The Horns are stuck in the purgatory of early kickoffs.
Under second-year head coach Dave Aranda, Baylor is ranked for the first time this season following a win over BYU. At 6-1, the Bears are undefeated at home, with the only loss coming in Stillwater to Oklahoma State.
Texas is 79-27-4 in the all-time series against Baylor with a 31-17-2 record in Waco. Last year in Austin, the Horns sealed a 27-16 victory when quarterback Sam Ehlinger connected with tight end Cade Brewer on a 4th and 2 pass pass with under two minutes remaining.
Sitting at 4-3 with a 2-2 record in Big 12 play under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, Texas is in its only bye week of the season.