Enter the Nebraska Cornhuskers, another Big 12 team ranked ahead of the Bears. They came into Waco with a swagger, taking the opener 14-5, and looked as though they might be able to back up their rating. Stephen White, however, shut them down the following day as the Bears won the second game in a close one, 2-1. The rubber game, however, was all Baylor as Jared Theordorakos pitched six innings allowing only one Husker run in the opening inning. The Bears jumped out to take a 6-1 lead, then it was 7-1 going into the seventh inning. In no time, the Bears would get a two-run double to go up 9-1 after seven. The Huskers would threaten in the top of the eighth, getting 5 runs to close the gap to 9-6, and then stifle the Bears to three-up, three-down in the bottom of the inning. However, with Kyle Edens on the mound in the ninth, the Huskers went down in order to give the series to the Bears, 2-1.
The question is now, however, will winning those two conference series in a row give the Bears the same respect of those that decide the rankings that the Horns and Huskers now have?