‘Horns hang on — UT’s big first half is enough to produce 23-17 upset win over No. 12 Baylor


By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

WACO, Texas — Sometimes the difference between winning and losing football games just comes down to understanding your team’s limitations and taking advantage of the chances you are given.

That was the formula used, and used well, by Texas to upset 12th-ranked Baylor, 23-17, Saturday at McLane Stadium in the regular-season finale for each team.

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The Bears, bloodied but unbowed, will head to their sixth consecutive bowl game while the Longhorns will bus back to Austin and stay there, as everyone around the team tries to figure out how a squad that can beat two of the nation’s best  (Oklahoma and Baylor) couldn’t win enough games to qualify for the postseason.

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Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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