Texas is coming off its only bye week of the season after blowing leads against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, heightening the stakes for first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian with a trip to Ames to face surging No. 22 Iowa State looming on Nov. 6.
At 4-3, the Longhorns are in danger of a lost season, but there’s a real opportunity present at McClane Stadium on Saturday at 11 a.m. Central on ABC. In second place in the Big 12 standings at 6-1 with an undefeated home record, Baylor presents a challenge for Texas, too — the Bears playing excellent football under second-year head coach Dave Aranda, led by a rushing offense that ranks No. 1 in the conference in yards per game and averages 6.11 yards per carry.
Texas is 79-27-4 in the all-time series against Baylor with a 31-17-2 record in Waco. Last year in Austin, the Horns sealed a 27-16 victory when quarterback Sam Ehlinger connected with tight end Cade Brewer on a 4th and 2 pass pass with under two minutes remaining.
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