Texas' Defense Yes, 24 percent of Wyoming's total yardage came on a single play (an 82-yard catch-and-missed-tackle-and-run by Robert Herron). Yes, the Longhorns allowed only 4.6 yards per play aside from that bomb. But my standards for this Texas defense are really high, and the first week was a little glitchier than I expected. (Part of that could be me underestimating Wyoming, too; we'll see.) UW quarterback Brett Smith averaged 12.9 yards per completion aside from the 82-yard touchdown, and Texas logged just six tackles for loss. It was more than enough to get the job done, but it was a bit disconcerting. But playing in the Big 12, Manny Diaz's defense will have plenty of opportunities to rebuild my trust. Next Up: New Mexico visits. The Lobos lit up Southern U. last weekend, but let's just say if the Lobos see much success (like, more than 250-300 yards), it will be an enormous red flag.