Saturday, November 17, 2012
Big opportunity on a big night at Baylor
By David Ubben
WACO, Texas -- Two of the past three times I've been in the house at Baylor, Bears fans have stormed the field.
The Bears upset top 15 TCU on a late field goal to open the 2011 season and Robert Griffin III stated his Heisman case with late heroics to beat Oklahoma for the first time in school history later in the season.
That was Week 12 of last season, and now I'm back in Waco, and one team's going to be celebrating at the end of the night. If Kansas State holds off the Bears' upset bid (and I expect them to do so), they'll have clinched at least a share of their first Big 12 title since 2003 and will have clinched the Big 12's automatic bid to the BCS heading into the Wildcats' season finale at home against Texas on Dec. 1.
You couldn't ask for a better fall night in central Texas. There's a little bit of chill in the air, but hardly a cloud in the sky. The MetLife blimp is in the sky. Baylor needs an upset or two to reach a bowl for the third consecutive season, but tonight's task might be too tough. Time will tell.
Should be a great game. Follow along on Twitter and colleague Ivan Maisel and I will be here all night to bring you coverage.