BLOG: Baylor knocks Texas off its rails with 24-10 domination

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WACO, Texas (KXAN) — The Longhorns are still in search of their first signature win of the season. No. 14 Baylor can lock up a spot in the Big 12 title game with a win over Texas Saturday afternoon.

Texas will be without some key contributors. Senior receiver Collin Johnson and sophomore defensive back B.J. Foster have been ruled out for Saturday’s contest.

The Longhorns (6-4, 4-3) currently own a four-game winning streak over the Bears. Baylor’s last win in their series came in 2014.

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Baylor first possession, first quarter

What happened: Two plays into the game, Baylor busted off an explosive play on the Longhorns defense. Chris Platt ran 44 yards after the Charlie Brewer pass, but fumbled near the Longhorns 20-yard line. Platt’s knee went down on top of D’Shawn Jamison as Jamison forced the fumble. Chris Brown recovered for Texas.

Texas first possession, first quarter

What happened: Sam Ehlinger saved the day several times. Ehlinger wasn’t ready for a snap on first down and the ball bounced 15 yards behind him, but he was still able to recover and lob a completed pass to Malcolm Epps for a seven yard gain. The Longhorns were forced to punt at the Baylor 43 yard line after a 10 play drive for 38 yards.

Baylor still hasn’t allowed a touchdown on the opponents first possession this season.

Baylor second possession, first quarter

What happened: The Longhorns defense stiffened up after allowing two Baylor first downs. DeMarvion Overshown forced a tackle for loss on first down. On third-and-nine, Brewer hit Platt on a wide receiver screen, but he came up two yards short. At least through two series, the Texas defense has been able to put pressure on Baylor QB Charlie Brewer keeping him uncomfortable in the pocket.

Texas second possession, first quarter

What happened: Baylor is living up to its billing as the best defense in the Big 12. Yards aren’t coming easy for the Longhorns. Texas picked up a first down on a 15-yard Ehlinger scramble, but couldn’t pick up another first down. Texas punter Chris Naggar is putting the Longhorns defense in a tough spot after a 19-yard punt. Baylor will start at the 50-yard line.

Baylor third possession, first quarter

What happened: Baylor strikes first using a smart, effective way to run the football. John Lovett scored on a 28-yard run on the first play of the second quarter with a convoy of pulling offensive lineman leading the way. Baylor is using the numbers game to get an advantage with blockers on the Texas defense. Seven play, 50-yard touchdown drive.

Score: Baylor leads 7-0

Texas possession, second quarter

What happened: Last week, the Longhorns severely struggled early against Iowa State with several three-and-outs. So far, the Texas has been better…slightly. They picked up at least a first down on each of the first three possessions, but it’s still a goose-egg on the scoreboard. The Longhorns had their first three-and-out of the game on their fourth possession.

Score: Baylor leads 7-0

Baylor possession, second quarter

What happened: Baylor’s drive stalled after a holding penalty pushed the Bears offense into a first-and-20 at their own 38. Ayodele Adeoye sacked Brewer for a seven-yard loss on second down to essentially end the Bears’ threat.

Texas possession, second quarter

Another amazing play by Sam Ehlinger, but the drive also featured his third sack of the game at hands of the Baylor defensive line. Another Chris Naggar punt for Texas.

Final two minutes of the second quarter

What happened: Baylor was looking to put some points on the board, but couldn’t get past the Longhorns 47-yard line in the final minute. It looked like Texas was going to go to the locker room down 7-0 before an explosive play by running back Keaontay Ingram with 20 seconds left on the clock. Pinned down at the 2-yard line, Ingram busted through the line for a 68-yard run down to the Baylor 30-yard line. The impressive individual effort gave Cameron Dicker the opportunity to knock through a 48-yard field goal as time expired.

With Texas receiving the ball first in the third quarter, Ingram’s run will undoubtedly provide a spark to the Longhorns at halftime.

Halftime score: Baylor leads 7-3

INJURY NOTE: Keaontay Ingram injured his ankle on the 68-yard run to end the first half. He is out for the remainder of the game.

Texas possession, third quarter

What happened: Baylor defensive end James Lynch became the school’s all-time sack leader on a second down sack of Sam Ehlinger. Lynch is Round Rock High School product. The Longhorns had momentum going into the locker room, but didn’t do anything with it with another Chris Naggar punt.

Baylor possession, third quarter

What happened: Two big plays guided the Baylor offense into the Longhorns’ red zone. Brewer found Denzel Mims twice for 46 total yards. Down to the Texas one-yard line, Charlie Brewer scored on third down for a two possession Baylor lead. The Bears offense only faced two third downs on the nine play, 87 yard touchdown drive.

Score: Baylor leads 14-3

Texas possession, third quarter

What happened: Texas came out firing on first down with Devin Duvernay making his fifth catch of the game on a 29-yard reception. The Longhorns opted to go for it on fourth-and-three at the Baylor 39-yard line. Ehlinger looked to Brennan Eagles on back-to-back plays, but good Baylor coverage by Jameson Houston ended the Texas drive.

Baylor possession, third quarter

What happened: Baylor is better in every aspect of this game. Texas made two critical mistakes on a long Bears drive. On fourth down and four, a Texas defensive player jumped offside to give the offense new life. This week, it was Taquon Graham. Later in the drive, on third down, Jalen Green was called for pass interference to extend the Baylor drive. On the next play, Brewer completed a great ball to Denzel Mims for a touchdown.

Score: Baylor leads 21-3

Texas possession, fourth quarter

What happened: Texas lost its first turnover of the game when Ehlinger tried to force a deep ball to Brennan Eagles. Grayland Arnold got the pick and returned it to the 35-yard line.

Texas possession, fourth quarter

What happened: The wheels have completely off for Texas. When looking back at this game, there won’t be a redeeming aspect to the Longhorns. This drive went off the rails after a second play near midfield. Senior center Zach Shackelford was called for a personal foul after throwing a Baylor defender to the ground. Senior guard Parker Braun was subsequently called for an unsportsmanlike penalty for words directed at an official. After the penalty, Braun walked off the field and into the locker room.

It’s unclear whether Braun was ejected by the officials or Texas…or if he decided to leave the field on his own.

FINAL: Baylor wins 24-10

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