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Texas 23, Baylor 17: The expanded boxscore

Posted October 13th, 2018

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How it all happened Saturday:

First quarter

Baylor 7, Texas 3. This game started like last week’s ended — with a 40-yard field goal from Cameron Dicker. But Sam Ehlinger played only 11 snaps, leaving on the opening drive with a shoulder injury. That brought in Shane Buechele, who led Texas to a 38-7 win in Waco last year. Baylor answered Texas’ opening field goal with a touchdown drive; the Longhorns have given up a score on opponents’ first drives in five of seven games this season.

Texas: Dicker 40-yard field goal, 8:57

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Baylor: Denzel Mims 19-yard pass from Charlie Brewer (Connor Martin kick, 3:08)

Second quarter

Halftime: Texas 23, Baylor 10. What a quarter of missed chances for the Bears. Tyquan Thornton dropped a beautifully placed pass from Brewer in the end zone, a 27-yarder that would’ve given Baylor a 14-6 lead. The Bears settled for a field goal. Later, Jalen Hurd dropped what would’ve been a first down on a third-down slant; Baylor punted, and Texas drove for a touchdown. And Jameson Houston couldn’t corral an interception in the end zone that would’ve prevented that UT score. Buechele’s 44-yard touchdown pass to Collin Johnson was UT’s second longest of the season and Buechele’s first since last year’s Texas Bowl.

Texas: Dicker 35-yard field goal, 14:56

Baylor: Martin 46-yard field goal, 5:03

Texas: Collin Johnson 44-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Dicker kick, 4:21)

Texas: Lil’Jordan Humphrey 3-yard run (Dicker kick, 1:12)

Texas: Dicker 47-yard field goal, 0:00

Third quarter

Texas 23, Baylor 17. After a flurry of scores in the final four minutes of the first half, both offenses started cool in the third quarter — two Baylor punts and a Buechele interception — until Hurd, the former 1,000-yard rusher for Tennessee turned Baylor receiver, ran it in for his third rushing score of the season. Texas answered with a long drive but it ended with a Dicker miss. What had been a 13-point cushion at halftime evaporated into a one-score game heading into the final quarter.

Baylor: Hurd 2-yard run (Martin kick, 4:33)

Fourth quarter

Final: Texas 23, Baylor 17. Neither team scored. Actually, the Longhorns were blanked for the entire second half. But they did put together two clock-chewing drives that kept the ball away from Baylor. The Bears, needing a touchdown, whiffed on their final two chances — punting it away with five minutes left and then coming up short on three passes into the end zone from 17 yards out in the closing seconds.

Team statistics

First downs: Texas 25, Baylor 19

Rushes-yards: Texas 41-186, Baylor 34-88

Passing: Texas 219, Baylor 240

Comp-Att-Int: Texas 24-39-1, Baylor 20-40-1

Return Yards: Texas 3-(-5), Baylor 0-0

Punts-Avg.: Texas 4-47.8, Baylor 7-43.3

Fumbles-Lost: Texas 0-0, Baylor 1-0

Penalties-Yards: Texas 8-52, Baylor 10-92

Time of Possession: Texas 32:18, Baylor 27:42

Individual statistics

PASSING: Texas — Buechele 20-34-184, 1/1; Ehlinger 4-5-35, 0/0. Baylor — Brewer 20-39-240, 1/1

RUSHING: Texas — Ingram 19-110, Watson 13-41, Buechele 5-11, Ehlinger 2-5, Humphrey 2-3-1; Baylor — Brewer 13-22, Lovett 5-21, Ebner 3-16, Hasty 7-16, Hurd 6-13-1

RECEIVING: Texas — Johnson 11-132-1, Humphrey 7-41, Beck 2-11, Jamison 1-17, Duvernay 1-15, Ingram 1-2, Watson 1-1; Baylor — Hurd 5-72, Platt 5-26, Mims 3-80, Stricklin 2-39, Fleeks 2-7, Henle 1-6, Hasty 1-5, Jones 1-5

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