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Saturday, Oct. 29, the Baylor Bears take on the Texas Longhorns. The game, to be played at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ABC. Read on for our Baylor vs. Texas preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Baylor wins the matchup between the two teams 62.4% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Bears favored as well.
Spread: Baylor -3.5
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Baylor vs. Texas preview:
Texas enters the game coming off of a loss at Kansas State last Saturday 24-21 while Baylor is undefeated on the season. The Bears enjoyed a bye week last week with their last game coming on Oct. 15 as they beat Kansas 49-7.
Seth Russell went just 9-for-22 through the air for Baylor for 144 yards, but did have two touchdowns passing and another pair running. The Bears put up 453 yards of total offense and held the Jayhawks to just 217 yards.
Texas' Shane Buechele had a good day against Kansas State with two touchdowns and 222 yards passing, but the Longhorns' defense was the problem. The Wildcats out gained the Longhorns 405-344 on the day. Kansas State managed the win despite turning the ball over three times.
Texas topped Baylor 23-17 a year ago in Waco.
Baylor vs. Texas prediction:
Things aren't going great for the Longhorns as of late as they've dropped four of their last five games played. The unbeaten Bears are trending upward with a balanced offense and more than capable defense.
The Baylor defense, which ranks 16th in the nation allowing just 320 yards per game, will cause problems for Texas. The Bears go into Austin and top the Longhorns.
Baylor 42, Texas 21