This Saturday's game could be the biggest game Baylor plays all season, and it couldn't be against a more familiar foe. The Bears have played many important and memorable games in Floyd Casey, including the 1974 "Miracle on the Brazos" win over Texas, and the two-hour-delayed 2010 win over Kansas State to become bowl-eligible for the first time in 16 years. Despite this being the last game for Baylor in the Case, fans are reminded to not take bits and pieces with them, as high-school playoffs are still hosted inside the concrete oval.
Bryce Petty will return, as was expected, and hopes to lead next year's team to an even more dominant season. First, though, Art Briles' team will look no father forward than tomorrow at 2:30 p.m., when it faces a resurgent Longhorn team, and star defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat. One advantage the Bears will definitely have is the green and gold crowd, who should get there early and be loud and proud.
Chronologically first, though, is Baylor basketball's doubleheader against Kentucky. The No. 9 Lady Bears will take on the Lady Wildcats at 6:30 p.m. CT in Arlington, followed by the men against No 3/4 Kentucky at 9:00 p.m. Confidence is high on Scott Drew's team, as former Kentucky recruit Isaiah Austin demonstrated, saying "Kentucky is not better than us in any way, shape or form." The 20th-ranked Bears will find out which teams is better on a freezing-cold night at the venue for the 2014 NCAA Final Four, playing under the giant jumbotron at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Finally, do be safe out there, everyone. Don't drive unless you have to, and make a reasonable choice in deciding to drive to Waco tomorrow. We want the crowd to be amazing, but we also want y'all to be alive.