A Homecoming Disaster

Everything went wrong for the Bears against Texas Tech and the result was a 63-19 disaster. Homecoming is not supposed to go like this. But, unfortunately, for all the gold-clad Baylor fans that nearly filled Floyd Casey it did. Tech executed their spread offense to perfection and used Baylor miscues to race out to a 49-0 lead just before the half. No one thought this game would go like this.

From the get go, Texas Tech came out hitting on all cylinders. After the Bears went three and out to open the game, the Red Raiders drove 62 yards and scored easily to take a 7-0 lead. After another fruitless offensive series, Tech again marched in for a 14-0 lead, and the rout was on. In all, cliff Kingsbury led the Tech offense to touchdowns on their first four possessions of the game.

The Red Raiders marched with ease on drives of 62, 80 and 77 yards for a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

From that point, the Bears giftwrapped Tech's next four touchdowns. Kingsbury only had to navigate 5 yards, then 22 and only 21 on their last TD of the first half. The sixth TD was scored when a QB Greg Cicero was picked off and run back for six.

To say the least, it was shocking. While Tech looked like they were just continuing their stellar play last week at Nebraska, the Bears just never showed.

Davon Vinson saw more action this week in spurts. However, he was not immune to misfortune as his second pass was picked off and returned to the 5 yard line. In all, Vinson finished 2 of 5 for 12 yards and two INT's.

Baylor did get a spark from QB Josh Zachry who piloted the Bears to three touchdowns on drives of 73, 51 and 74 yards. Zachry hit Reggie Newhouse for two touchdowns and led the Bears to a score on Anthony Krieg's two yard scoring run. Krieg got the lion's share of the carries and totalled 67 yards by game's end.

The story for Tech was Kingsbury and RB Ricky Williams. Kingsbury finished 27 of 44 for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Williams amassed 201 yards of total offense, 155 of that on the ground.

Afterwards, head coach Kevin Steele said that the team did not execute in any phase of the game and that, ultimately, that is his responsibility. He was obviously angry.

The Bears move on to play Texas next Saturday in Waco at 11:30 am on a regionally televised broadcast.

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