Texas football vs. Baylor: Opening odds for Week 13

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With Week 12 now in the books for head coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas football, it looks like this team has some real momentum as they wrap up the regular season on Black Friday. Texas will host the Baylor Bears in Austin on Black Friday to round out the regular season slate.

Sark and the Longhorns found momentum down the stretch for the regular season thanks to a huge 55-14 win on the road on Nov. 19 over the Kansas Jayhawks. Texas got the dominant win over Kansas in Week 12 thanks to a career day from star junior running back Bijan Robinson.

In this win over Kansas, Bijan exploded for a career-high 243 rushing yards, 9.7 yards per carry, and a whopping four rushing scores (also a career-high).

The win over Kansas moves Texas’ record on the season to 7-4 (5-3 Big 12).

Meanwhile, Baylor comes into the regular season finale with a record of 6-5 (4-4 Big 12) following a backbreaking last-second loss to the in-state rival TCU Horned Frogs at home at McLane Stadium in Waco on Nov. 19 by the final score of 29-28. Baylor has lost two games in a row heading into this matchup against Texas.

Here’s a look at the opening betting odds for the regular season finale on Black Friday (Nov. 25) as Texas hosts Baylor at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, with the kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT.

Texas football vs. Baylor: Opening betting odds for Week 13

Texas opens up as a 7.5-point favorite over Baylor in this game (per FanDuel). And the over/under is set at 54.5.

The moneyline favors Texas (-315) over Baylor (+250).

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has a whopping 81.6 percent chance of beating Baylor.

The recent series history between Texas and Baylor was pretty even. These two teams split the last four meetings in this series. Baylor won last season’s matchup against Texas, which came by the final score of 31-24 in Waco.

Texas owns the all-time series over Baylor, with a record of 79-28-4.

But we haven’t seen Baylor beat Texas in Austin in a good while. You have to go back to the 2014 season to find the last time Baylor beat Texas at DKR.

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If Texas beats Baylor in Week 13, that would keep this team alive for a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game against TCU on Dec. 3. Kansas would need to beat the Kansas State Wildcats, along with Texas beating Baylor, for Sark and his squad to make it to the Big 12 title game in a couple of weeks.