For those of you not familiar with how this post goes, in Tweets of the Night, I attempt to give a recap of the game through tweets (with some commentary added for context) that I find funny, informative, or otherwise awesome. Because I try to keep it positive in here, I won't include things like, for example, the dozens of extremely creative and original dog jokes I got from OSU and TCU fans tonight every time Ishmael Zamora did something amazing on the field. For the record, though, all of you tweeting those things at me are just hilarious. You should be proud of yourselves.
LET'S GET TO IT.
This was right after Baylor ripped off a 75-yard TD drive to start the game and go up 6-0 ... where we'd stay for more than 90 minutes due to a lightning delay. Nearly a two-hour lightning delay, but we never actually felt a drop of rain in the stadium, if you can believe it.
We finally get a solid start and then the weather says "nah."— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 24, 2016
They were playing LSU/Auburn on the big screen to mixed reviews. I tried to spice things up a little bit.
I haven't watched a football game on TV with 45,000 people since I was at JerryWorld for Cowboys-Giants.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
Oh, yeah. We're having fun now.
@BUFootball can I run around on the field for a second? This tweet is evidence that I, my heirs, and assigns release you from all liability.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
Not a lot going on during the delay. Never did get a response to this, although someone apparently started a Kickstarter to pay for my bail if I tried it.
I can't tell if this picture was taken before the game or during the delay. Pretty, though.
Kudos to Oklahoma State’s defense for keeping Baylor out of the end zone for the past hour— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 25, 2016
McMurphy's got jokes, everybody!
Thirteen of our players graduated during that delay. Congrats, guys!— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
Baylor just showed a hype video that included Ron Burgundy, the Battle of Blackwater, Scrubs, a goat, Iron Giant, and the Ultimate Warrior.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
If Twitter allowed 300+ character tweets, I could have kept going. Drake made an appearance, along with the minions. The Battle of the Blackwater showed up multiple times. I can't decide if this video was amazingly awesome or amazingly awful, but I'm leaning toward the former. If they post it anywhere, I'll post it here for you guys.
A guy just won a football throwing competition and won a freaking chainsaw. What is happening— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
Does he get the chainsaw now? Can he take the blade off and wield it from the bleachers?— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
I thought I mis-heard this when they first announced it, but I didn't. The prize for throwing the ball through the plywood cutouts was really a Stihl chainsaw. I know when I was in school, the one thing I always found myself lacking was a good chainsaw. Good looking out, Stihl.
OSU is low-key draining the clock on their drives, too. Trying to shorten the game.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
I think this was before halftime. Can't remember.
Half the quarter gone with that OSU drive. Maddening in its efficiency.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
This was right after halftime, when OSU got the ball to start and didn't give it back for almost half the quarter. Gundy would say after the game that this was their plan, and they did a good job of it.
But that strategy is less effective when Baylor has guys like this that can make plays like this.
If I could do the eye emoji right now, I would.
99.5 YARD TOUCHDOWN DRIVE. BEARS UP 11!!! #SICEM— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
This was the backbreaker for OSU. They drove down into our end twice for no points down just 28-24. It looked like Baylor might actually lose the game, particularly the second time. Then they fumbled on the 1/2 yard line going into the endzone, and we recovered, setting up the offense for a statement drive to ice the game. Seth Russell was fantastic on that drive, Ish Zamora crushed it again, and Chris Platt hauled in his second TD. Also on that drive (going to drop out of chronological order for just a minute)...
Seth Russell says their 99-yd drive was one of the best drives he's ever been part of. Said he was feeling it and wanted the ball.— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) September 25, 2016
Seth Russell threw for 104 yards on the 99-yard TD drive/finisher.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 25, 2016
I feel like this has happened in a recent game, but I can't remember when.
That's called a CHAMPIONSHIP Drive! Great stop by defense and a beautiful drive by the offense, which had done very little this half.— Jerry Hill (@ViewFromHill) September 25, 2016
My goodness. Russell completes a 9-play, 99-yard drive with a perfect 15-yard TD strike to Chris Platt. Bears lead, 35-24.— Jerry Hill (@ViewFromHill) September 25, 2016
When Baylor's offense looks like Baylor's offense again pic.twitter.com/mkKBXKoEoV— Amy Pagitt (@AP_SicEm365) September 25, 2016
Now we're getting into the celebrations...
Best line: Fox Sports Joel Klatt, "When those big plays start to happen for Baylor, its like an avalanche. It's like playing Dominos."— RudyMartzke2016 (@FakeRudyMartzke) September 25, 2016
Baylor TD drives tonight:— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 25, 2016
75 yards (1:38)
73 yards (1:48)
54 yards (1:09)
89 yards (0:10)
99 yards (3:58)
Watching Ish run is like watching a gigantic gazelle running free. Only the gazelle has hands that catch everything instead of hooves.— Amy Pagitt (@AP_SicEm365) September 25, 2016
She has a way with words.
Very impressed by Baylor's defense tonight. Held Oklahoma State to 4.9 yards per play while defending 100 plays.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 25, 2016
Oklahoma State made 3 visits to the red zone in the 4th quarter. Zero points. Baylor D really came through.— Max Olson (@max_olson) September 25, 2016
Ballgame. Incredible defensive stops, timely offense and Baylor is 1-0 in Big 12 play. Third straight victory over Oklahoma State.— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) September 25, 2016
BEARS WIN BEARS WIN BEARS WIN pic.twitter.com/t2mMKwQZuY— Peter Pope (@pbpope) September 25, 2016
BU down ya TL— Josh Benenoch (@JoshBenenoch) September 25, 2016