Texas Shocks #8 Baylor For 35-34 Upset Victory

For the second year in the row, the Texas Longhorns have upset the Baylor Bears.

Baylor came into today's game ranked No. 8 in the country and undefeated, but really untested to this point in the season. Texas proved early that the Bears would get a big test in this one, scoring two quick touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead early in the first quarter. However, Baylor scored on their next possession, tying the game at 14-14 just five minutes into the game.

That touchdown didn't take any momentum away from Texas. After getting a safety, star running back D'Onta Foreman got his second rushing touchdown of the day to give the Longhorns a 23-14 lead. 

It looked like that would be the score going into halftime, but in typical Baylor fashion, the Bears drove right down the field and scored wtih 19 seconds left in the second quarter, making it a 23-21 Texas lead at the break. Baylor picked up on that momentum to score 13 of the next 16 points in the game, taking a 34-26 lead to regain control. 

Luckily for the Longhorns, there was still eight minutes on the clock. It took them six plays to go right back down the field and score another touchdown on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Shane Buechele to Andrew Beck. However, Tyrone Swoopes was stonewalled at the goal line on Texas' two-point conversion attempt, preserving Baylor's 34-32 lead.

Baylor was unable to do extend the lead once they got the ball back, giving Texas a chance to drive down the field to set up the game-winning field goal. The Longhorns did get that chance, and Trent Domingue delivered, giving Texas the win.

The loss was Baylor's first of the season, essentially knocking them out of the College Football playoff race. There is also no longer any undefeated teams in the Big 12. Oklahoma is currently in first the conference with an undefeated record in Big 12 play.

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