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Didn't think this was possible, but Jimbo Fisher is talking faster than normal on this teleconference.
And Mike Gundy said he expects that Chuba Hubbard would be playing in Texas Bowl. Seemed taken aback someone would ask whether Hubbard would skip game to prep for NFL.
Mike Gundy calls Texas A&M the best 7-5 team "in the history of the NCAA." Then he ticks off national rankings of teams that beat A&M.
Mike Gundy said there's a chance QB Spencer Sanders can play against A&M in Texas Bowl. Said Sanders has another checkup on the 16th and could be cleared 100 percent. Sanders had thumb surgery last month.
Matt Rhule said there's no update, as yet, on Charlie Brewer's health status.
Matt Rhule said playing in the Sugar Bowl is on his personal "bucket list." He then recalled plays from the 1982 Sugar Bowl.
Georgia's Kirby Smart said he and his staff already wanted to go to Baylor to visit in the off season to get new ideas. Now, Bulldogs and Bears are playing each other in the Sugar.
Off the top of my head, Texas is 11-5 in bowl games since the 2000 season.…
A&M gets Oklahoma State in Texas Bowl. SEC just mass announced it’s bowl assignments.
I guess Utah should’ve cared more about winning Pac 12 title.…
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Cotton gets Memphis-Penn State.
Baylor is 7th in CFP poll. Bears get #5 Georgia in Sugar Bowl.
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Jalen Hurts has won league titles in SEC, Big 12. Probably gets into CFP, again. “The Big 12 is a really good league. Baylor is a really good team. I have a lot of respect for them.”;
Baylor’s Jordan Williams “we deserved every right to be here today” at Big 12 title game.
Matt Rhule says Jacob Zeno also was playing safety on scout team, Friday. Give Baylor credit. Amazing Bears took game to OT.
Matt Rhule says Jacob Zeno was Jalen Hurts all week on Baylor’s scout team.
Baylor could be headed to Sugar Bowl, depending on what happens later today. They’re hurting at QB. Brewer was out. Bohanon reinsured a knee. Zeno now has parts of 2 games on his playing resume.
OU wins. Place is rocking
Think this is going to OT.
OU sends out its punt team. Kills it at Baylor 1. There's 1:02 left in regulation. Scored tied at 23.
CeeDee Lamb reception ruled incomplete. Big screen shows that.
OU calls timeout to chat about third and 3 from 47. Interesting stat. Jalen Hurts has rushed for 32 yards on 22 carries. He averages 101.4 yards a game.
OU is called for holding. And Kennedy Brooks still is down.
It's tied, 23-23. Who said the game felt over? ;)
Jacob Zeno currently has a QB rating of 932.8. FWIW
Just wow. Zeno to Platt (who had to switch numbers to 12 because of Zeno) combine for a 78-yard play
There's 6:11 to go. Baylor has ball at its own 10. Score is 23-20.
Baylor defense forces an OU punt.
Little background info on Jacob Zeno. Before today, he'd played in one game. That was last Saturday against Kansas, when he was 3 of 3 for 41 yards.
Check that, Zeno. Anyway, Zeno to Ebner for 81-yard TD. Chris Platt, who had been wearing #14, has switched uniforms.
Well, Matt Rhule looks brilliant. Zeto to Ebner for the TD
Baylor tries Jacob Zeno at QB. Interesting
Big 12 attendance is 65,191. That's about a 20k drop from last year's, which was a record for any conference title game.
OU now up 23-13 with 24-yard Brkic FG. This kind of feels over with 10:31 to go in #big12championship. But who knows, right?
That's end of third quarter. OU up 20-13. Sooners have outgained Bears 314-111.
OU defense has figured out Bohanon's running ways. He's rushed 9 times for 15 yards and only completed 4 of 15 passes.
Kenneth Murray down for OU.
Hurts to Basquine for TD. OU out in front again.
And it's a 13-13 tie at #Big12Championship. OU's Brkic with the 24-yard FG. 7:53 to go in thirdQ. That was Brkic's 16th straight FG. That's a school record for consecutive field goals.
OU is in its 2-back set. It's a great scheme for a QB who can run and it opens up some holes for the TB.
Interesting recruiting tidbit on Bohanon.…
So Charlie Brewer is out for the rest of the game. Bohanon can be an incredible story. Or OU can take advantage of a redshirt freshman.
Gerry Bohanon still in at Baylor QB. Some quick background info. He was a 4-star prospect out of Arkansas. Matt Rhule got him away from the Razorbacks.
Baylor takes its first lead of game. 13-10 Bears over Sooners with :08 to go before half. 9 play, 42-yard FG drive.
Baylor brings out its FG unit.
Baylor takes its second T/O after incredible throw-and-catch from Bohanon to Thornton. Looked like OU DBs were lined up for fair catch. Thornton split through them
Hurts chased, throws it away. JLynch with QB hurry. Hurts hasn't hurt Baylor with his legs. He's carried 10 times for 6 yards.
James Lynch with his second sack of Hurts for minus 7
That was Baylor deep snapper/linebacker Ross Matiscik who got the big tackle on kickoff return. Trey Brown was injured and was helped off field
Bohanon steps through Sooner rush. Finds Thornton in end zone. White's only option was to leap for pick. It's all tied at 10-10 in #big12 title game.
Bohanan to Thornton for TD!
Murray almost had the one-handed interception of Bohanon, who was throwing for Mims
Baylor picks Hurts. You could see that coming
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Baylor gets a first down, then OU D stiffens. Bears punt. Bohanon does target Mims. It was almost picked. Sooner secondary has Mims bracketed.
Brewer is getting checked by doctors. Gerry Bohanon is a better running threat than Brewer.
Charlie Brewer not out there. Checking to see what's going on
OU has outgained Baylor 171 to 19.
Baylor forces an OU punt. Hurts throws too high for Haselwood on third down.
John Mayers 44-yard kick is good. Baylor is on board, converting a Hurts fumble into points. 10-3 OU over Bears.
James Lynch forces fumble. Terrel Bernard falls on fumble, Baylor's ball at OU 29.
Baylor forces an OU punt to end the 1Q. Interesting stat: OU QB Jalen Hurts has rushed for 4 times for a negative 2. But Sooners sport a 10-0 lead.
Kick is good, but OU's Marquis Hayes is called for unsportsmanlike. Penalty will be on kickoff.
FG good. OU up 10-0 over Baylor. But flag is thrown
Baylor sacks Hurts on third down. Defensive end James Lockhart (the A&M transfer, fyi) gets credit
Receiver had foot in bounds. But replay did show he didn't have control. Incomplete pass.
They're looking at Rambo's catch. Looks like he got his foot down. Refs said he came down out of bounds.
Key first quarter stat: CeeDee Lamb 2 catches, 97 yards.
Coming into Saturday, Lamb had caught only 6 passes for 52 yards over his last 2 games. He had 71 on the screen to set up OU's TD. Bad sign if you're a Baylor fan.
CeeDee Lamb preens after that last catch. Showing off his muscles. It was a gain of 71.
Baylor with terrific start on D, forcing OU punt.
Wasn't that Rose Bowl like yesterday? Well deserved honor.…
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Baylor DC Phil Snow named finalist for Broyles Award, honoring nation's top assistant. He's only Big 12er among the top 5.
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Matt Rhule says he has “no feel for where” Charlie Brewer is at, injurywise. Said he was celebrating win in locker room. Said there’d been no reason to put him back in.
And the Bears have hit double digit wins for first time since 2015.
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