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Lone Star State rivals compete on Black Friday as Texas hosts Baylor in the regular season finale for both programs as their Big 12 Championship Game ambitions have already faded. The Longhorns are fresh off an emphatic 55-14 victory over Kansas to earn their first winning record under Steve Sarkisian. Running back Bijan Robinson dominated with 243 yards rushing and four touchdowns to move up to No. 6 nationally in rushing yards.

Baylor was literally seconds away from beating rival No. 4 TCU in Week 12. However, the Horned Frogs kicked off a field goal as time expired to shock the Bears in Waco, Texas. Running back, Craig Williams rushed for 112 yards in the win as wide receiver Monaray Baldwin exploded for 123 yards. However, the Bears allowed a 12-yard run on a third and one that could have frozen the game. The loss dropped Baylor to 6–5, with four of the losses adding up to 21 points combined.

Texas has an all-time advantage of 79-28-4 in this rivalry, dating all the way back to 1901. The Longhorns have won five of their past seven matchups, but Baylor won two of their last three, including a 31-24 decision in Waco, Texas, last season. Baylor running back Abram Smith rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown to negate Gerry Bohanon’s two interceptions in the loss. Robinson was held to just 43 yards.

How Texas vs. Watch Baylor live

Date: Friday 25 November | Time: noon ET
Place: Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium — Austin, Texas
TV: ESP | Live stream: fuboTV (Try Free)

Texas vs. Baylor: Need to know

Running miles: Baylor and Texas are among the most dynamic teams in the country, but use different strategies to get there. Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson is an All-American and will be a first round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Robinson rushed for 100 yards in seven of eight Texas games, including 200-yard performances in two of his last three games. Baylor doesn’t have one dominant rusher, but Richard Reese, Craig Williams, and Qualan Jones each have 400 yards rushing and four touchdowns, with Reese closing in on a 1,000-yard season.

Inconsistent quarterbacks: Five-star transfer Quinn Ewers was one of the highest rated quarterbacks in league history and the first perfect recruit of 1,0000 quarterbacks since Vince Young. However, Ewers was a problem in the second half of the season and has not completed more than 60% of his passes since October 15. Similarly, Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen was inconsistent in his first year as a starter. Shapen averaged over 300 yards per game in his first three Big 12 games, but has only one touchdown to four interceptions in his last four. Both defenses were sensitive to the pass.

Big 12 Implications: Texas is technically very much alive in the Big 12 Championship Game race heading into the final weekend of the season. The Longhorns must thread a needle by beating Baylor on Friday as they hope Kansas beats Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown. It’s still an outsider, but a trip to the Big 12 title game in Year 2 of the Sarkisian Era would be a major move for Texas. The Longhorns have not played for a Big 12 championship since 2018 and have not won a conference title since 2009.

Texas vs. Baylor prediction, choices

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Oddsmakers have overvalued Texas all year despite a four-loss season, and that trend continues into the season finale. The Longhorns have defeated only one team by more than 8.5 points since the Red River Showdown: Kansas. Baylor is more than willing to hang out with the Texas athletes, even playing on the road in Austin. Prediction: Baylor +8.5

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