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The Longhorns beat the Bears in a shootout, 56-50.
The Texas Longhorns won a shootout over the Baylor Bears, 56-50. This game was all offense from the start. The Bears and Longhorns combined to score 35 points in the first quarter, only to top this output with 38 in the second.
Bears quarterback Nick Florence scored with his legs and his arm in the opening quarter, as Baylor took a 21-14 lead. It was then all Longhorns running back Joe Bergeron in the second quarter, as the sophomore registered three rushing touchdowns to help Texas enter the half with a 42-31 advantage.
Baylor scored three times in the third, including two 40-plus-yard field goals by kicker Aaron Jones, to make it a one-possession game heading into the final quarter.
Longhorns quarterback David Ash tossed his first touchdown pass of the game to make it 56-43. The Bears were able to once again cut it to six, as Florence scrambled for his second rushing touchdown, but Texas held on for the victory.
Box Score Hero: Five of Bergeron’s 19 carries went for touchdowns, as the Longhorns running back finished with 117 yards.
Rankings Ramifications: Texas will certainly remain in the Top 25 following their victory, and they could jump into the Top 20.
But Did They Cover? Texas entered the game favored by nine points, so they were unable to cover the spread.
Next Week's Schedule:
Texas - @ Kansas 10/27
Baylor - @ Iowa State 10/27
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