Demoralized in a 42-point blowout loss to Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns will try to pick up the pieces of their frustrating season on Saturday night in Austin against the Baylor Bears.
Texas was originally expecting to be without the services of sophomore quarterback David Ash after he injured his wrist against the Sooners, but the talented youngster appears content to suit up against the Bears in spite of the pain. Ash tossed two interceptions and completed fewer than 50% of his passes for the first time all season against Oklahoma, but remains one of the most accurate passers in college football with a 71.9% completion percentage after six games.
Also entering Saturday's game on a skid of their own with two straight defeats, the Bears will be desperate to turn things around on the defensive side of the ball in Week 8. Even though Baylor's offense is No. 1 in all of college football with 398.4 passing yards per contest, its defense checks in with a putrid 41.6 points allowed per game stat that ranks 121st in the sport. Facing an opponent known for getting into track meets on the scoreboard on a weekly basis, Brown's Longhorns have a great chance to get out of their offensive funk this Saturday.
Where: Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
Game time: 6 p.m. CT
TV channel: ABC
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