For the third week in a row, Texas lost a double-digit lead.
No. 16 Baylor beat Texas 31-24 on Saturday, when the Longhorns once held the 21-10 lead. It was a devastating blow for Texas, who took advantage of a week off before facing Baylor. Unfortunately, the extra time didn’t help their second half issues.
The Longhorns are now essentially eliminated from the Big 12 title fight. At this point, they are in danger of falling below 0.500. If Texas abandon the Nov. 6 game against Iowa State, Steve Sarkisian will become the first head coach to suffer four straight losses since Mack Brown in 2010.
When we take a look at Pro Football Focus’s ratings on a weekly basis, they’re usually taken with a grain of salt. Ratings largely depend on the number of shots the player was on the pitch for.
For example, running back Keilan Robinson received only one touch in the Baylor game, which turned out to be a -1-yard reception, so he’s one of the lowest rated. On the flip side, quarterback Casey Thompson received a high rating, despite struggling throughout the contest.
As for the PFF ratings of the Texas-Baylor game, the top offensive player was quarterback Casey Thompson, while T’Vondre Sweat had that honor on the defensive end. Take a look at which Longhorns ranked well and which were on the wrong side of the spectrum.