• Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

Longhorns Football must win Baylor to make Big 12 title game

ByRobin H. Purcell

Nov 24, 2022

Texas wraps up its regular season against Baylor in Austin on Friday morning, November 25, and regardless of what happens, the season could end with a resounding blow. Taking stock of what the Longhorns have achieved this season, it’s difficult to say whether 2022 was a success, whether or not the Longhorns, 8.5-point favorites against the Bears, will show up after Thanksgiving.

It feels like what you say about a perfect compromise: nobody walks away completely satisfied.

For one thing, Texas doesn’t control its own destiny. Despite beating Kansas State in Manhattan earlier this month, the Wildcats are one game against the Longhorns and can secure second place in the Big 12 championship – undefeated TCU have the other – with a win over Kansas on Saturday, May 26 November.

So, win, and Texas could still — and very well should, Kansas State is an 11.5-point favorite — look inside from the outside. It would mark the 13th consecutive year without a conference title. But surely, you say, an 8-4 record is nothing to scoff at, especially when Texas can win the Cheez-It Bowl or whatever and win nine games.