Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Longhorns vs Baylor University Bears 11/25/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Longhorns vs Baylor University Bears 11/25/22
Fri 25th November 2022

The Baylor University Bears (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) and No. 24 University of Texas Longhorns (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) face off Friday at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field for their regular season finales. The Longhorns are 8.5-point favorites, and the total is 56. Baylor is coming off a tight 29-28 loss at the hands of No. 4 TCU at McLane Stadium on Saturday.

Blake Shapen was 21 of 30 for 269 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Craig Williams ran 19 times for 112 yards. Monaray Baldwin caught six passes for 123 yards.

Texas beat Kansas 55-14 at Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Quinn Ewers threw for 112 yards and a touchdown. Bijan Robinson carried 25 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns. Jordan Whittington hauled in six receptions for 56 yards.


The Bears won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 31-24 victory in October. Abram Smith had a rushing touchdown for Baylor, and R.J. Sneed II scored once through the air. Casey Thompson tossed two touchdowns for Texas.


The Bears are averaging 34.2 points per game for the season, fourth in the Big 12, and they are facing a Longhorns defense that has surrendered 20.6 PPG (3rd). Meanwhile, Texas has scored 35.5 points a game this season, second in the conference, and Baylor is allowing 25.6 PPG (5th).

The Bears rank sixth in the Big 12 in passing yards per game (240.2) and fourth in rushing (202.6). Look for them to take advantage on the ground, as the Longhorns are ninth in the conference in rushing yards allowed per game (125.0).

Against the pass, Texas is fifth (244.5).Texas has been one of the conference’s least productive passing teams, averaging 234.1 passing yards per game (9th), while ranking sixth in rushing yards (198.8). The Bears are allowing 236.3 passing yards (4th in the Big 12) and 131.2 rushing yards per game (8th).


Through 11 games, Blake Shapen has thrown for 14 touchdowns (9 INT) and 220.3 yards per game to lead Baylor in passing. In five away games this season, he has seven TDs (1 INT) and an average of 208.8 yards passing. Richard Reese leads the team in rushing with an average of 82.5 yards a game over 11 games. He has 14 touchdowns on the ground and two through the air.

Monaray Baldwin is the Bears’ leading receiver with 75.7 yards a game and four TDs. Quinn Ewers has 14 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 201.8 yards per game through eight games to lead Texas. In four home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (2 INT) and an average of 175.5 yards.

Bijan Robinson has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 127.4 yards a game through 11 games. He has 18 total touchdowns, 16 rushing and two receiving. Xavier Worthy has been the primary target in the Longhorns’ passing game. He has nine touchdowns and a 55.8 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Baylor (+260)

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