- 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.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

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.

KEY MATCHUP

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.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

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.

FACTS & FIGURES

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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