The Longhorns ended a two year losing streak by defeating Baylor 56-50 on Saturday night.
The second half scoring began when the Longhorns forced a fumble from Nick Florence, but tight end Jordan Najvar fell on the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. The Bears two-point conversion attempt failed.
Later in the quarter, a 42-yard field goal from Baylor’s Aaron Jones made the sore 42-40.
The Longhorns quickly responded. Mike Davis caught a 67-yard pass from David Ash. This led to an 8-yard touchdown by Joe Bergeron. This was Bergeron’s fifth touchdown of the game, a career high.
Though the Longhorns’ defense gave up 607 yards, they stopped the Bears and only allowed a field goal.
Mykkele Thompson had a fumble recovery at the end of the third quarter, giving the Longhorns the ball and the momentum at the Baylor 46-yard line. The Longhorns took advantage of this possession and Mike Davis scored with a 15-yard touchdown reception, making the score 56-43.
Florence cut it close with five minutes left with a one-yard touchdown run.
Though both defenses struggled, the Longhorns won the offensive battle and pulled out the win, 56-50.