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5 Saturdays Until Baylor Football: Let’s Remember When #5 Johnny Jefferson Destroyed North Carolina

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Russell Athletic Bowl - North Carolina v Baylor Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

2015 was a really weird year for the Baylor football team. There were plenty of high expectations coming off of the incredible 2014 season which saw the Bears just miss the College Football Playoff. However, quarterback injury after quarterback injury after quarterback injury left the Bears without a true quarterback to play in the last few games. Thus was born the Wild Bear, and wow did North Carolina not know what to do about it in the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl.

The highlight of this prolific running attack, which saw the Bears rush for a mind-blowing 645 yards, was #5 Johnny Jefferson. Jefferson himself rushed for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns, while also completing a 24 yard pass. Jefferson was named the MVP of the bowl game, becoming the second most prolific rusher ever in a bowl game.

For those looking for something to do on this Saturday afternoon, here is an excellent video of the full game, cut down to 24 minutes. Definitely worth the re-watch: