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What Defense? NCAA Penalty Champion? and...THANKS for a GREAT season!!

Was this the ghost defense of Christmas Past 2011 & 12? What happened? Do we teach our corners & nickel backs that holding the opponents' jersey is actually good pass defense technique?

Now for some New Years Trivia:

Question: Did Baylor really lead the NCAA in the number of penalties?

Answer: Yes, 120! -- the second place team had 13% less.

Question: Did Baylor really lead the NCAA in the number of penalty yards?

Answer: Yes, 1,070 yards!

Question: Did Baylor really set an NCAA record for the most penalties in a BCS bowl game?

Answer: No. We had 17. The record is 18 by two different teams.

Question: Did Baylor set an NCAA record for the most penalty yards in a BCS bowl game?

Answer: No. Baylor had 135, while the record is 175.

Question: Will 17 penalties for 135 yards kill your team's chance of winning a BCS bowl game, even against an inferior foe?

Answer: Obviously.

Don't get angry. I'm just a tad bit disappointed. This is probably one of the top two or three teams BU has ever fielded. Art Briles has proven himself a college football genius and is on pace to surpass our beloved Grant Teaff as Baylor's best-ever football coach. This has been a year to celebrate. This has been a proud time to be a Baylor fan, especially for BU alumni. For Baylor to represent the Big 12 as its champion in a BCS bowl game is beyond my wildest football dreams…to win it would have been icing…but let's face it >>> THE CAKE WAS SOOO GOOD, IT REALLY DIDN'T NEED ICING!

Thanks to every player, every coach, every scout, every-one who is a part of BU's football organization! A special thanks to our seniors, especially Dixon, Reese, Richardson, Lackey, Martin, McAllister, Huber, Palmer, Najvar, Morton, Holl, & Williams (in that order). The seniors playing offense have brought BU equal to the highest level of any offensive college team- - ever. Thank y'all especially for some of the most entertaining & exciting scoring Baylor football games this 1981 graduate has seen (and I've been attending with my alumni parents since a wee-lad!).

One more bit of trivia:

Question: As of December 31, 2013, what was the only university to have its Football, Men's BB & Women's BB teams ALL ranked in the top 10?

Answer: BAYLOR


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