Week 9 Game Preview: Texas Longhorns v. Baylor Bears

Two straight losses at home. Offense lacking identity. Coaches and players not being held accountable. When will it change, ‘Horns? It changes this week. Coming off a loss to perennial bottom-dweller Iowa State at home has the attention of both the coaching staff and the players. They lacked energy and enthusiasm last week, and the smelling salts should have emerged for every player and coach in the Texas locker room. If you’re not cutting it, you’re moving down the depth chart or your job is on the line.

Baylor’s leading the Big 12’s South division. Yep, you read that right. Baylor. Those pesky Bears, led by none other than stud QB Robert Griffin, who’s back this season from last year’s knee injury to lead the Bears in to Austin for what they hope will be their first win since, geez, who can count that far back? Texas gets focused this week and scratches out a win. The defense plays up to its standards, and shuts down Griffin in Martinez-style fashion. The offense isn’t great, but improves enough to show some progress and eliminate mistakes.

It’s been a long week, and so EyesOfTX will defer pre-game coverage of Texas v. Baylor to our good friend and football expert Trey McLean at Co-op Gameday.

Texas Longhorns v. #25 Baylor Bears
6:00 p.m. CT (FSN)

Prediction:
Texas 24, Baylor 20

Hook ’em!

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