3 takeaways from Texas football’s finale win over Baylor

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Head coach Steve Sarkisian and No. 23 ranked Texas football got a really important win on Nov. 25 (Black Friday) to round out the regular season. Texas beat head coach Dave Aranda and the Baylor Bears in the regular season finale at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium by the final score of 38-27.

Sark and the Longhorns got it done behind another huge effort from star junior running back Bijan Robinson. Senior running back Roschon Johnson was also a real force to be reckoned with on Senior Day.

And while the Texas defense came out a bit slow, especially defending the deep ball, this unit responded extremely well in the second half. Texas allowed 19 points to the Bears, who went into the locker room at halftime with a slight two-point lead over the Longhorns.

But the defense came up huge in the second half, allowing no touchdowns and just 56 total yards to the Baylor offense. The lone score that Baylor did come up with in the second half came thanks to a scoop and score when redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers was stripped rolling out of the pocket. And two of the points in the first half for Baylor came by way of a Ewers safety when he was called for intentional grounding throwing a ball out of his own end zone.

Takeaways from Bijan Robinson carrying Texas football a second consecutive win, this time coming over Baylor

This was a good win through and through in the second half for the Longhorns. Here’s a look at three takeaways from Texas’ double-digit win over Baylor in Week 13.

Keep handing it to Bijan Robinson

The MVP of the game for the second straight week for the Longhorns was clearly Bijan. In the second half, Bijan put the team on his back and wasn’t going to let them lose on Senior Day.

In the second half alone, Bijan took 22 carries for around 150 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. He was an absolute beast for Texas for the second game in a row.

His efforts in the last two weeks saw him combine for more than 420 rushing yards, nearly eight yards per carry, and a whopping six rushing touchdowns.

We have to talk about how Sark finally realized that Bijan can’t go with a dozen carries in another home loss for Texas in Big 12 play. After Bijan got just seven touches in the first half of this game, his workload exploded in the final 30 minutes with nearly two dozen rushing attempts.

But it wasn’t just Bijan that helped Texas get it done on the ground in this game.

Roschon was amazing for the Longhorns, taking 13 carries for 77 rushing yards and two rushing scores. The one-two punch of Roschon and Bijan was spectacular again on the ground for Texas.

I can’t get enough of the hurdle that Roschon had late in this game for his second rushing score of the day.