Baylor @ Texas

The Baylor Bears travel to Austin, Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns.

The Bears take on the Longhorns today at 2:30 CST on ABC. Baylor will look to continue their winning ways against the Longhorns, as they have won three of the last four matchups against Texas. The Bears are huge favorites on the road against the Longhorns, and they are fully healthy this week. Last week the Bears returned Antwan Goodley, Corey Coleman, and Clay Fuller. This week they will get the rest of their injured stars back in Levi Norwood and Devin Chafin.

This will be the biggest test for Baylor as the Longhorns have a top 25 defense. The Bears, however, have the top offense in the Nation. Texas' strengths are their defensive line and secondary and the Longhorns will look to get some pressure on quaterback Bryce Petty, who has yet to be sacked behind a Baylor offensive line that has been excellent in pass protection this year. With the Bears fully healthy for the first time this season, they will unleash the full force of their offensive attack against the Longhorns.

The Bears' defense is no slouch either. They will look to take advantage of a young and undersized Texas offensive line. Shawn Oakman and company will look to apply pressure on Texas' young QB, Tyrone Swoopes. The Texas offense relies mostly on two wide receivers, John Harris and Jaxon Shipley, as no other WRs have over ten catches. Xavion Howard will likely draw the assignment on Harris who is the bigger of the two WRs, which will leave Ryan Reid on Shipley.

Texas' only hope of winning this game is to put pressure on Petty and induce turnovers, but that's unlikely coupled with the fact that he hasn't been sacked yet this year, and he's only thrown five picks in his entire career. While the Longhorns will be the toughest test yet for the Bears, Baylor is the better team and should win on the road.

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