STILLWATER, OK (AP) – Playing opposite the nation’s highest-scoring offense, there always seem to be questions about whether Oklahoma State’s defense can hack it.

Heading into Saturday night’s Big 12 opener against No. 12 Texas (3-0), the Cowboys have put together a thoroughly mixed case on whether they’re able to stop anyone.

In two home games against inferior competition, Oklahoma State (2-1) has been downright dominant. In between, Arizona romped for 636 yards in a 59-38 upset that knocked OSU out of the Top 25.

Players say they believe the Arizona loss was an anomaly and the Cowboys have a good defense. But they’ll have to prove it Saturday against a Longhorns offense that ranks seventh in the nation in scoring and 16th overall.

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