In Texas' win over Baylor, the Longhorns' offense went 0-for-5 on third down from late in the second quarter until early in the fourth quarter - getting outscored 20-3 in that span.
UT saw a 23-14 lead evaporate - as well as the chance to put it on the Bears - as Baylor went up 34-26 with 8:54 left, forcing Texas to have to pull off a mad comeback for the win.
That kind of third-down conversion drought would sink the Horns at Tech on Saturday - against Red Raiders' QB Patrick Mahomes, the FBS all-time, single-game, total offense record-holder (819 yards vs OU).
The good news is the Texas offense was able to convert 1 of 2 Baylor turnovers into 7 points.
The previous 8 turnovers forced by the Texas defense were converted into a total of 3 points.
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