Halftime Quick-hitters: Baylor Leads Texas 7-0 at the Half

The Texas Longhorns play host to #7 Baylor in a Big 12 showdown.

While Baylor came into this game with everything in their favor, Texas played a tough first half to hang around in this game.

Baylor's defense and special teams came up with big plays - including a blocked field goal return for a touchdown - to aid an offense that did very little in the half.

The Longhorns' offense wasn't much better, but the defense kept them in the game with a huge fourth and goal stop midway through the second quarter to keep Texas down by just a touchdown.

Texas had its own offensive woes with goal to go, fumbling at the Baylor one with 30 seconds left in the first half.

Biggest Play: Texas had a chance to go up 3-0 midway through the first quarter, but the 52 yard field goal try was blocked and returned 62 yards for a Baylor touchdown.

That 10 point swing gave Baylor a 7-0 lead instead.

Biggest Surprise: Baylor leads, but no thanks to their offense. Quarterback Bryce Petty is just 4/11 for 43 yards, leading the offense to just 129 total yards.

If not for a strong defensive effort and a special teams touchdown, Baylor would be trailing in this game.

Texas Key Player: Johnathan Gray - six carries, 46 yards

Baylor Key Player: Shock Linwood - 10 carries, 46 yards

Who Has the Edge?

Baylor were heavy favorites coming into this game, and a few key plays by their defense and special teams has given them the lead.

However, the longer Texas hangs around, the more likely they have a chance of pulling off an upset. Baylor has the halftime edge, but not by the most comfortable of margins.


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