— Baylor football ended its season on a high note with a 34-27 win over Texas on Saturday, sending the Longhorns to the BCS title game.
Bakeriesfield, California-based ESPN broadcast the game for the first time since the 2013 season.
Texas (7-3, 3-3 Big 12) won for the second time in three years after a 12-3 start.
The Longhorns trailed 24-10 early in the second quarter before a 3-pointer by freshman guard Tyreek Hill made it 24-21.
Hill had five points and seven rebounds in his first start since November 2014.
Defensively, the Longhorn defense held Texas to 37.6 percent shooting.
But Baylor led for the final 7:51 of the third quarter.
That was the first offensive outburst of the game and it ended with Hill scoring on a reverse layup with 1:21 remaining.
Texas coach Lon Kruger was thrilled with the performance.
“It was a great performance by our guys,” Kruger said.
“The last two games, our defense has been really, really solid.
The ball movement in the backcourt was outstanding, and it was fun to watch the back line of Tyreek and Darrion, especially with the way they worked together.
We were able to create turnovers for the other teams.
We did a great job getting into the paint and making plays and finishing.”
The Longhorn offense continued to make its mark, too.
Hill finished with 13 points and eight rebounds, and sophomore guard J.D. Watkins had nine points and 11 assists.
Defensive end Tyree Smith had nine tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.
This was the third straight game the Longhors scored double digits in points and led by double digits.
Kansas State (6-4, 1-3) is currently in the B1G title game after beating Florida State 38-27 on Saturday.
Smith had 10 tackles and four quarterback hurries.