Horns need to control what they can in Big 12 title game race

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The No. 23 Texas Longhorns could add another game to their schedule if they handle Friday’s game against Baylor.

A win over the Bears combined with Saturday’s win over Kansas State puts the Longhorns in the Big 12 Conference title game against TCU on Dec. 3, and the Horned Frogs want nothing more than to play the Horned Frogs again .

If the Longhorns beat the Bears at home, they’ll have to wait a while to see if a trip to Arlington next weekend is in order. If the Wildcats beat their in-state rivals, they’ll be in Big 12 title contention.

Bowl game predictions have been out for a few weeks, but with the regular season over and the playoff picture taking center stage, ESPN doesn’t think the Longhorns have to go far for their bowl game.

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura Think Texas will end up in San Antonio for Alamo Bowl, but they haven’t completely locked down their opponents yet. It’s a Big 12-Pac 12 duo, with Bonagura thinking the Oregon Ducks will be successful and Schlabach predicting Washington will be successful. The Alamo Bowl will be held at the Alamodome on December 29th at 8pm.

Bowl games are uncertain as of now, but invitations should begin to go out once the regular season is over and a full bowl-eligible team is available. Regardless of Saturday’s outcome against Baylor, Texas is bowl eligible.

Kickoff against Baylor is scheduled for 11 a.m. on ESPN. Stay tuned for live updates in the post as kickoff approaches.

Live Update

10:30 am: Both teams were in Austin for pregame warmups on a cloudy day.

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