So is that enough?
Is the second-largest victory in the series enough?
Texas sure thinks so but there are a couple of more precincts be heard from on Saturday.
One thing is for sure after Texas' 49-9 victory over hapless Texas A&M on Thursday. Mack Brown continues to leave points on the field. Much like he did two weeks ago against Kansas, Brown called off the dogs in the fourth quarter. The Horns could have scored a couple of more touchdowns but Brown figured that 49 was enough. There is a fine line between beating an opponent and piling on. Brown seems to have found it.
Now, how does a 40-point win over a doormat at home translate to the burden on Oklahoma on Saturday. The Sooners will be on the road against a much tougher opponent. It might be that any kind of victory vaults Oklahoma over Texas in the BCS standings. In case you've forgotten, Texas Tech, Texas and Oklahoma are headed for a three-way tie in the Big 12 South.
Saturday's action will close the loop on the four common opponents for the three teams -- Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas.
Oklahoma has beaten three of the four (with Okie State still to go) by an average of 27.3 points.
Texas has beaten all four by an average of 26.5
Tech has been three of the four (with Baylor still to go) by an average of 32.
While Bob Stoops says he is through campaigning, Texas is not. Signs were passed out before the game reading "45-35" reminding voters of the score of the Oklahoma game on Oct. 11. There is even a rumor that a plane will be flying over Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday trailed by a banner with the score.
Hey, no one said it was going to be classy.