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Texas 38, Baylor 27

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By MARK ROSNER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - Bijan Robinson rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns, Jaylan Ford made his fourth interception of the season, and No. 24 Texas defeated Baylor 38-27.

Robinson, who carried 29 times, gained 65 of Texas' 75 yards on its go-ahead drive, scoring from the 1 to give the Longhorns(8-4, 6-3 Big 12) a 31-27 lead with 8:25 remaining.

On Baylor's next possession, Ford intercepted a pass by Blake Shapen, tying a Texas record for picks in a season by a linebacker. The Longhorns converted the turnover into a 42-yard touchdown drive, the final 11 on a run by Robinson's backup, Roschon Johnson. He finished with 13 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns.

Baylor trailed by five early in the fourth quarter when Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers dropped back from his 33. A blitzing Al Walcott forced a fumble. Lineman Gabe Hall scooped up the ball and ran 16 yards for a touchdown. A 2-point conversion put Baylor ahead 27-24.

Baylor (6-6, 4-5) sacked Ewers five times. He completed 12 of 16 passes for 194 yards.

Baylor made a quick move toward ruining the Longhorns' senior day celebration. First the Bears pressured Ewers into a safety when he was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone. Then Shapen connected with Jaylen Ellis for a 47-yard touchdown and a 9-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Ellis caught only one other pass this season before that one, a 50-yarder.

But Texas responded with a 75-yard touchdown drive that Ewers, not much of a runner, finished with a 3-yard burst up the middle. Baylor punter Issac Power contributed to the Texas cause with an 11-yard shank, and the Longhorns needed to only travel 29 yards for a second score.

There was an exchange of field goals, and a 45-yard Baylor touchdown drive that required just five plays and 32 seconds. Shapen finished with a 14-yard pass to tight end Ben Sims for a 19-17 halftime lead.

Texas put itself in danger with three false starts and a lost fumble by Jordan Whittington early in the third quarter. But a determined Whittington turned a short pass into a 19-yard gain, setting up a 1-yard score by Johnson late in the period.

Shapen went 18 of 36 for 179 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Baylor.

THE TAKEAWAY

Baylor: The Bears were 5-1 against AP Top 25 teams last season, when they finished 12-2 and beat Oklahoma State in the Big 12 championship game. But this season Baylor is 0-5 against the Top 25.

Texas: The Longhorns, after two seasons of trying to sustain momentum under coach Steve Sarkisian, now have some with their third victory in four games. They've already won three more games than they did in Sarkisian's first year.

November 25, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BaylorTex
Baylor SF 9:44 Christian Morgan Safety 2 0
Baylor TD 6:54 Jaylen Ellis 47 yard TD pass from Blake Shapen (John Mayers Extra Point) 9 0
Tex TD 3:54 Quinn Ewers 3 yard TD run (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 9 7
Tex TD 1:35 Bijan Robinson 2 yard TD run (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 9 14
Second Quarter BaylorTex
Baylor FG 7:54 John Mayers 30 yard field goal 12 14
Tex FG 5:50 Bert Auburn 38 yard field goal 12 17
Baylor TD 0:40 Ben Sims 14 yard TD pass from Blake Shapen (John Mayers Extra Point) 19 17
Third Quarter BaylorTex
Tex TD 2:21 Roschon Johnson 1 yard TD run (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 19 24
Fourth Quarter BaylorTex
Baylor TD 13:30 Gabe Hall 16 yard fumble return for TD (Hal Presley 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 27 24
Tex TD 8:25 Bijan Robinson 1 yard TD run (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 27 31
Tex TD 3:48 Roschon Johnson 11 yard TD run (Bert Auburn Extra Point) 27 38
Team Stats
  Baylor Texas
First downs 18 22
  Rushing 8 13
  Passing 10 9
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 5-18, 28% 4-8, 50%
4th down efficiency 4-5, 80% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 39-101 48-208
Passing Yards 179 194
Return Yards 34 36
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-36-1 12-16-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-18 5-51
Punts 5 2
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 1-2 5-19
Baylor Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Shapen 18 36 179 2 1
Texas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Q. Ewers 12 16 194 0 0
Baylor Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Reese 15 54 3.6 0
Q. Jones 14 45 3.2 0
C. Williams 3 2 0.7 0
B. Shapen 7 0 0.0 0
Texas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Robinson 29 179 6.2 2
R. Johnson 13 77 5.9 2
Q. Ewers 6 -48 -8.0 1
Baylor Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cameron 4 48 12.0 0
J. Ellis 1 47 47.0 1
M. Baldwin 3 35 11.7 0
Q. Jones 6 18 3.0 0
H. Presley 2 15 7.5 0
B. Sims 1 14 14.0 1
K. Johnson 1 2 2.0 0
Texas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Sanders 2 65 32.5 0
X. Worthy 7 62 8.9 0
J. Whittington 2 48 24.0 0
K. Robinson 1 19 19.0 0
Baylor Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Texas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Ford 1 18
Baylor Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Power 5 182 36.4
Texas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Trejo 2 89 44.5
Baylor Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Texas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Baylor Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Baldwin 2 34 17.0
Texas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Robinson 1 18 18.0
Baylor Missed FG
Player Length
J. Mayers 40
Texas Missed FG
Player Length




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