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Texas not giving itself a chance vs. Baylor

Texas is hardly what's commonly known as a "high-powered offense."

It ranks eighth in the Big 12 in scoring offense and total offense. The Longhorns can't afford turnovers.

Yet, Texas has five today against Baylor, the last a fumble by Cody Johnson at the Baylor six-yard line.

The result: A 48-24 fourth-quarter deficit after Robert Griffin III's second touchdown pass of the day, a 39-yard strike to Terrance Williams. Griffin now has 291 yards passing and 18 yards rushing with four total touchdowns.

Texas hadn't allowed a single touchdown pass longer than 20 yards all season. Griffin has two today.

Case McCoy threw three interceptions after not throwing one over the first 106 pass attempts of his career to begin the day.

It's not complex: Lose the turnover battle 5-1 against an offense like Baylor, who ranks in second nationally in total offense and sixth nationally in total defense, and any chance you have of winning plummets to nearly zero.

That's what we're seeing from Texas today.

Yet another frustrating day for the Longhorns, who haven't given up more than 38 points to any team but Oklahoma this season.

Baylor scored 41 in three quarters.