RB stands for Record Breaking Jonathan Golden

Fans of late have bemoaned the number of records set or broken during Baylor football games. But those were records you don't want, such as most points scored by an opponent against you in a single quarter, or other such records that go against you instead of for you. Last night, however, Baylor RB Jonathan Golden set two Baylor records and tied a Big 12 record in a game won handily by the Baylor Bears over the Samford Bulldogs, 50-12.

In the first half, RB Jonathan Golden Golden scored four touchdowns on runs of 4, 1, 3, and 16 yards, tying a Baylor record which had been set in 1922 and then matched two other times. Then on Baylor's first possession of the third quarter, Golden scored again, this time from 17 yards out and that broke the record. The three players who shared the previous record and when they accomplished the feat were from 1922 by Wesley Bradshaw, again in 1976 by Cleveland Franklin, and matched again in 1993 by Robert Strait.

On Baylor's next possession, Golden took a screen pass from Aaron Karas and raced 28 yards to score his sixth touchdown of the game. This also set a Baylor scoring record for six in a game, and tied a Big 12 record. Jonathan Golden joins company with Texas' Ricky Williams, Oklahoma's Quentin Griffin, and Colorado's Chris Brown on the Big 12 scoring record.

Coming off its 70-22 drubbing of a week ago, the Bears needed a win like this, and it really did not matter at who's expense it was. The win and the feeling from winning was necessary to have a feeling to compare to the misery after last week's performance.

Aaron Karas started the game and was simply phenomenal - leading the Bears to points on each and every possession he directed. The road began a little rocky when Chedrick Ricks fell down on the opening kickoff, downing the ball at the Baylor 4. On a critical third and long, Karas found a wide open Reggie Newhouse for a 57-yard completion which got the Bears out of the hole. From there, Golden took over with the rushing game, and wound up with his first of six touchdowns when he scored around right end from four yards out - no one touched him.

After the score became 43-0, Coach Steele sent in the reserves and the Bears coasted to the 50-12 win. The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns but the first PAT went wide right. After the second TD, the Bulldogs went for two, but on a scenario that had already bitten them once, the completion into the endzone was disallowed after the receiver was ruled for "illegal touching" after having gone out of bounds prior to the reception.

Now, the Bears hit the road again. This time it's to Mew Mexico to face the Loboes who lost to Air Force, 38-31 in OT.


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