Breaking down Texas' schedule: Baylor 

July, 29, 2013
HornsNation is breaking down Texas' 2013 football schedule every Monday this summer. This week: The Longhorns' 12th and final game of the regular season at Baylor on Dec. 7.

Baylor Bears

2012 record: 8-5, 4-5 in the Big 12

[+] EnlargeBaylor's Lache Seastrunk
Jerome Miron/USA TODAY SportsBaylor running back Lache Seastrunk is a legitimate Heisman contender in 2013.
Last time against Texas: Texas won 56-50 in Austin, Texas, in 2012.

All-time vs. Texas: Texas leads 74-24-4.

Starters lost: QB Nick Florence, RB Jarred Salubi, WR Terrance Williams, WR Lanear Sampson, OC Ivory Wade, OG Cameron Kaufhold, DT Gary Mason, DT Nick Johnson, LB Rodney Chadwick, CB Chance Casey, S Mike Hicks

Starters returning: RB Lache Seastrunk, WR Tevin Reese, WR Levi Norwood, WR Antwan Goodley, TE Jordan Najvar, OG Cyril Richardson, OT Spencer Drango, OT Troy Baker, DE Terrance Lloyd, DE Chris McAllister, LB Bryce Hager, LB Eddie Lackey, DB Ahmad Dixon, DB Sam Holl, CB Joe Williams, CB K.J. Morton, CB Demetri Goodson, K Aaron Jones, P Spencer Roth

Statistical leaders

Passing: Bryce Petty (7 for 10, 97 yards, 1 TD)

Rushing: Lache Seastrunk (131 rushes, 1,012 yards, 7 TDs)

Receiving: Tevin Reese (53 receptions, 957 yards, 9 TDs)

Tackles: Bryce Hager (124)

Interceptions: Eddie Lackey (4)

Sacks: Chris McAllister (6)

Did you know: Baylor is playing its final season at Floyd Casey Stadium in 2012. Texas is 29-15-2 all-time against Baylor when playing in Waco, but only 19-12 since the stadium opened in 1950.

What to watch

Heisman hopeful: Is Lache Seastrunk a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate? What the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year did in BU’s final six games last year (831 yards, 6 TDs) was phenomenal. Multiply out those six-game rushing stats over 13 games and you’re talking about an 1,800-yard rusher. The workload will increase in 2013, and having RB Glasco Martin back to keep Seastrunk fresh could be a big help to his trophy hopes.

Well-rested: Here are the first five weeks of Baylor’s 2013 season: Wofford, Buffalo, bye, Louisiana-Monroe, bye. Yeah, I’d say the Bears will be well-rested going into Big 12 play. They’ll need that full tank of gas: The Bears face Texas following back-to-back road trips to Oklahoma State and TCU, two of the league’s best. That’s one rough finish.

New talent: Baylor could get a nice infusion of new talent this fall from three transfers: junior college TE Gus Penning, former Penn State DE Shawn Oakman and prep school enrollee LB Brian Nance, a four-star prospect in 2012. The Bears also have two elite freshmen worth keeping an eye on: WR Robbie Rhodes and DT Andrew Billings. Perhaps you’ve heard of them.

View from the other side: John Werner, Baylor beat writer for the Waco Tribune-Herald

HN: Texas comes to town for Baylor’s final home game at Floyd Casey Stadium. What do you think that day is going to mean to Bears fans?

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