Texas not shy about talking BCS, not looking past anybody


Friday, November 2nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



(Undated-AP) -- Texas coach Mack Brown hasn't avoided discussing either the Bowl Championship Series standings nor his team's chances to still play in a major bowl.

But he says he's stressing to his players that they can't look past any opponent on any Saturday -- including tomorrow.

The fifth-ranked Longhorns travel to Baylor, which has lost 26 straight conference games since the middle of the 1998 season.

The Bears already have managed to stay close late in consecutive games against two other top five teams, Nebraska and Oklahoma. But they lost 63-to-19 last weekend to Texas Tech, which led 28-to-0 early in the second quarter before Baylor even got a first down.

In other Big 12 games tomorrow, second-ranked Nebraska goes to Kansas, 24th-ranked Texas A-and-M visits Texas Tech, 25th-ranked Colorado hosts Missouri, and Kansas State visits Iowa State.

Third-ranked Oklahoma plays one-and-six Tulsa in a non-conference game a week after having Nebraska snap the Sooners' 20-game winning streak with a 20-to-10 win. The O-U-Tulsa game was delayed from September 15th by the terrorist attacks.

Oklahoma State has the weekend off.