for the first time since 1997.