When you're the No. 2 team in the country playing a team outside your conference that critics think pose no threat, sometimes it helps to find some added motivation.
Texas coach Mack Brown was quick to remind anyone that would listen that Central Florida gave the Longhorns all they could handle two years ago.
"All we have to do is look back to 2007," Brown said earlier this week. "They kicked an onside kick late in the game; we won, 35-32. Their seniors were on that team as sophomores a couple years ago so they will be coming here with a lot of confidence because they know they played us that well at that time.
"George O'Leary is a great football coach. He is a guy that will try to slow the game down. They will try to run the ball. They will try to hit some deep play-action passes. They will do a good job in the kicking game. They are No. 9 in the country in run defense and No. 8 in the country with 27 sacks. They bunch to stop the run and put a lot of pressure on the quarterback."
Brown added this warning later on: "They are a team that you better be ready to play."
Texas and Central Florida play at 11 a.m. in Austin on FSSW.