Texas vs. Baylor Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Texas vs. Baylor fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas (3-4) vs. Baylor (0-7) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, TX
This has all been an entertaining season so far for Texas, but the near misses are adding up.
Yeah, it was great the Longhorns pushed USC, but lost. They battled hard against Oklahoma, and lost late. They had Oklahoma State in trouble, and then QB Sam Ehlinger threw a horrendous overtime interception – and lost.
But lose to a winless Baylor, and this season that’s been seen as a stepping-stone to potentially bigger things all of a sudden takes a turn.
At 3-4 and with road games at TCU and West Virginia ahead, there’s a real chance the Longhorns won’t go bowling if they gack in a game like this.
Baylor showed some fight in a desperate comeback attempt against West Virginia, falling short on a misfired two-point conversion in the 38-36 loss.
This is a true redshirt season under new head coach Matt Rhule, but beat Texas, and all of a sudden there’s a whole lot of hope for the future.
One Reason Why Texas Will Win
Playing better on defense has been nice, but now it’s time for the Texas offense to get going.
The Baylor defense hasn’t been close this year to doing anything right, having a huge problem against everyone’s passing game, not gearing up enough sacks, and with a secondary that can’t get off the field and can’t come up with picks.
With the quarterback situation a problem, though, Texas will do what it can to pound away with the ground attack. After running for just 42 yards on Oklahoma State, the offensive line – also going through a slew of injury problems – has to start doing its job for Chris Warren III.
But even if the O struggles, the defense should be able to clean everything up, especially on third downs. The Bears won’t be able to run a lick.
One Reason Why Baylor Will Win
The Texas quarterback situation is a big problem.
Sam Ehlinger is still trying to get past the concussion symptoms from the Oklahoma State loss, and Shane Buechele has a bum ankle that’s keeping him from doing much of anything.
If all else fails, then quarterback-turned-receiver Jerrod Heard will take over for an offense that’s having a hard time moving as is.
If Baylor can somehow get out to a hot start and put up some early points, and if it can pin Texas deep with its great punting game – second in the nation behind the Longhorns – this might really be the week to get the first win.
What’s Going To Happen
The Texas defense is going to rise up.
Both offenses will sputter and cough way too much, but the Longhorns have a defense and Baylor doesn’t.
It won’t be anything fun, it’ll be a grind, but considering all the issues, Texas will take it.
Texas vs. Baylor Prediction
Texas 23, Baylor 13
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