WACO, TX (Sporting Alert) — When No. 9 Baylor Bears will take on No. 25 Texas at Floyd Casey Stadium, both teams will be hoping for a BCS bowl birth, and of course a share of the Big 12 conference title.
Both Baylor (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) and Texas (8-3, 7-1 Big 12) come into the matchup with identical conference records and are sitting second behind Oklahoma State, who also has a 7-1 league record, but beat both teams in head-to-head clashes.
Sealing a victory on Saturday is important to both programs, as the winner would go to the Fiesta Bowl as outright Big 12 champions, should Oklahoma State lose to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Bedlam Series in Stillwater.
“When we’re in the season we’re not out there looking around. We’re staying in here and staying focused on getting through this one and getting to the next one,” Baylor coach Art Briles said.
“That’s not going to change. I’m sure there are a lot of good scenarios out there, but we’ve got to win Saturday and we’ll see where the dust settles from there.
“Our focus from day one was to win every game we play this year, and we haven’t done it but we’ve been pretty close and we get another opportunity Saturday.”