Connecticut’s latest streak-busting win came in their closest game this season, a 66-55 victory Monday night at Baylor, which had won a national-best 69 in a row at home.
Big 12 rushing champ Lache Seastrunk is bypassing his senior year at Baylor to enter the NFL draft. Coach Art Briles said that he appreciates Seastrunk’s “dedication and energy.”
Amidst speculation that he is a top candidate for the job in Austin, Baylor head coach Art Briles released a statement on Friday denying interest in any opportunities outside of Waco.
Baylor brought high expectations to the Fiesta Bowl. But the Bears, 17-point favorites at kickoff, never led against UCF in a stinging 52-42 loss on Wednesday night.
But for all the Bears have done this season, they’re in the same position as Central Florida, in a BCS bowl game for the first time.
While the Fiesta Bowl promises an $18 million payout to the two teams playing Wednesday, Baylor officials say they hope to merely break even.
Baylor University says its new football stadium will be called McLane Stadium in honor of alumnus Drayton McLane Jr. and his family.
Kenny Chery scored 12 of his 20 points in the extra period for the Bears, who returned from an extended break with a 91-84 victory over Northwestern State on Wednesday night.
Baylor had never had a winning record in the Big 12 before Art Briles arrived six years ago. They are now Big 12 champs and headed to the Fiesta Bowl.
Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor. Jeffcoat got 11 of 20 votes for top defensive player.
Baylor did not have a winning record in the Big 12 before Briles arrived in 2008, winning three or fewer games nine times. Now, they’ll meet Central Florida in a BCS Bowl.
Bryce Petty and the No. 9 Bears won their first title in the league with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.