NCAAF Game Recap - Texas at Baylor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:30 PM EST

Ark
20
LSU
56
F
PSU
17
OHSt
28
F
TxAM
13
UGA
19
F
WCU
3
Ala
66
F
Oreg
28
AzSt
31
F
Utah
35
Ariz
7
F
TCU
24
Okla
28
F
Minn
38
NW
22
F
Mich
39
Ind
14
F
Tex
10
Bayl
24
F
Purd
24
Wisc
45
F
BC
7
ND
40
F
Sam
0
Aub
52
F
Temp
13
Cin
15
F
Mem
49
SoFL
10
F
Ill
10
Iowa
19
F
Boise
56
UtSt
21
F
SMU
28
Navy
35
F
OkSt
20
WVU
13
F
TxSt
13
App
35
F
Pitt
0
VaTec
28
F
E Mi
45
NIU
17
F
Ohio
66
BGSU
24
F
Akr
17
MiaOH
20
F
Toled
30
Buff
49
F
NCSt
26
GATec
28
F
ColSt
7
Wyo
17
F
Ball
38
Kent
41
F
UCF
34
Tul
31
F
ECU
31
UConn
24
F
Kans
31
IASt
41
F
Lib
27
UVA
55
F
MSU
27
Rut
0
F
BYU
56
UMass
24
F
SoAl
15
GASt
28
F
AF
44
NM
22
F
GaSo
33
ArkSt
38
F
UCLA
35
USC
52
F
ETenn
0
Vand
38
F
LaTec
14
UAB
20
F
W Ky
28
SMiss
10
F
NorTx
14
Rice
20
F
Mer
7
UNC
56
F
Neb
54
MD
7
F
UT-M
7
KY
50
F
Marsh
13
Char
24
F
SJSU
35
UNLV
38
F
Cal
24
Stan
20
F
UTEP
35
NMSt
44
F
Syr
34
Lou
56
F
OD
17
MidTN
38
F
CoCar
42
ULMon
45
F
Troy
3
ULLaf
53
F
FlAtl
40
UTSA
26
F
K St
30
TxTch
27
F
MiaFL
24
FLInt
30
F
Hou
24
Tuls
14
F
Tenn
24
Mizzu
20
F
Abil
7
MisSt
45
F
Duke
27
Wake
39
F
OreSt
53
WaSt
54
F
Wash
14
Colo
20
F
Nev
35
Fres
28
F
SDSU
11
Hawaii
14
F

Baylor 24, Texas 10

Nov 23, 2019, 3:30 PM EST

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14

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No. 13 Baylor in Big 12 title game with 24-10 win over Texas
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:32 PM

WACO, Texas (AP) What a different feeling for No. 13 Baylor a week later, and how about the progress the Bears have made in two years.

A week after a disappointing home loss to Oklahoma ended their bid for an undefeated season, and two years after an 11-loss season, Charlie Brewer and the Bears won their home finale 24-10 over Texas on Saturday to clinch a spot in their first Big 12 championship game.

"I'm just really proud of the process of our players," coach Matt Rhule said. "That's what my whole message to our players is. ... This didn't happen tonight. It happened every morning over the last two years, 6 a.m. wakeup calls, 5 a.m. wakeup calls."

The sixth 10-win season for the Bears (10-1, 7-1 Big 12, No. 14 CFP) is their fifth since 2011. This one comes after the school's only 11-loss season in 2017, Rhule's debut when he took over in the aftermath of a sprawling sexual assault scandal that led to two-time Big 12 champion coach Art Briles getting fired 3 1/2 years ago.

"Seeing that picture on the scoreboard saying championship bound, you can't explain that feeling," said junior defensive end James Lynch, who also set Baylor's career sacks record.

The Bears get a rematch in the title game against No. 8 Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1, No. 9) on Dec. 7 in Arlington, Texas. The four-time defending Big 12 champion Sooners got in with a 28-24 win over TCU on Saturday night.

Brewer, the junior quarterback from Austin whose dad and grandfather played for Texas, completed 16 of 25 passes for 221 yards with a touchdown, and ran 18 times for 75 yards and another score. But he left the game for good with 11 1/2 minutes remaining after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit when being tackled at the end of a 5-yard run.

While Rhule said there was "not much of a feel for where he's at," the coach noted that there was no reason for Brewer to return and that he was in the locker room celebrating with the team.

Texas (6-5, 4-4) lost for the third time in four games, ending its long-shot bid to get back to the Big 12 title game for the second year in a row.

"They've got a special season going. You can tell there's a lot of chemistry on that team," Texas coach Tom Herman said of Baylor. "We knew what we were going to be up against."

On his 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, Brewer hopped onto the back of offensive lineman Khalil Keith when crossing the goal line. Brewer later threw a 12-yard TD pass to Denzel Mims to make it 21-3.

Mims had seven catches for 125 yards, all when Brewer was still in the game.

Baylor beat the Longhorns for the first time in its campus stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. The Bears had last beaten Texas at home on bitterly cold December night in 2013, in the last game played at Floyd Casey Stadium after 64 seasons, to clinch their first Big 12 title, when there was no conference championship game.

Two years ago, Baylor lost 38-7 at home to the Longhorns.

"I really don't want to minimize what it means to beat Texas for us," Rhule said. "To beat them, I don't want our guys to let that go by. Two years ago, it wasn't a pretty game."

BULLING THROUGH

John Lovett's 28-yard TD run for the first touchdown, cutting downfield behind right tackle Blake Bedier, who knocked two defenders to the ground in a move that blocked several others out of the play. Lovett then bulled over another defender to get into the end zone.

"Saw my lineman grinding for me, they made the hole," Lovett said. "I just had to finish it. It wouldn't be fair to them if I didn't finish it."

EHLINGER ESCAPES WITH EPPS

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, who was 22-of-37 passing for 200 yards and was sacked five times, twice escaped trouble with completions to 6-foot-6 freshman receiver Malcolm Epps.

In his own end zone when linebacker Terrel Bernard grabbed onto his shoulders, Ehlinger was able to twist away and stay up, then moved to his right and threw the ball to avoid a safety just before being plowed out of the back of the end zone by big nose tackle Bravvion Roy. Epps made it a 15-yard gain.

After a bad snap early, Ehlinger finally retrieved the ball and was about 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage when he threw to Epps for a 7-yard gain.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: A year after capping a 10-win season with a Sugar Bowl victory, the Longhorns have already lost five games for the eighth time in 10 years - they hadn't lost more than three games in any of the 10 seasons before that. Texas was held to its fewest points since late 2017, a span of 29 games. The Longhorns called a timeout with 5 seconds left and Daniel Young scored on a 4-yard run on the next play to avoid being held without a touchdown for the first time since 2016.

"We knew how fast and physical that defense was going into the game," Herman said. "Obviously, we didn't respond on that side of the football."

Baylor: A nice bounce-back for the Bears, a week after a 34-31 home loss to four-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma, which trailed by 25 points before the biggest comeback in school history.

UP NEXT

Texas is at home Friday against Texas Tech, then waits to see where it will play in a bowl game.

Baylor plays its regular-season finale at Kansas, a week before the Big 12 title game.

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Passing

Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 37 22 59.5 0 200 29 1 62.9
Bayl Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Brewer 25 16 64.0 1 221 44 0 105.6
G. Bohanon 2 1 50.0 0 7 7 0 58.3

Rushing

Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Ingram 7 86 12.3 68 0
S. Ehlinger 19 79 4.2 17 0
Bayl Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Brewer 18 75 4.2 13 1
J. Lovett 9 51 5.7 28 1

Receiving

Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Duvernay 10 78 7.8 29 0
M. Epps 3 40 13.3 18 0
Bayl Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Mims 7 125 17.9 26 1
C. Platt 4 66 16.5 44 0

Fumbles

Bayl F FL
D. Mims 1 0

Returning

Punting

Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Naggar 7 261 37.3 51
Bayl Punt Yds Avg LgPu
I. Power 5 228 45.6 52

Takeaways

Bayl Int Yds InTD
G. Arnold 1 26 0

Team Stats Comparison

Tex Bayl
Points For 10 24
Total Yards 391 391
Rushing Yards 191 163
Passing Yards 200 228
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/37 17/27
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/1
First Downs 21 22
Penalties - Yards 9/104 5/35
Time Of Possession 52:52 8:08
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/13 5/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 7/37 5/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Tex Bayl
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Tex Bayl
Bayl 0:09 TD John Lovett 28 yd run (John Mayers kick) 0 7
Tex 15:00 FG Cameron Dicker 48 yd FG 3 7
3rd Quarter Tex Bayl
Bayl 7:24 TD Charlie Brewer 1 yd run (John Mayers kick) 3 14
Bayl 13:40 TD Denzel Mims 12 yd pass from Charlie Brewer (John Mayers kick) 3 21
4th Quarter Tex Bayl
Bayl 4:03 FG John Mayers 24 yd FG 3 24
Tex 14:59 TD Daniel Young 4 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 10 24

Game Information

Stadium: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
Attendance: 49,109
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