Texas travels to the Little Apple; Manhattan, KS, for its tilt with Big 12 rival Kansas State. The staff at Inside Texas predicts the score, Tyrone Swoopes moments, and our upset of the week.
Texas vs Oklahoma is inevitably the most important game for Texas’ regular season every year. Games later in the season like the 2008 showdown in Lubbock or the 2013 “Big 12 championship game” in Waco only hold serious meaning for Texas if the Sooners are first subdued.
The main story with Baylor and the most media attention will generally focus on its offense and Bryce Petty. The “counter” narrative is when people inform you that BU's running game is actually very good and important to stop.
Before Texas lost its starting quarterback, starting center, starting offensive tackles, and starting nose tackle, I deemed a home win over Baylor to be one of the more important achievements that could be had in 2014.
Texas’ 23-0 blanking of Kansas was its first road shutout since it held Baylor scoreless in 2005. These days, the Horns could limit the Bears to half their NCAA-leading 56.8 points-per-game and still not cover the spread.