(2-2, 0-1 Big 12)
(4-0, 1-0 Big 12)
12:30 PM ET, October 2, 2004
Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, AUSTIN, TX
AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- Fifth-ranked Texas tries not to
overlook Baylor when the teams open Big 12 Conference play on
Next week, the Longhorns face Oklahoma in their annual "Red
River Shootout" game, one they have lost the last four years,
including a crushing 65-13 defeat last season.
This week, Texas faces a team that it has beaten six times in a
row by an average of 48-8. The Longhorns have won 10 of their
last 11 meetings with the Bears, waxing them last season in
Texas (3-0) is coming off a 35-13 victory over Rice last
Saturday in which Cedric Benson ran for 189 yards - his third
100-yard game this season - and a touchdown in just over a half.
Benson hopes to match A.J. Jones' 1980 school record of four
straight 100-yard games to start a season.
Baylor (2-1) has won back-to-back games, including a 37-14
triumph over North Texas last Saturday. The game was tied,
14-14, before the Bears scored 23 unanswered points.
Dane King completed 20-of-33 passes for 213 yards and threw two
touchdowns in the first minute of the fourth quarter to help put
away the game.