A look back at how it all happened Saturday:
Texas 7, Baylor 0. On the game’s third snap, DeShon Elliott corralled a tipped pass and returned his sixth interception for a score. (He started the day tied for the national lead, with five.) A John Bonney fumble recovery at Baylor’s 16 set Texas up for another score, but Joshua Rowland’s 27-yard field goal try was blocked. That pick-six was the last play of the quarter for Baylor starter Zach Smith. Freshman Charlie Brewer, the hero of the West Virginia loss, went 5 of 6 for 40 yards the rest of the quarter.
Texas: DeShon Elliott 43-yard interception return (Joshua Rowland kick, 14:06)
Halftime — Texas 21, Baylor 7. Shane Buechele, making his first start since the Iowa State game, produced points with his arm and legs. His 15-yard pass to Lil’Jordan Humphrey (Humphrey’s first career touchdown) capped a 90-yard drive; Buechele was 6 of 6 on it. And when a botched Baylor punt snap gifted the ball to Texas at the 28, Buechele ran it in for his second rushing score of the season. Baylor’s lone score was set up by a 52-yard play-action pass to Blake Lynch down to the 3-yard line.
Texas: Lil’Jordan Humphrey 15-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Rowland kick, 9:42)
Baylor: John Lovett 2-yard run (Connor Martin kick, 8:38)
Texas: Buechele 28-yard run (Rowland kick, 3:51)
Texas 24, Baylor 7. Bonney’s second fumble recovery of the day set up a short field goal; Texas, which failed on two fourth downs in the first half, opted to kick it on fourth-and-goal from the 1. Toneil Carter scored from 12 yards out, but it was called back by a holding penalty on Terrell Cuney, starting at center for the injured Tristian Nickelson. Buechele threw an interception in the end zone on the very next play. Baylor failed to convert a fourth-and-2 with 51 seconds left, giving Texas the ball at the 28. The Horns ended the quarter facing a third down at Baylor’s 19.
Texas: Rowland 18-yard field goal (5:55)
Final — Texas 38, Baylor 7. Did we see two freshmen — Toneil Carter and Daniel Young — assume control of the beleaguered running game? Carter started the quarter with a 19-yard touchdown run and Young ended things with a 31-yard scamper. They combined for 130 yards, the best showing by a UT running back since the San Jose State game.
Texas: Toneil Carter 19-yard run (Rowland kick, 14:55)
Texas: Daniel Young 31-yard run (Rowland kick, 1:57)
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