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Buechele runs, throws for touchdowns in Texas' 38-7 win

WACO, Texas (AP) With an early start time Saturday on the road against a winless Baylor team, Texas coach Tom Herman had every right to think his team might sleepwalk through this game.

As it turned out, the Longhorns woke up in plenty of time, and Shane Buechele threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead Texas to a 38-7 victory.

''I was shocked,'' Herman said. ''We had a 5:45 wake-up call. There were no dopey-eyed guys, there was no wipe the sleep out of their eyes, any of that stuff. They were intense and ready to go from the word jump.''

DeShon Elliot intercepted Baylor quarterback Zach Smith and returned it 43 yards for a score in the first minute of the game, and the Longhorns never trailed. It was Elliot's national-leading sixth interception of the season and the second he returned for a score.

It was also the beginning of a defensive performance for Texas (4-4, 3-2 Big 12) in which it forced three turnovers and limited Baylor to 249 yards of total offense - 3.3 yards per play.

''They're carrying us right now,'' Herman said. ''If there's one side of the ball I would like to carry us, it's that side. That's number one on our plan to win is play great defense. We're doing that pretty well right now.''

Buechele's touchdown pass was a 15-yard strike to Lil'Jordan Humphrey early in the second quarter to cap a 90-yard drive. Up to that point, Texas had 65 yards of total offense and had squandered a chance when a field goal was blocked after a fumble set the Longhorns up at the Baylor 16. His rushing score came later in the second quarter on a zone-read keeper one play after Baylor punter Connor Martin dropped a snap and fell on it at his own 28. That made it a 21-7 Texas lead at halftime.

''I think it helps our confidence when we can go fast and call plays, and throw it out there and they'll give 5 yards, it helps a lot with our offense,'' Buechele said. ''(Baylor) played us tough today. They played unbelievable, but it was really good to see our running backs and offensive line do what they did.''

Buechele was 27 of 34 for 256 yards and an interception, and Toneil Carter and Daniel Young scored rushing touchdowns of 19 and 31 yards, respectively, in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Smith and freshman Charlie Brewer rotated in at quarterback throughout for the Bears (0-8, 0-5), but neither could get them moving. Brewer was 17 for 27 for 181 yards, while Smith added 37 yards on a 4-of-11 day.

''Give credit to the University of Texas. They played a good football game,'' Baylor coach Matt Rhule said. ''Defensively, I thought they were spectacular. I thought Shane Buechele was a difference-maker on a day he really needed to be one, so credit to him.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: The Longhorns' defensive effort afforded their offense the edge in field position all day. Their average starting spot was their own 46, and they began four drives in Baylor territory. Those resulted in 17 points. The defense also got off the field, as Baylor was 4 for 18 on third down and 1 for 5 on fourth down.

Baylor: The Bears had cause for optimism after last week's 38-36 loss to then-No. 23 West Virginia, but never got things going offensively. They were especially anemic in the running game and finished with 31 yards on 37 carries. Brewer's scrambling gave the Bears life in the fourth quarter last week, but he was hemmed in for minus-9 yards on 13 carries.

QUICK HOOK

Even after the spark Brewer provided the Bears last week in a near comeback from 25 points down against West Virginia, Smith was named the starter again this week. But Brewer was inserted in the second series, after Smith's high pass was intercepted and taken back for a score on the first drive.

''We thought we'd play Zach the first drive and do some more traditional things,'' Rhule said. ''We wanted to try and make some throws down the field that his arm can make, and then we thought the second series we'd come out in the three-back option stuff with Charlie. We were hoping Zach would take us down the field and score and we could keep him out there, but we wanted to change things up with the option backs.''

EASY THREE

Herman has made it clear he isn't a fan of kicking short field goals, and that certainly didn't change after Joshua Rowland had a 27-yarder blocked in the first quarter. But late in the third, Herman called on his kicker again for an 18-yarder, which Rowland made.

''I thought it was important to give us a three-possession lead,'' Herman said. ''I was pretty certain at that point we were going to be able to hold up defensively, and wanted to make sure we came away with points and push that lead up to the three-possession mark.''

UP NEXT

Texas: Continues a stretch in which it plays three of four games on the road, taking on No. 4 TCU.

Baylor: Travels to meet Kansas, which entered Saturday's game with Kansas State winless in the Big 12.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:57
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
38
7
Touchdown 1:57
32-D.Young runs 31 yards for a touchdown. Team penalty on BAY Offside declined.
3
plays
51
yds
01:31
pos
37
7
Point After TD 14:55
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
31
7
Touchdown 14:55
30-T.Carter runs 19 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
28
yds
00:23
pos
30
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:59
49-J.Rowland 18 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
20
yds
02:28
pos
24
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:51
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 3:51
7-S.Buechele runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
28
yds
00:08
pos
20
7
Point After TD 8:38
96-C.Martin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 8:41
7-J.Lovett runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
3
yds
0:20
pos
14
6
Point After TD 9:42
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 9:42
7-S.Buechele complete to 84-L.Humphrey. 84-L.Humphrey runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
90
yds
03:46
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 14:06
49-J.Rowland extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 14:18
8-Z.Smith incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 4-D.Elliott at BAY 43. 4-D.Elliott runs 43 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
73
yds
00:42
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 12
Rushing 8 6
Passing 11 5
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 5-15 4-18
4th Down Conv 0-2 1-5
Total Net Yards 415 222
Total Plays 71 75
Avg Gain 5.8 3.0
Net Yards Rushing 171 31
Rush Attempts 35 37
Avg Rush Yards 4.9 0.8
Net Yards Passing 244 191
Comp. - Att. 27-36 21-38
Yards Per Pass 6.8 5.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-12 3-27
Penalties - Yards 7-72 6-34
Touchdowns 5 1
Rushing TDs 3 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 6-44.5 8-39.5
Return Yards 97 120
Punts - Returns 2--1 1-5
Kickoffs - Returns 2-55 4-95
Int. - Returns 1-43 1-20
Kicking 6/7 1/1
Extra Points 5/5 1/1
Field Goals 1/2 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Texas 4-4 71431438
Baylor 0-8 07007
244 PASS YDS 191
171 RUSH YDS 31
415 TOTAL YDS 222
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
79.4% 256 1 1 146.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.9% 813 4 3 138.2
S. Buechele 27/34 256 1 1
C. Warren III 25 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
C. Warren III 0/1 0 0 0
L. Humphrey 84 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
L. Humphrey 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Carter 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 70 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 181 2
T. Carter 15 70 1 28
D. Young 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 60 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 87 1
D. Young 7 60 1 31
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 42 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 108 2
S. Buechele 9 42 1 28
C. Warren III 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 310 5
C. Warren III 2 3 0 3
L. Humphrey 84 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 37 0
L. Humphrey 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
L. Humphrey 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 55 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 248 1
L. Humphrey 5 55 1 25
L. Joe 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 124 0
L. Joe 4 53 0 19
C. Johnson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 571 1
C. Johnson 6 36 0 10
J. Burt 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 130 0
J. Burt 1 25 0 25
D. Leonard 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 135 0
D. Leonard 3 25 0 12
D. Young 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 17 0
D. Young 2 23 0 21
C. Brewer 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 69 1
C. Brewer 2 18 0 10
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 170 3
A. Foreman 2 12 0 8
T. Carter 30 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 22 1
T. Carter 1 7 0 7
C. Warren III 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 178 1
C. Warren III 1 2 0 2
De. Duvernay 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 72 0
De. Duvernay 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Jefferson 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
M. Jefferson 1-1 1.5 0
H. Hill 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
H. Hill 1-0 0.0 0
C. Omenihu 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Omenihu 1-0 0.0 0
J. McCulloch 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. McCulloch 1-0 1.0 0
G. Johnson 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
J. Bonney 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.5
J. Bonney 0-1 0.5 0
D. Elliott 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 6 0.0
D. Elliott 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Rowland 49 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
7/13 31/31
J. Rowland 1/2 18 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Dickson 13 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 44.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 48.4 3
M. Dickson 6 44.5 3 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Boyd 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 27.5 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 25.2 38 0
K. Boyd 2 27.5 38 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Hemphill-Mapps 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 -0.5 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 13.7 0 1
R. Hemphill-Mapps 2 -0.5 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Brewer 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63% 181 0 0 119.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.6% 331 2 1 128.5
C. Brewer 17/27 181 0 0
Z. Smith 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
36.4% 37 0 1 46.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.6% 1458 8 7 121.4
Z. Smith 4/11 37 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Williams 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 184 0
T. Williams 7 29 0 7
Z. Smith 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 -69 0
Z. Smith 2 10 0 7
J. Hasty 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 118 1
J. Hasty 5 7 0 12
T. Ebner 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 102 2
T. Ebner 2 7 0 10
O. Okeke 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
O. Okeke 2 3 0 5
J. Lovett 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 2 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
84 405 5
J. Lovett 5 2 1 5
C. Brewer 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 59 0
C. Brewer 13 -9 0 14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Lynch 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 51 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 51 0
B. Lynch 2 51 0 52
D. Mims 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 727 7
D. Mims 4 42 0 21
T. Nicholson 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 277 0
T. Nicholson 3 38 0 22
T. White 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 28 0
T. White 4 28 0 11
M. Jones 34 CB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 23 0
M. Jones 2 23 0 14
J. Hasty 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 24 0
J. Hasty 3 13 0 8
T. Ebner 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 144 2
T. Ebner 2 12 0 6
J. Clements 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
J. Clements 1 11 0 11
P. Stricklin 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 299 0
P. Stricklin 0 0 0 0
J. Feuerbacher 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 25 0
J. Feuerbacher 0 0 0 0
J. Atkinson 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Atkinson 0 0 0 0
G. Holmes 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 84 0
G. Holmes 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Johnston 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Johnston 1-0 0.0 0
I. Lewis 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
I. Lewis 1-0 1.0 0
V. Vaughns 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
V. Vaughns 1-0 1.0 0
G. Arnold 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
G. Arnold 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Martin 96 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
14/16 19/20
C. Martin 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Martin 96 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 39.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 42.8 2
C. Martin 8 39.5 2 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. White 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 23.8 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 20.6 29 0
T. White 4 23.8 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Nicholson 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 11.7 5 0
T. Nicholson 1 5.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:25 TEXAS 28 3:06 6 19 Punt
5:10 TEXAS 32 1:35 3 6 Punt
3:12 BAYLOR 16 1:13 6 10 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:03 TEXAS 45 0:48 5 34 Downs
13:28 TEXAS 17 3:46 12 90 TD
8:33 TEXAS 24 3:15 9 38 Downs
3:59 BAYLOR 28 0:08 1 28 TD
1:32 TEXAS 18 1:11 3 6 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 TEXAS 44 1:10 3 6 Punt
11:02 TEXAS 22 1:42 3 -3 Punt
8:27 BAYLOR 16 2:28 6 15 FG
4:51 TEXAS 28 1:56 7 40 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:51 BAYLOR 28 0:23 3 28 TD
10:10 TEXAS 22 3:31 6 38 Punt
3:28 TEXAS 49 1:31 3 51 TD
0:07 TEXAS 43 0:00 1 -4 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAYLOR 25 0:42 3 73 INT
14:01 BAYLOR 15 3:29 9 47 Punt
7:12 BAYLOR 9 1:55 4 8 Punt
3:23 BAYLOR 20 0:00 2 -10 Fumble
2:30 BAYLOR 20 1:20 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 BAYLOR 21 1:08 5 13 Punt
9:35 TEXAS 35 0:57 4 55 TD
5:14 BAYLOR 38 1:13 4 -10 Downs
3:44 BAYLOR 31 2:01 5 17 Punt
0:15 BAYLOR 35 0:08 2 10 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 BAYLOR 20 2:18 5 18 Punt
9:06 BAYLOR 27 0:33 2 2 Fumble
5:55 BAYLOR 25 0:55 3 7 Punt
2:43 BAYLOR 20 1:48 4 8 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 BAYLOR 25 4:39 13 53 Downs
6:32 BAYLOR 9 2:58 7 29 Punt
1:50 BAYLOR 37 1:37 8 20 Downs