Texas Football: 4 takeaways from dismantling of Baylor in Waco

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Texas’ defensive line is controlling the line of scrimmage against everyone

Texas’ defense deserves a ton of credit for how they played in this game. Despite getting set up inside the 25-yard line multiple times in this game, offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes and the Bears couldn’t make much happen against this stout Texas defense.

In this game, Baylor had over two dozen plays of zero or negative yards, a season-high for Aranda’s squad. Texas also got to Baylor starting quarterback Sawyer Robertson for five sacks (tying a season-high along with the Alabama game).

You can thank the play of Texas’ defensive line for stymying the Baylor offense at every turn. Redshirt senior defensive lineman T’Vondre Sweat and junior Byron Murphy II combined for at least a half-dozen quarterback pressures, 2.5 sacks, and four tackles for loss.

Junior defensive lineman Vernon Broughton also got multiple pressures on Robertson and one sack.

The depth and talent Texas has along the defensive line are unmatched compared to what we’ve seen in years past from this squad under DL coach Bo Davis and co-DC Pete Kwiatkowski. This clearly looks like the best defensive line in the Big 12 and is arguably one of the three or four best in the entire country.