Among all the teams to forget for Texas fans during the Charlie Strong era in Austin, the 2015 campaign might have been the worst of them all. Yet, much like Texas’ unlikely 2010 win over the No. 5 ranked Cornhuskers, the 2015 edition of Texas had an improbable road victory over the Baylor Bears.
Apparently one top ranked team has to watch out for a five win Texas team to pull off the upset on the road for each season that occurs. Baylor was the victim of a spirited Texas defensive rally in this one. Since Baylor had so many quarterback injuries during the 2015 season, the offense was completely decimated by this point of the regular season.
At this point, Baylor had to go with a usual wide receiver under center in Lynx Hawthorne. But, Baylor was keeping a running back behind center for most of the game after figuring out that there was no way to make the passing game work out.
Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes had one of his more memorable games during his career in Austin here, with another massive upset. He tossed one touchdown and didn’t have any interceptions. Mainly, he did exactly what he needed to do to unseat Baylor in the Big 12 Championship race.