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11:00 am October 28th, 2017

McLane Stadium, Waco

Golden: Tom Herman has no worries leaning on his defense (because he has to)

WACO — Texas proved to be miles better than Baylor on Saturday, but a few inches revealed Tom Herman’s true concerns on one side of the ball. Inches were all that separated his Texas Longhorns from a touchdown late in the third quarter. Herman has never hidden his disdain for kicking short field goals. He hates them the way Suge Knight hated Puffy, the way Pepsi hates Coke. To give in and not try for six is to go against his swashbuckling nature. So imagine how he must have felt when he decided to send in embattled Joshua Rowland to kick an 18-yard field goal. Worse yet, imagine how he must felt knowing he was playing it safe against 0-7 Baylor. “We were playing great defense and to have it at three possessions I thought was important, because I was pretty certain at that point that we were going to … Read more

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Saturday

October 28

Freshmen running backs give offense a boost as Texas runs past Baylor

WACO — For much of this season, Texas’ running game has been inundated with a bunch of questions about its effectiveness. On Saturday, two freshmen may have provided a suitable answer. Toneil Carter and Daniel Young piloted UT’s beleaguered backfield to a solid showing in a 38-7 win over Baylor. Carter … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Tom Herman has no worries leaning on his defense (because he has to)

WACO — Texas proved to be miles better than Baylor on Saturday, but a few inches revealed Tom Herman’s true concerns on one side of the ball. Inches were all that separated his Texas Longhorns from a touchdown late in the third quarter. Herman has never hidden his disdain for … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas 38, Baylor 7

A deeper look inside Texas’ 38-7 win over Baylor: Why Texas (4-4, 3-2 Big 12) won Another solid week for the defense, which for a change didn’t go up against the nation’s No. 1-ranked offense. Baylor is a far cry from Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, so take Saturday’s statistical output … Read More

Texas notebook: DeShon Elliott inches closer to Earl Thomas with tone-setting interception

WACO — This time, DeShon Elliott scored the early knockout. Elliott returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in a 38-7 rout of Baylor on Saturday. Five days after he was named a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, the junior safety’s eight tackles were also tied … Read More

Texas 38, Baylor 7: Shane Buechele looking good as Longhorns defense only gets stronger

WACO — Baylor officials honored legendary Bears coach Grant Teaff on the McLane Stadium video board on Saturday. It’s been 25 years since he left the sideline, and he’s been a Waco fixture ever since. Time sure flies, though. It’s been 39 years since Teaff was seen eating a worm … Read More

Our 4 Texas-Baylor pregame questions — answered

Saturday, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with Baylor. Here’s how they played out: 1. Which Brewer had the bigger day? Charlie Brewer. Not to say that Texas tight end Cade Brewer took the day off — he was targeted twice and caught … Read More

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after Longhorns bounce back by beating Baylor

Hookem.com asked Texas fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after they watched the Longhorns get a much-needed victory over winless Baylor. As you can imagine, we got plenty of responses from relieved and jubilant fans after UT moved one step closer to a bowl game … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas beat Baylor 38-7

Texas took care of business on Saturday, beating Baylor 38-7 in Waco. After the victory, Longhorns coach Tom Herman spoke to the media about his team’s dominant performance. Here is some of what he had to say: RELATED: Texas 38, Baylor 7: Horns get back on track at … Read More

Texas 38, Baylor 7: The expanded boxscore

A look back at how it all happened Saturday: First quarter Texas 7, Baylor 0. On the game’s third snap, DeShon Elliott corralled a tipped pass and returned his sixth interception for a score. (He started the day tied for the national lead, with five.) A John Bonney fumble recovery … Read More

Texas 38, Baylor 7: Horns get back on track at expense of winless Bears

It’s over at McLane Stadium in Waco. Texas, which was a 7-point favorite today, has beaten winless Baylor 38-7. Why Texas (4-4, 3-2) won: Another solid week for the defense, which for a change didn’t go up against the nation’s No. 1-ranked offense. Baylor is a far cry from Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, … Read More

It’s halftime, and Texas is leading Baylor 21-7

It’s halftime, and Texas is leading Baylor 21-7 at McLane Stadium in Waco. The Longhorns are 7-point favorites today. It should be at least 24-7, but we’ll get into that later. What’s happened so far: 1. Don’t be fooled by the score. This isn’t a case where the Longhorns are … Read More

WATCH: Texas S DeShon Elliott scores pick-six on opening possession against Baylor

Baylor, meet DeShon Elliott. The Texas safety introduced himself to the Bears early, intercepting quarterback Zach Smith and returning the tipped pass 43 yards for a touchdown. The interception was Elliott’s sixth of the season and the second he has returned for a score. Less than a minute into the … Read More

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Social reaction: Longhorns invade Waco hoping for bounce-back win

Coming off back-to-back losses, Texas takes its shortest road trip of the season to play winless Baylor at McLane Stadium in Waco. There should be plenty of burnt orange in the crowd. Check out what fans are seeing (and eating) around campus, and keep checking back throughout the game as … Read More

Friday

October 27

Texas vs. Baylor: 5 key matchups to watch

Here are five key Texas-Baylor matchups to watch on Saturday: Texas’ receivers vs. Denzel Mims There are only six other players in the country that have caught more touchdown passes this season than Mims, who’s hauled in seven. Texas has five touchdown catches altogether — and three of them belong … Read More

Traffic jam could await Longhorn fans traveling to Waco on Saturday

Football fans making the trip to Waco on Saturday morning may need to budget extra time into their travel plans. A portion of I-35 will close on Friday night and won’t open until Saturday morning. Initial estimates on my35construction.org had a section of the interstate in Round … Read More