Bowled Over

December 19, 2005

For a few thrilling weeks, Baylor football fans entertained the possibility of a postseason bowl game, but end-of-season losses to Texas Tech, Texas and Missouri shut the lid on such hopes. Nevertheless, Baylor fans liked what they saw in their new and improved Baylor Bears: completed passes, steady drives downfield, impressive defense. Although the offense tended to hit a brick wall in the red zone, through mid-season, the Bear nation was pumped about Guy Morriss' team in his third season as head coach. The Bears began the season winning their first three road games, breaking a 24-game losing streak on the road that dated back to the 2000 season opener. The loss to Nebraska mid-season began a stream of defeats, despite heart-stopping, overtime games against Texas A&M and Oklahoma. The Bears finished strong with a 44-34 win over Oklahoma State, ending the season 5-6 overall and 2-6 in the Big 12. -- Athletic Media Relations