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Daily Bears Report 10/29/2017 - Big XII Chaos

The road to the Big XII Championship goes through Iowa State? Volleyball sweeps Oklahoma. Football gets upended. Dr. Livingstone gives inaugural speech.

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No. 24 Volleyball Blows Past Oklahoma, 3-0 - BaylorBears.com - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, No. 24 Baylor volleyball (18-5, 8-2 Big 12) earned its second consecutive road sweep after a 3-0 win at Oklahoma Saturday afternoon at McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., 25-19, 25-22, 25-17.

Volleyball sweeps through Sooners on the road | The Baylor Lariat, For the second consecutive match, Baylor volleyball was without its All-American senior outside hitter Katie Staiger.

And for the second consecutive match, it didn’t matter.

No. 24 Baylor won its second straight match in straight sets, cruising past Oklahoma 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 in Norman, Okla. this afternoon.

Junior outside hitter Ashley Fritcher filled in for Staiger again.

Cross Country

XC Women Finish Fifth, Men Sixth at Big 12 Championship - BaylorBears.com - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Led by three All-Big 12 performers, Baylor women’s cross country finished fifth while the men finished sixth at the Big 12 Championship Saturday morning at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas.

Basketball

Big XII Chaos

Iowa State takes down TCU in Ames, No. 25 Iowa State upsets No. 4 TCU and becomes a Big 12 contender in the process.

Get used to hearing it.

With a 14-7 victory over No. 4 TCU in Ames on Saturday, the No. 25 Cyclones are now the hottest team in the conference and the one no one wants to face.

Unfortunately for Oklahoma State and West Virginia, there’s no avoiding Iowa State. And, if what we saw against TCU is a prelude to madness, that’s going to complicate the race for the Big 12 — to say nothing of the playoff race.

Famous OBF Quote

“Baylor’s bowl game this season will be against Iowa State? Strange things brewing.”

Baylor Football

(Psalm 91:11: “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;”)

Baylor RB Trestan Ebner injured after taking hard hit, Baylor running back Trestan Ebner was assisted off the field after taking a hard hit from Texas DB Holton Hill on Saturday.

Baylor notebook: Lynch shows 2-way skills; Ogor emerging on defense; QB situation vs. Kansas | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, When Blake Lynch switched from wide receiver to cornerback before the season opener against Liberty, it didn’t mean he would be a full-time defensive player all season.

Texas Longhorns Baylor Bears score, recap Oct. 28, 2017 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Interception return for a score in the game’s first minute gets the Longhorns rolling.

Baylor falls to rival Texas 38-7, The Bears struggled offensively in the loss to the Longhorns. Baylor was nearly doubled up in total yards by Texas. The Bears only scoring drive came in the first half. A 52-yard pass from Charlie Brewer to Blake Lynch put the Bears deep in Texas territory. John Lovett finished the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.

Football Falls at Home to Texas - BaylorBears.com - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Shane Buechele threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead Texas to a 38-7 victory over winless Baylor on Saturday.

Turnovers cost Bears in home loss to Longhorns | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor football fell to Texas 38-7 Saturday at McLane Stadium to remain winless on the season.

The Bears’ (0-8, 0-5) three turnovers were not a season-high, but they came at costly times in the first half against a stout Longhorns’ (4-4, 3-2) defense.

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said the offense shot itself in the foot with penalties and turnovers.

Baylor President Linda Livingston:

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Roman’s 12:2.