Five bold predictions for No. 23 Texas vs. Baylor

No. 23 Texas will host Baylor in a battle of in-state rivals for the regular season finale on Friday.

ESPN’s Football Power Index heavily favors the Horns, giving Texas an 82% chance to beat Baylor this week. Vegas has Texas as an 8.5-point favorite in this matchup.

Steve Sarkisian’s group enters following a massive 55-14 victory over Kansas where Texas combined for 427 rushing yards as a team. Big 12 title hopes are still alive for the Longhorns. A win and a Kansas State loss sets Texas up with a rematch vs. TCU.

The Bears are coming off a gut-wrenching loss to TCU on a last-second field goal. Despite having heightened aspirations at the start of the year, Baylor now hopes to salvage a disappointing 2022 campaign with a senior day spoiler over Texas.

Here are five bold predictions for Texas’ showdown against Baylor this weekend. Recent history shows that we are in store for a close ballgame in this one.

Bijan Robinson scores three touchdowns

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Jordan Whittington goes over 100 yards

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Texas forces two turnovers

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Both teams combine under 56 points

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Bert Auburn hits a game-winning field goal

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