|Texas keeps hopes alive, goes to 4-0|
Rival Baylor gives the Longhorns a scare
Texas started this game strong and took a quick 14-7 lead in the 1st despite kicking off to Baylor. The Longhorns looked to take control of the game when Texas CB Carrington Byndom picked off Baylor's Bryce Petty (10/16 178 yds 3 tds 1 int) at mid-field, but Baylor coach Bearass had other plans. Baylor's defense stiffened in the red zone and forced a turnover of it's own when CB KJ Morton stepped in front of an errant pass from QB David Ash (12/14 195 yds. 1 td 1 int)
The game was on... Baylor answered by driving down the field behind a strong rushing attack led by Lache Seastrunk (22 carries 115 yards) and tied the game at 14-14 for the half.
Both teams relied on a powerful rushing attack in the 2nd half and Longhorn Heisman hopeful Johnathan Gray (26 carries 203 yards 3 TDs) provided the offensive spark to settle a rattled QB Ash and keep Texas in the game. It was a back and forth affair with neither coach being able to solve the riddle of the opposing running game.
Texas got the ball down 28-24 with just under 1:40 left in the game. Ash took control of the offense and, with a mixed attack, march the Longhorns down for the go-ahead score on a fade route to Jaxon Shipley (5 rec 93 yards 1 td) with approx. :30 secs left.
Showing heart, coach Bearass drive his Bears quickly down the field using all 3 timeouts remaining to approx. the 30 yard line and lined up for FG to force overtime. Coach Ice used his last remaining timeout to ice the Bears kicker who hit the kick on-line but it landed 2 yards short in the back of the end zone. Game over.
Great game bearass, felt like a true rivalry man. Gl the rest of the way.
IceMorbid - 11/03/2013 - 5:46PM EST