Hole for Texas even deeper than it looks

It's going to be an uphill battle for the Longhorns.

Texas trails Missouri 14-3, but getting back in the game could be much more difficult than it looks for UT.

For one, the Longhorns already lack a high-powered, fast-paced offense capable of putting up points quickly. They're best served on the ground behind a rapidly improving offensive line.

The problem? Three running backs are injured and Jeremy Hills (11 carries, 70 yards entering today's game) is the only healthy back left.

Additionally, the Longhorns' top receiver, Jaxon Shipley, is out for a second consecutive week after suffering a knee injury against Kansas.

That won't make life any easier for quarterback David Ash, who may have to make a lot of plays without many weapons around him for the Longhorns to get the win.

It's going to be a difficult road back for Texas, and we'll see if Missouri can take advantage.

The Tigers (4-5) need two wins in their final three games to reach bowl eligibility, so there's plenty to play for. The Tigers have shown that thus far.