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Work in trenches buries Sooners' attack

Updated: October 17, 2009, 8:10 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- The dudes who put their hand in the dirt form the foundation of a defense Mack Brown considers the best of his dozen-year tenure at Texas.

Oklahoma's most glaring weakness is its inexperienced offensive line, which was without senior left guard Brian Simmons because of a knee injury.

So the Longhorns defense's dominance of the trenches during Saturday's 16-13 win was predictable. It certainly was expected on the home sideline at the Cotton Bowl. The stats only hint at how ...

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