It’s on

Its on

The Horned Frogs will try to spoil the Texas Longhorns’ national title hopes Saturday when they travel to Austin to take on the No. 7 Texas Longhorns at Darrell K. Royal Stadium.Fresh off a 27-0 shutout against Baylor, the No. 19 Frogs will try to go for its sixth straight win against the Big 12 on Saturday.

The former Southwest Conference rivals will meet for the first time since 1995, and will meet as ranked opponents for the first time since 1984.

Head coach Gary Patterson said he likes to use the games against old Southwest Conference rivals as a measuring stick for his program.

“We know if we play well or we win that we’ve gained some more ground on where we’re trying to get to as a program,” Patterson said.

Though UT appeared less than impressive in a 21-13 win over Arkansas State, Patterson said he’s not taking the Longhorns lightly by any stretch of the imagination.

“If you’ve watched all the film I’ve watched, you should never judge last week’s game by what kind of team they have,” Patterson said.

Patterson heaped praise on the Longhorns, saying the 2005-06 national champions have the best wide receivers in the country and a quarterback, sophomore Colt McCoy, who knows what he’s doing.

But by winning its last five games against Big 12 opponents, Patterson said his players are not going to be awestruck when they step out onto the field.

“I think this team has changed a little bit,” Patterson said. “We feel like we can go into these situations and play well, and that is what we have a chance to do this Saturday.”

Standout senior defensive end Tommy Blake and junior running back Aaron Brown both remain game-time decisions this Saturday.