The defense didn't have a crisp game and allowed the Bears to score thirty one points in a game filled with missed tackles, busted assignments, and Baylor turnovers. The Horns' defense recovered four fumbles and intercepted a pass while scoring two td's and setting up another on the plus seven yard line but had too many bad plays to rate this a quality defensive effort. Thirty one points in a game for first place in our division can't be sugar-coated regardless of how many turnovers are made---here are the grades.
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