Arrests cost Bears a couple targets

October, 7, 2010
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Two Baylor receivers, Willie Jefferson and Josh Gordon, were arrested early Sunday morning after being found passed out in the drive-through lane of a Taco Bell near campus.

Officers found marijuana in the car and the two are facing misdemeanor possession charges.

Baylor coach Art Briles declined to comment on the matter, but I wouldn't expect to see either make the trip to the Cotton Bowl for Saturday's game, which could be bad news for the Bears.

Though Kendall Wright earned most of the offseason headlines, Gordon had emerged as one of Robert Griffin's top targets, especially after a career game against Kansas on Saturday that included a 94-yard touchdown catch. He finished with 161 yards on four catches. The sophomore caught just one pass last season.

Jefferson has one catch this season, but he made it count. His 43-yard score against Buffalo on Baylor's second game put the Bears up 24-7. The sophomore tight end also had five catches for 101 yards and a touchdown last year, while starting one game and playing mostly at receiver.

Gordon's 14 catches this year are just fourth on the team, but his 327 yards and four touchdowns -- two on Saturday -- lead the Bears.

That's bad news for a Bears team looking for landmark victory, and to beat Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl -- a team Baylor hasn't beat since 1995.

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