#8 Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns Preview

The Texas Longhorns better prepare for a large dose of Shock Linwood on Saturday. Photo Courtesy: Matthew Lynch
The Texas Longhorns better prepare for a large dose of Shock Linwood on Saturday.
Photo Courtesy: Matthew Lynch

By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright

Game Info
#8 Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns
Saturday – October 29 – 2:30 p.m.
Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium – Austin – Texas

Records Before the Game
#8 Baylor Bears (6-0, 3-0 Big 12)
Texas Longhorns (3-4, 1-3 Big 12)

The Charlie Strong firing conversation has been going since last year when he failed to lead his team to a 10 win season. Baylor on the other hand can’t walk away from the cloud of its own storms. No matter how Baylor plays or the kids continue to be model student athletes. It means nothing outside of Waco, Texas. So, take out your frustrations on Texas.

Why you should watch this game
Everyone is watching the Baylor Bears to see if they can run the table and win the Big 12 out right. UT faithfuls are chomping at the bit to see if the Longhorns can turn their season around and become bowl eligible by beating Baylor at home.

Why shouldn’t watch this game
Your’e gearing up for Halloween and Party City has a 50% sale ending Sunday. The blow up monsters would look great in your front yard for trick-or-treaters to take selfies with.

Seth Russell is the key on offense. Texas struggles with mobile quarterbacks. Look at last week’s match up between Texas and Kansas State. K-State quarterback Jesse Ertz ran right past the Texas D-line for a career day on the ground and he’s mediocre at best. With a mixture of quarterback designed runs and passes into the second tier of the Longhorns defense, Baylor will have a cake walk at UT this weekend. Shock Linwood should get the bulk of the carries. His bruising style between the tackles will wear down UT’s defense for the first three quarters of the game. The story will unravel for the Longhorns in the 3rd quarter because they will be exhausted playing the run and the pass will be killing their defensive backs. KD Cannon will get the bulk of the stretch plays on either side of the offensive line.

Antareis Bryan is called “The Locksmith” and he will lock down the Longhorns Armanti Freeman and Connor Huffman. Baylor loves putting their corners on an island and relying on them to cover man to man. Stopping the Texas run game will be left up to linebacker Aiavion Edwards and safety Byron Lander will crash from the second and third tier of the Bears defense. Shane Buechele is a talented freshman that should’ve been allowed to wait until next year to play. He has some pretty interesting stats. He’s completing 64.5 percent of his passes. His 1722 yards passing with 15 TDs looks great on paper, but during the game he’s shaky at best. He can beat you and I know Phil Bennett and the defense won’t take him for granted. A strong pass rush will keep them off balance.

Prediction: The time has come for the torch to be passed to Baylor. The Bears will beat Texas in Austin and prove to the country that the Bears are real! I’m picking Baylor by 15! You can pick the final score as long as it totals 15 points in favor of the Bears!