From heartbreak to triumph for the Bears, and sports staffers Brice Cherry, John Werner and Jason Orts take a look at Baylor and all things Big 12 football. On tap this week:
• Baylor made history with its 45-35 win over Oklahoma State, ending that long Stillwater drought. And the Bears did so basically with their “B” team (and in some cases their “C” team), as Chris Johnson played the second half for the Bears at quarterback. Looks like it'll be Johnson going forward for at least one week. Does that change your expectations for Baylor?
• The Baylor-TCU game was billed as the game of the year in the Big 12 way back in the spring. Now it's a bit of an undercard to the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, with both the Sooners and Cowboys coming in with just one loss apiece. Given how much the Bears and Frogs don't like one another, isn't this one still pretty big?
• OK, let's revisit Stillwater. Baylor really exposed Oklahoma State's lack of a running game, limiting the Cowboys to just eight yards. We know how formidable OU's front seven is. Does this matchup spell doom for the Cowboys?
• There have been some rumblings of late about Charlie Strong to Miami, which makes me wonder just how desperate the Hurricanes must be. Strong says he's staying put at Texas. But of course it may not be up to him. Is he playing for his job in these final two games?
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