Baylor vs. UCLA Aftermath and Tonight's Game vs. Gonzaga

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Let's carry over the celebration from last night's win to the basketball game in Spokane tonight against Gonzaga, shall we? The Bears are a heavy underdog in that contest but maybe our west coast fortune continues?


49
BAYLOR
(8-5, 4-5) RV/NR/NR
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH F
14 21 7 7 49
0 10 3 13* 26

Box Score | Quotes | Notes | AP Photos
Baylor Photos | Highlights | Postgame

San Diego, Calif. • Attendance: 55,507

26*
UCLA
(9-5, 6-3) #17/19/17

*UCLA's last touchdown didn't actually happen and shouldn't be counted against our defense in any way, shape, form, or fashion. I will argue until my death that it should have been reviewed and overturned on the field, and no, I don't think it's at all Busch League for Briles to want those points taken off the board. It is far more inappropriate for Mora to have been throwing in that situation given Baylor's outright refusal to run up the score in the fourth quarter, which we easily could have done.

I highly recommend checking out the Quotes section from last night's game, as well as the video of the postgame celebration in the locker room and the photos from before, during, and after the game. Shoot, just look at all of it.

Football Rolls UCLA, 49-26, in Holiday Bowl Rout - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns, Nick Florence threw for two scores and ran for another, and Baylor overwhelmed UCLA 49-26 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night. Lache Seastrunk rushed 16 times for 138 yards and one score for Baylor, which outgained UCLA 494-362. The Bears came in leading the nation in total offense with 387.7 yards per game. Florence's 188 yards passing gave him 4,309 for the season, breaking Robert Griffin III's 2011 school season record of 4,293. Baylor's defense came up big, too. The Bears sacked Brett Hundley six times, including two by Chris McAllister.

THE CURIOUS INDEX, 12/28/2012 - Every Day Should Be Saturday
NICK FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE WERE DELIGHTFUL

Baylor rolls UCLA, 49-26, in Holiday Bowl - latimes.com
At least UCLA finished with something sweet.

Baylor finishes its season with a one-sided win against overwhelmed UCLA | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Dr. Saturday: In its final four games of the season, Baylor had four wins including blowout victories against Kansas State and UCLA and a victory against Oklahoma State. Make no mistake, Art Briles is a really good coach.

Holiday Bowl Quick Hits: Baylor 49, UCLA 26 - CBSSports.com
Baylor takes a 21-0 lead and never looks back, throttling lackluster UCLA.

Baylor Rolls Over No. 17 UCLA - YouTube
Glasco Martin rushes for three touchdowns and 98 yards as Baylor defeats UCLA 49-26 to win the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl.

Bears turn in tour de force performance to dominate UCLA in Holiday Bowl, 49-26 | Wacotrib.com
Making its first bowl trip to California, Baylor did its part to uphold Holiday Bowl tradition by scoring fast and often.

Baylor fans invade sunny San Diego in style for bowl trip | Wacotrib.com
Baylor fans descended upon San Diego in droves for the Holiday Bowl as they filled hotels, restaurants and downtown streets.

Instant analysis: Baylor 49, UCLA 26 - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
It was billed as a potentially high-scoring, exciting Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. Baylor got the memo. UCLA didn't.

Holiday Bowl: Baylor overwhelms UCLA - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN
Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns, Nick Florence threw for two scores and ran for another, and Baylor overwhelmed UCLA 49-26 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.

Five key thoughts: Baylor’s defense pressures its way to a win; Beat down shows Big 12′s depth | College Sports Blog
After Baylor’s 49-26 win over UCLA, here are five key things to take away from the game.

MVP Texas | Baylor Bears Prove They Are No Longer Door Mats By Destroying UCLA in Holiday Bowl
For years the Baylor Bears football program had not been something to be proud of. After the last two seasons that has definitely changed.

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Baylor (8-3) at Gonzaga (11-1)
Dec. 28, 2012 | 7:00 p.m. CT
Spokane, Wash. | McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)

TV: ESPN2 & WatchESPN | Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, Sirius 91, XM 91
Watch | Listen | Gametracker Gametracker | Game Notes Notes | Tickets Tickets Sold Out

Men's Hoops Travels To Gonzaga - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Baylor men's basketball travels to Spokane, Wash., to face No. 13/13 Gonzaga at 7 p.m. CT Friday on ESPN2. The Bears will face a Gonzaga team that is 111-8 all-time at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Gonzaga Takes On Baylor In Pivotal Nonconference Matchup - The Slipper Still Fits
Scott Drew leads a very skilled Baylor team to the Kennel to take on the 13th ranked Bulldogs.

Baylor Bears vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - Preview - December 28, 2012 - ESPN
Gonzaga was pleased to make it through the first stretch of its season with just one defeat. Avoiding a second loss before West Coast Conference play begins next week would also be an accomplishment.

Baylor battles No. 13 Gonzaga | Fox News
The 13th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs face another tough test as the Baylor Bears visit the McCarthey Athletic Center for non- conference action.Scott Drew's Bears are not quite as impressive as they were a season ago, but their 8-3 start, which includes wins over Lehigh (99-77) St. John's (97-78), and BYU (79-64) gives them a healthy resume through 11 games.

The GDT for the MBB game will go up for the start of the game at 7 PM CST. I hope to see everyone who participated last night-- in easily the best game threads ODB has ever had-- back again tonight!

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