Texas Longhorns

No. 8 Baylor opens 'gauntlet' of schedule with Texas

For acting head coach Jim Grobe, to some extent the real season for No. 8 Baylor is about to begin.

The Bears are 6-0 for the fourth consecutive year and have played exactly one team — Oklahoma State — with a winning record. From here, their path to a coveted playoff spot includes a finishing stretch with games at No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 10 West Virginia. But first comes Saturday's visit to Texas.

"I think we have a fresh, healthy team," Grobe said. "We're getting ready to go through the gauntlet."

Texas (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) has lost four of its last five games, prompting speculation about third-year coach Charlie Strong's future with...