When Baylor and Texas kick off their regular season finale, the last game ever at Floyd Casey Stadium, they could be playing a de facto Big 12 championship game.
It is the final game after 64 seasons at Floyd Casey Stadium, where the Bears are 5-0 against Top 25 teams the past three seasons and have won nine straight games since October 2012.
The Bears move next season to a $260 million stadium being built on the Waco campus, along the Brazos River and busy Interstate 35.
A former Texas paramedic faces sentencing on charges that he tried to assemble a pipe bomb, in a case unrelated to the fertilizer plant blast that devastated his town.
While the 49-17 loss did put a damper on what had been an unblemished record, the Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) can still have their best season ever.
After all those touchdowns by the third-ranked Bears comes an extra point. With nine more in the last game, Jones became the NCAA career leader with 260 made PATs.
With an offense on pace to set major college records at 61 points and 685 yards a game, the Bears (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) are riding a school-best 13-game winning streak, have matched their highest-ever AP ranking and fourth in the BCS standings.
Briles told The Associated Press on Wednesday night he is really “humbled and blessed” by the new deal that goes into effect after this season.
While often overlooked because of all the outrageous numbers put up by their high-scoring offense, the fourth-ranked Bears also have the Big 12′s best defense.
Reese hurt his wrist after coming down awkwardly on an incompletion late in the first half of Baylor’s 41-12 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday night.
When their fast-paced, high-scoring offense sputtered early, the fifth-ranked Bears’ largely overshadowed but consistently solid defense kept stopping No. 12 Oklahoma.
Coach Scott Drew is up front about how the Bears can make up for the loss of Jackson, the Big 12 leader in scoring and assists who in his two years led them to an NCAA regional final and an NIT championship.