Texas 14, Baylor 14. TV producers needed only the first quarter to fill up their highlight reels. Seth Russell’s longest run of his career went for a 50-yard touchdown, the fifth time Texas has yielded an opening drive touchdown this season. The Foreman twins both scored for Texas, and the first six minutes of the game saw 28 points scored.
Baylor: Seth Russell 50-yard run (Chris Callahan kick), 13:54
The drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:06
The key play: That was it. And yes, there were bad angles and missed tackles.
Texas: Armanti Foreman 40-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Trent Domingue kick), 11:19
The drive: 8-88-2:30
The key play: D’Onte Foreman had a pair of 13-yard runs, but the key play has to be the touchdown catch because it was the same route, pass and play as the long one that Armanti Foreman dropped last week at Kansas State. Talk about jumping right back onto the horse.
Texas: D’Onta Foreman 37-yard run (Domingue kick), 11:05
The drive: 1-37-:07
The key play: A tip-drill interception by P.J. Locke III was the first turnover of the game. Foreman scored on the first play of the drive.
Baylor: Ishmael Zamora 20-yard pass from Russell (Callahan kick), 9:26
The drive: 5-75-1:39
The key play: Russell hit Poo Stricklin for 45 yards on the first play of the drive.
Halftime: Texas 23, Baylor 21. D’Onta Foreman logged his ninth straight 100-yard game and scored his 10th touchdown of the season, but both the Longhorns and Bears went cold offensively for much of the period. The Bears failed on a fourth-down try and the Longhorns saw a chance of points taken away when Armanti Foreman was stripped of the ball at Baylor’s 2. Texas did get a safety and subsequent touchdown after that, though.
Texas: Safety, holding in the end zone, 8:43
The key play: Blake Blackmar was the offending Bear who was flagged for the hold; it was all set up, however, by a stripped-ball fumble by Armanti Foreman at the tail end of a 41-yard pass play that the Bears recovered at the 2.
Texas: D’Onta Foreman 9-yard run (Domingue kick), 6:35
The drive: 6-66-2:01
The key play: On third-and-8, Buechele found Collin Johnson on a high throw that the 6-6 receiver caught, then scampered for a 40-yard gain.
Baylor: KD Cannon 15-yard pass from Russell (Callahan kick), :09
The drive: 13-81-4:09
The key play: On third-and-2, Russell rambled up the middle for 12 yards to Texas’ 18.
Baylor 31, Texas 26. On a 40-yard run on the second play of the half, D’Onta Foreman became Texas’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Jamaal Charles in 2007. That was one of the few highlights of the quarter for Texas, though. The Longhorns added only one field goal as Baylor put together drives of 10 and 13 plays.
Texas: Domingue 25-yard field goal, 12:13
The drive: 7-67-2:47
The key play: D’Onta Foreman’s 40-yard run keyed the drive, which saw him go over 1,000 yards for the season.
Baylor: Terence Williams 2-yard run (Callahan kick), 8:21
The drive: 10-78-3:45
The key play: Take your pick. Terence Williams sliced the defense for back-to-back runs of 26 and 25 yards.
Baylor: Callahan 27-yard field goal, 2:25
The drive: 13-71-4:0
The key play: Russell was flagged for intentional grounding at Texas’ 14. The Bears tried three straight running plays before settling for the kick.
Final: Texas 35, Baylor 34. What a finish. After a second half of offensive lethargy, Texas woke up in the final half of the fourth quarter, producing 9 points to come back and nip the Bears.
Baylor: Callahan 24-yard field goal, 8:54
The drive: 11-69-4:20
The key play: Malik Jefferson and Breckyn Hager stopped JaMycal Hasty short on third-and-goal from the 5, forcing the field goal.
Texas: Andrew Beck 7-yard pass from Buechele (run failed), 7:03
The drive: 6-79-1:44
The key play: Buechele connected with Lorenzo Joe for a 61-yard pass up the middle, to Baylor’s 13.
Texas: Domingue 39-yard field goal, :46
The drive: 7-58-2:24
First downs: Baylor 31, Texas 19.
Rushes-yards: Baylor 68-398, Texas 51-257.
Passing: Baylor 226, Texas 291.
Comp-Att-Int.: Baylor 14-28-1, Texas 12-21-1.
Return Yards: Baylor 52, Texas 110.
Punts-Avg.: Baylor 5-39.2, Texas 7-50.3.
Fumbles-Lost: Baylor 3-1, Texas 3-1.
Penalties-Yards: Baylor 10-39, Texas 4-23.
Time of Possession: Baylor 32:55, Texas 27:05 .
Passing: Baylor, Russell 14-28-1-226. Texas, Buechele 12-21-1-291.
Rushing: Baylor, Williams 24-180, Russell 21-138, Linwood 17-67, Hasty 6-13. Texas, D. Foreman 32-250, Porter 4-19, Swoopes 7-7, Buechele 7-(minus 18), Team 1-(minus 1).
Receiving: Cannon 5-86, Zamora 4-45, Lynch 2-26, Stricklin 1-45, Tecklenburg 1-13, Feuerbacher 1-11. Texas, A. Foreman 4-142, Beck 2-23, Oliver 2-18, Joe 1-61, C. Johnson 1-40, Warrick 1-5, D. Duvernay 1-2.