Saturday, November 6, 2010
Momentum shift for Bears?
By David Ubben
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy made the right call with an attempt to convert a 4th-and-3 at midfield late in the first quarter, but it might mean a chance for Baylor to get back into the game.
Quarterback Brandon Weeden was forced to his right and hit an open Justin Blackmon for what should have been a 45-yard touchdown catch, but Blackmon inexplicably dropped the ball, extinguishing the Oklahoma State fans' premature cheers and handing the ball back to Baylor, keeping a 10-0 lead.
Baylor nearly answered with a 55-yard touchdown pass to Josh Gordon, and almost had him again on 3rd-and-15, but Robert Griffin III underthrew the first attempt and overthrew the second.
The Bears haven't come back from a double-digit deficit to win this year, but they have an offense that can do it. Oklahoma State's defense has kept them from getting into scoring range so far, but the Bears have been close to breaking the big one.
They haven't been able to, but Baylor has to feel good about being down 10-0, rather than 17-0.