Kenny Chery was involved in two plays in the final 10 seconds when Baylor wasn’t able to regain the lead in a 56-55 loss.
While the Cotton Bowl Classic is played Texas, this year it was not won by football team from Texas. The Baylor Bears fell to Michigan State Thursday 42-41.
Big 12 co-champion Baylor was the first team left out of the College Football Playoff. Michigan State’s only two losses were to teams that made the first four-team postseason field.
O’Neale scored 15 points in a 23-2 run to open the second half, and Baylor coach Scott Drew pulled him and other starters from the game with 12:28 remaining.
Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy at Baylor. Bryce Petty was the quarterback who then led the Bears to their first two Big 12 championships.
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The Spartans, a top-10 defense for the fourth season in a row, play high-powered Baylor at the Cotton Bowl in defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi’s final game.
Shawn Oakman has been a dominant defender for Baylor, an All-Big 12 defensive end who needs only one more sack to set the single-season school record.
Two early high school graduates who will be quarterbacks in Texas prep championship games this weekend will enroll at Baylor for the spring semester.
Johnathan Motley had 22 points with 11 rebounds and Rico Gathers also had a double-double to lead five Bears in double-figure scoring in a 77-63 victory Tuesday night.
Left out of the four-team playoff, Big 12 co-champion Baylor gets to stay close to home to play in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day against Michigan State.
Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.