Game Preview: Texas Longhorns v. Baylor Bears

Saturday, November 14
11:00 a.m. CT
FSN / Comcast Sports Net

The countdown to December is on, and the ‘Horns have three more games – two against South Division opponents – to seal their post-season fate. This week, Mack Brown’s squad takes on Baylor in Waco, and the Bears are coming off a huge win against Missouri. It should be another easy win for the ‘Horns, but at this point in the season, anything is possible. Texas needs to close the season strong, continue to improve in key areas (like the running game), and show the BCS voters why they deserve to be in Pasadena in January.

This Week
Eyes Of Tx Prediction
Texas 48, Baylor 14

Unfortuantely, I’ve got to jet out of town for the weekend (to take in Oregon State v. Washington, sadly), so instead a nod to some favorite pre-game resources, below.

Pre-game Resources
2009 Texas Longhorns Roster
2009 Baylor Bears Roster

University Co-op Gameday Newsletter / Pod casts

Hook ’em!

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Game Preview: Texas Longhorns v. Baylor Bears

  1. Jerry

    Eyes of TX, your score prediction wasn’t too far off. Maybe instead of writing about sports, you should place some bets down in Vegas 😉

    Cody Johnson and Tre Newton shined in the running game this week. Hopefully, we’ll see more of that against Kansas and A&M. I believe Newton scored the longest TD run from scrimmage this year for UT. Rick Moranis and those Spaceballs might have finally combed enough desert and found UT’s running game.

    • eyesoftx

      It was a nice day from the backs on the ground, and Eyes Of TX does like the one-two punch of Johnson and Newton in the backfield, but it was only one game and it was against Baylor. The o-line does seem to like opening holes and watching Johnson power through them, and the runnig game definitely took some pressure off of McCoy when it came to play-action passes. Rumor has it, Greg Davis simplified the running game to 5-6 plays this week and the offense worked only on those plays this week…if that’s what it takes (see also: second half, Westlake HS v. Abilene Christian HS, 5A State Championship in 1997).

      Texas has a chance to replicate their ground attack against KU – especially since their defense lost players from last year’s squad (which Texas beat 35-7). Anything’s possible against A&M, depending which team shows up.

      All told, though, there still needs to be consistency and a continued focus on improving the running attack before any post-season game.

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