Texas must win against Baylor; it will not be easy

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Texas travels to Waco, Texas, just 101 miles North, to play No. 16/18 Baylor Bears, the last Texas team on the schedule. So far, no other Texas team has been able to defeat the Longhorns, TCU came close 32-27, Texas Tech not so much losing 70-35, and Rice 58-0.

This is the 111 meeting between the Longhorns and Bears that has Texas leading the overall series 79-27-4 and 31-17-2 when playing in Waco. This will be the fifth 11 a.m. game for Texas. 

This will not be a walk in the park for the Longhorns. Baylor is well coached, has a record of 6-1, is already bowl eligible, and leads the Big 12 in passing defense efficiency (118.5) and put up eight interceptions.The Bears are also ranked 2nd in the Big 12 allowing only 198.9 passing yards per game.

Everyone knows it, so let’s just say it. This game is the single most important game of the season. If Texas does not win, the season is essentially over with no chance at a Big 12 title.

Sarkisian commented saying he has a lot of respect for Dave Aranda and that he always has a good game plan coming into games.

About the team practicing, Sarkisian commented, “Everybody, you know, is a little bit more on edge. Everybody [is] kind of wired in, focused, and wants to get back on the field and compete. So, to get back out this week against a really quality opponent Baylor. I think [it] was good for us. You know, they got our attention from the very beginning and I think our guys have had a great week of practice and really good energy, really good focus.”

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