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Daily Bears Report 10.22.2012

Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

Nick Florence was named a Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalst yesterday. This presigious award, won last year by Baylor's Robert Griffin III, honors the nation's top quarterback, and voters are asked to consider a quarterback's skills, academics, character, leadership, and sportsmanship. Fans can now go vote for Florence, and the three finalists will be announced on November 19th.

Despite Baylor being a "defensive loser" this past weekend (and the two before that), Art Briles is standing by defensive coordinater Phil Bennett, though all the numbers point towards a historically bad season. Baylor's offense looked much better in last Saturday's game against UT, and were let down by the defense, who couldn't stop Texas' running game. Here's some Big 12 notes that are basically a variation on the theme.

Homecoming's kickoff time has been announced and you'll be able to see your Bears in action against Kansas at 2:30 PM on Saturday, November 3. The game will be broadcast nationally on FSN and will be the 19th out of the last 20 games to be broadcast on national television. This weekend's game against Iowa State, in Ames, will also be broadcast on FSN.

Baylor Tennis' Julian Lenz won two matches in straight-sets yesterday to remain perfect at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships, and the 14th-seeded freshman will face third-seeded Daniel Whitehead of Texas for a chance at the automatic bid for the UTSA/ITA National Indoor Championships next month.