Brian Bradford had one of his best days of the season, averaging 39 yards on his six punts, three of which he put inside the Baylor 20. All of his punts had excellent hang time, forcing dangerous BU punt returner Bobby Hart into three fair catches and two short returns. Hart did bust one, though, when Reed Boyd failed to wrap the return man, allowing him to scoot free for 42 yards. There was also a block in the back that the refs didn't call that helped spring Hart, but Boyd should have had him regardless.
Texas turned in a far better return game performance than coverage performance. Nathan Vasher averaged 24.7 yards on his seven punt returns, including a long of 60. Victor Ike also took the opening kickoff of the second half back 60 yards, setting up the Texas offense for a short scoring drive. Ervis Hill had a solid 26-yard return earlier in the game.
Mangum, who nailed all seven extra point attempts, missed badly on his only field goal try of the game, a 45-yarder late in the second quarter that sailed on a low line to about the goalline.
Tyrone Jones registered the Horns' second blocked field goal of the year, leaping at the line to swat Stiles' first quarter, 43-yard attempt.