UT Needs Big Win Over Baylor

Longhorns prepare to battle Bears in Austin

Texas no longer controls its destiny in the Big 12 South and needs style points with a big win to keep up in the BCS standings.

Colt McCoy's Heisman Trophy bid also took a hit with last week's loss at Texas Tech and a big game should bring back some of the shine.

Texas RB Chris Ogbonnaya vs. Baylor LB Joe Pawelek.

The Longhorns' running game was nonexistent in last week's loss and Pawelek is the Big 12's leading tackler.

If receiver Quan Cosby can't return from a back injury this week, Shipley must take even more of the load of Texas' passing game while also returning punts and kickoffs. Shipley has two returns for touchdowns this season.

Baylor Freshman QB Robert Griffin is a dazzling player who can run or throw, Griffin's ability to make big plays has made Baylor a dangerous opponent.

Griffin has been taking care of the ball, with 11 touchdown passes and only one interception.

This is the first game in a month for Texas against an unranked opponent.

The Longhorns were just the ninth team in the history of the AP poll to play four consecutive teams ranked No. 11 or higher.

One more loss ensures Baylor's 13th consecutive losing season.

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