Luke Skywalker Confronting Evil
Someone mentioned yesterday that I didn't reference Texas vs. Baylor in Random Thoughts. (Today at 2:30 on ABC.) You know, I didn't want to talk about it. After over a decade of suffering (and I do mean suffering), Baylor has had a good to very good season. Eight wins including taking down TCU and Oklahoma. Wishing for a win over Texas seems downright selfish.
But I want it.
A big offensive production and a win means a 9-3 record, QB Robert Griffin potentially becoming a Heisman favorite, and nirvana for me. That's too much to ask, isn't it? We can't "spread the wealth" around that much. It's downright Un-American. In this 100th meeting, Texas holds a commanding series lead of 73-23-4. Sheesh.
Then again, Baylor fans have been wandering in the desert looking for the Promised Land for a long, long time.
Edit after 1st quarter: Baylor 14, Texas 7. Get this: Baylor has run 7 offensive plays for 139 yds. 2 drives, 2 TDs
Edit after 2nd quarter: Baylor 24, Texas 21. This is a bad Texas team depleted by injuries, and they may still win this thing. Baylor's defense is horrible. Secret tip to Mac Brown: Run the ball on every down.
Edit after 3rd quarter: Baylor 41, Texas 24. How Texas cannot recruit a quarterback is beyond belief. McCoy is horrible. And a personal sidenote: UT Defensive back Blake Gideon is extremely overrated. Oh, and the game? I'm not comfortable at all. If UT would put Ash in but still run the ball, this thing gets tight. Huge. Quickly.
Edit after 4th quarter and end of game: Baylor 48, Texas 24. I'm weeping on my couch as I hold my Baylor pennant. (But if you didn't win after six turnovers, you should be crying for other reasons.) We have arrived at the land of milk and honey. And the college kids didn't even rush the field. Oh, how the might have fallen. Did I say I'd be in nirvana? Cue Nirvana.
Edit: One final photo: