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?
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?