It’s do or die time for Texas versus No. 14 Baylor

Wide receiver Brennan Eagles and the Longhorns need to beat Baylor in Waco to retain any chance of getting into the Big 12 championship game (photo by Don Bender / Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel
Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has to beat Baylor and then defeat Texas Tech at home on Black Friday to consider the 2019 season anything but a huge step in the wrong direction. That’s the hard facts, even with the Longhorns’ close losses, all of the injuries, and the overall lack of consistent defense.

Winning Saturday against the No. 14 Bears will not be an easy task, but it’s doable if the Longhorns put together an “A-minus” effort against Baylor’s solid “B.” But Baylor head coach Matt Rhule’s Bears are not going to give an inch, and Texas had better be ready to scrap for every yard, for every pass, for every “1-0 matchup” Saturday at McLane Stadium.

“The thing that we have stressed to (our players) is that you’re not ever going to be defined by when you get knocked down,” Texas coach Tom Herman said. [habeabk]

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