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Podcast 191: We Love Clay Johnston

Coffey, Fank, & Peter recap that win over Texas Tech, discuss the loss of Clay Johnston and how Baylor can adjust going forward, plus looking ahead at how to stop Oklahoma State on Saturday.

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We’re back on the podcast to discuss what started as a pretty frustrating game for Baylor against Texas Tech but ended in exhilarating (and somewhat controversial) fashion, as Baylor outlasts the Red Raiders in double-overtime, 33-30. In some ways, this game was a tale of two halves, with neither offense being able to work out the opposing defense in the first half, only to see neither defense be quite able to stop the opposing offense in the second half. We’re talking about how the officiating was pretty horrific across the board, and yes, we have to discuss that call. We’re talking about the head-scratching day that Charlie Brewer had, throwing three interceptions yet rushing for three touchdowns and engineering a spectacular 99-yard drive in the closing seconds of the 4th Quarter. It takes us awhile to get there, but we also talk about that circus catch by Denzel Mims on that drive.

Of course, we have to dedicate time to Clay Johnston’s season-ending injury, and how devastating it is for a player that was playing on an otherworldly level. We’re discussing the impact to this defense and how they might cover his production. SPOILER: It’s on the entire defense, not just one player.

We’re also looking ahead to Saturday’s tilt against Oklahoma State and the challenge that Chuba Hubbard poses. The man is a force, and is simply one of the best backs in the entire nation. Couple that with the dual threat of Spencer Sanders and the playmaking wide receiver Tylan Wallace, and this defense will have its hands full. They’re going to need the offense to step up their production and not wait until the 3rd quarter to actually move the football. Fortunately, there are yards to be had against this Cowboys defense.

Plus we’re doing picks, as usual!


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