Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears 10/30/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
The Texas Longhorns (4-3) will collide with the 16th ranked Baylor Bears (6-1) in the Big 12 college football tournament at McLane Stadium in Waco on Saturday, October 30, 2021, 12:00 NN ET. Texas comes into this match-up to bounce back from their last loss to 15th ranked Oklahoma State this season.
The Longhorns dropped to 5th place in the Big 12 Conference with a 2-2 standing and a 4-3 overall standing after winning three home matches and one contest on the road. The Texas Longhorns snapped a three-game winning streak after losing two games in a row including their recent 24-32 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Texas posted a total of 317 offensive yards with 179 passing and 138 rushing yards while finishing 60 total plays on 5.3 yards per play. The Longhorns nailed 16 first downs and 29% 3rd down efficiency with 7 punts and two interceptions thrown in the loss.
QB Casey Thompson completed 15 of his 27 pass attempts for 179 yards and scored a touchdown but intercepted twice in defeat.
On ground offense, RB Bijan Robinson led the rushing attack for 135 yards on 21 carries and landed two touchdowns while WR Marcus Washington hauled down two passes for 60 receiving yards in the losing effort. On defense, LB Jaylan Ford recorded 7 solos and 5 assisted tackles in controlling the backfield.
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The 16th ranked Baylor Bears will welcome the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 battle on Saturday and try to continue their success after winning two consecutive matches this season. Baylor took second place in the Big 12 Conference with a 3-1 standing and a 6-1 overall standing after losing one road contest this season.
In their recent outing, the Bears busted the 25th ranked BYU Cougars at 38-24 after stopping the offense of the Cougars with zero points in the 1st quarter while allowing just 24 in the remaining quarters.
Baylor outgained BYU at 534 to 409 total yards of offense while passing for 231 yards and dominated the running game at 303 to 67 yards in the winning effort. The Bears made 75 total plays on 7.1 yards per play with 22 first downs, 2 punts, and one interception thrown in the victory.
QB Gerry Bohanon controlled the offense through the air with 231 yards on 64.3% passing while scoring a touchdown and one interception in the win. RB Abram Smith led the ground offense for 188 rushing yards on 27 carries and landed three touchdowns while WR Tyquan Thornton grabbed 5 passes for 84 receiving yards. Safety Jalen Pitre controlled the backfield for Baylor with 10 total tackles and a sack in the winning effort.
Texas Longhorns vs. #16 Baylor Bears. The NCAAF Pick for this game is Baylor -2.5. The Bears are the stronger football team in this match-up with a strong offense and a tough defense that almost dominated all their Big 12 rivals. Baylor is very much capable of stopping the ball against the Longhorns.
QB Gerry Bohanon is solid in his passing and he can control the ball for the Bears with home-field advantage on Saturday. The prediction: The Bears will win at 32-28.
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Texas Longhorns vs #16 Baylor Bears 10/30/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
NCAAF Starting Time: 12:00 NN ET
Location: McLane Stadium in Waco, TX
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Baylor Bears -2.5
NCAAF Totals: 61