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Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:09 pm
Edited on: December 3, 2011 7:10 pm

QUICK HITS: Baylor 48 Texas 24

Posted by Tom Fornelli

BAYLOR WON. Baylor took what had been a close game going into the locker room at halftime, and then completely blew the doors off of it in the second half. It was enough to make you wonder if Texas had picked up some kind of virus in College Station last week. Baylor rode a wave of Texas turnovers in the second half to outscore the Longhorns 24-3 over the final 30 minutes. Robert Griffin also got over a slow start in the first half that saw him throw his first interception of the season at home, and he finished the day with 352 total yards and 4 total touchdowns. Whether that will be enough to give him a push in the Heisman race we'll have to wait and see.  Terrance Ganaway had another big day on the ground as well, rushing for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Case McCoy finished the day with 356 yards passing and 3 touchdowns, but it was his 4 interceptions that killed the Longhorns in the second half.

HOW BAYLOR WON. With a whole lot of help from Texas. I don't think it's a coincidence that the Baylor offense didn't really get in gear until the second half when the Longhorns started giving the ball away like your grandma does candy. The Longhorns turned the ball over 6 times on Saturday, 4 of which came in the second half, and Baylor was all too willing to take advantage of them.

WHEN BAYLOR WON. Following another Texas turnover in the fourth quarter, Griffin found Terrance Williams for a 39-yard touchdown strike with 7:43 to go to make the score 48-24. Whatever hope Texas still had before that point was quickly snuffed out.

WHAT BAYLOR WON. Since Kansas State also won the chances aren't as great, but it's still possible that Baylor can get an at-large berth to a BCS bowl. I just wouldn't bet my life on it if I were you. Outside of that, it was Baylor's ninth win of the season which means that if it should win its bowl game it'll finish the season with 10 wins, a nice milestone for the program. Also, though they don't keep track of it officially, Baylor became the Texas State Champions of the Big 12 this season, finishing higher in the standings than Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech and let's not forget that win over TCU to start the season.

WHAT TEXAS LOST. This would have been a nice win for Texas for a few reasons. First, it's always nice to beat your in-state rivals in the conference, but a win also would have meant the Longhorns finished the regular season 8-4. Instead Texas has to settle for 7-5, and though that's better than last season's 5-7, it's not exactly the type of year that Texas likes to hang its hat on.
Posted on: October 30, 2010 8:53 pm

Texas lucky to be up 12-10 against Baylor

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Baylor Bears are ranked for the first time since about 1856 this week, and I'm sure they'd love nothing more than to cap things off with a victory in Austin against the once-mighty Texas Longhorns.  Unfortunately for the Bears, the refs aren't willing to offer much help.  On what was a call that I still don't completely understand, what should have been a safety and given Baylor a 5-3 lead early in the second quarter was ruled a touchback.

Antareis Bryan tried to field a punt, but muffed it at the Texas 3-yard line.  The ball went back into the end zone, where Bryan picked it up and tried to return it.  He was then tackled in the end zone, coughed up the ball, and Baylor recovered it before diving into the end zone.  The play was reviewed, however, to see if Bryan was down before fumbling.

He was.  His knee was down with the ball in his arm on the ground inside the end zone.   Somehow the officials ruled this a touchback, and even more amazingly, Art Briles' head did not explode after the ruling.  Mine nearly did.  Even the announcers said that the call "was a gift for Texas."  The Longhorns then drove down the field and kicked a field goal to take a 6-3 lead.

Which has been a common theme for the Longhorns tonight as it has been all season.  Texas has no problem moving the ball down the field, but once they reach the red zone, things come to a halt.

Baylor took a 10-9 lead with under a minute left in the first half after Robert Griffin III hit Terrance Williams on a short slant route that Williams turned into a 59-yard touchdown.  The Longhorns would respond with another field goal with two seconds left in the half.

Still, who knows where this game would be had a play that should have been ruled a safety actually been called a safety.  All I do know is that it could end up costing Baylor a victory, and maybe a shot at a conference title as well.
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