In each of its last four games against Texas -- all losses -- Oklahoma State has squandered the lead, including halftime edges in their last two meetings.
"I don't think I really have to tell them," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "They're aware of it because there are guys on this team who have been through it. I don't know why it's happened. They've just worn us down in the fourth quarter."
Gundy hopes for another chance to try to protect a lead Saturday in Austin, where the Cowboys have won only once (a 13-8 victory in 1944) in their last 11 chances. Their most memorable defeat came two years ago, when Texas stormed back from an early 28-point deficit to claim a wild 56-35 comeback victory.