- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

Texas (4-7, 3-5 Big 12) at No. 12 Baylor (9-2, 6-2, No. 12 CFP), Noon (ESPN)

Line: Baylor by 20 1/2.

Series Record: Texas leads 74-26-4.


Baylor can’t win a third consecutive Big 12 title, but the Bears could reach 10 wins for the third season in a row and clinch a Sugar Bowl berth - representing the Big 12 against an SEC team if No. 3 Oklahoma gets in the College Football Playoff as expected. The Longhorns have consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1988-89.


Texas defensive front against Baylor’s senior-filled offensive line. The Longhorns are fourth nationally with 3.3 sacks a game, with at least five sacks in four different Big 12 games. Four of the Bears starting offensive linemen are seniors who will play their final home games, including All-America left tackle Spencer Drango making his 47th career start.


Texas: RB Chris Warren III set three freshman records in his first career start, when he ran for 276 yards with four touchdowns and a 91-yard run on Thanksgiving night against Texas Tech. He has only 88 yards combined in the other six games he has played.

Baylor: WR Corey Coleman is the FBS leader with 20 TD catches and is third with 119.5 receiving yards a game, even after being limited to one catch for 8 yards in a rain-drenched loss at TCU the night after Thanksgiving. Coleman had three rushing attempts in that game.


The Bears have won four of the last five games in the series, including regular season finales at home in 2011 and 2013. … Texas senior CB Duke Thomas has played in 50 games over the past four seasons. He has 54 tackles and four pass breakups this season. … Baylor is 10-1 at home since moving into its campus stadium on the banks of the Brazos River last season. That loss was in the last home game Nov. 14 against Oklahoma.


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