Texas-Baylor Post-Mortem: Defense/Special Teams

Gary Johnson, Anthony Wheeler, Breckyn Hager (Will Gallagher/IT)

Gary Johnson, Anthony Wheeler, Breckyn Hager (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Longhorn Defense held a Baylor offense averaging 36 points per game to less than half of their season average and also forced the Bears to log seasons lows in production (328 yards) and yards per play (4.4). The Bears had been surprisingly effective running the ball to date, but Texas held them to 88 yards on 34 attempts and right around 3 yards per carry on normal runs (i.e. take out sacks). In all, Texas registered 10 tackles for loss and anytime a defense can ring up double digits in that category while minimizing big plays over the top, they’re very likely on the way to a winning defensive performance.

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