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            === Baylor takes down Texas, wins first Big 12 title ===
 
 Waco,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce  Petty threw touchdown passes to Antwan
 Goodley and Levi Norwood in a decisive third quarter, as No. 9 Baylor earned a
 trip  to the  Fiesta Bowl  with a  30-10  decision over  No. 23  Texas in  the
 regular-season  finale for  both schools  at a  windy and  frigid Floyd  Casey
 Stadium.
 
 "We're  so proud  to represent Baylor University at that bowl game. There were
 some  Tostitos thrown  around the  locker room,"  said Baylor  head coach  Art
 Briles.  "I thought  Bryce was  exceptional. Antwan  was very  determined. Our
 offensive line was unbelievable."
 
 Petty  ended up  21-of-37 for 287 yards  for the Bears (11-1, 8-1 Big 12), who
 needed  some help to  gain the conference crown and a BCS berth in the form of
 Oklahoma topping Oklahoma State earlier in the day and got it when the Sooners
 shocked the Cowboys in Stillwater.
 
 Glasco  Martin carried  the ball 22 times  for 102 yards and a late touchdown,
 while Goodley led all receivers with 114 yards on eight receptions.
 
 Case  McCoy was  limited to  54 yards  and was  picked off  twice on  12-of-34
 efficiency  for  the Longhorns  (8-4,  7-2),  who  are  still bowl  bound  but
 finished  the regular season with losses in two of their last three.
 
 Malcolm  Brown  totaled 131 yards  on 25 carries,  and recorded Texas' lone TD
 with a 2-yard catch.
 
 Goodley's  11-yard  TD reception finished off  the Bears' opening drive of the
 second  half  -- a  77-yard progression executed  in 14 plays  -- and gave the
 hosts a 10-3 edge.
 
 The  Longhorns went  three-and-out on  the  next series,  and it  was 17-3  on
 Baylor's  next  touch, as Petty lofted  a ball into  the end zone for a 6-yard
 score  to  Norwood. That possession  was aided by a  short punt which gave the
 Bears possession on the Texas 47.
 
 "Everyone just knew that we had the Big 12 championship right there and we had
 to come out and fight for it and thats what we did," Norwood admitted.
 
 Another  short  series for Texas  ensued, before Aaron  Jones was good from 42
 yards away to make it 20-3 with 2:47 left in the third.
 
 Texas finally responded on the series, closing within 20-10 on a 2-yard strike
 from  McCoy to  Brown. The  Longhorns  got a  50-yard punt  return from  Jaxon
 Shipley which set them up on the hosts' 22 to start.
 
 Jones  converted  a 28-yarder  on the  next possession and  the hosts led once
 again by 13 with 9:18 on the clock.
 
 After the teams exchanged punts, McCoy  was picked  off by K.J. Morton and  he
 returned   the   ball  all  the   way  to   the  Longhorns'  3-yard  line.  An
 unsportsmanlike  conduct  call on Baylor  moved it back to  the 18, and on the
 next snap, Martin reached paydirt for a 30-10 contest.
 
 "I'm  disappointed in  the loss, obviously," said Texas head coach Mack Brown,
 whose  future at  the post  may be  in doubt.  "I told  them they  played hard
 enough, played tough enough, but we didn't make the plays we needed to make."
 
 Neither  team could  mount an attack in  the first half due to swirling winds,
 cold and periods of rain.
 
 Jones  drilled a  22-yard field goal to cap Baylor's opening possession, after
 the Bears couldn't hit the end zone on 3rd-and-3 from the Texas 5.
 
 Anthony  Fera had  a 44-yard attempt blocked, but eventually converted from 42
 yards  away  with 4:31  left in  the half and  the game  was deadlocked at the
 break.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Baylor  has won three of the last four meetings with Texas after the Longhorns
 won  12  in a row from  1998 to 2009 ...  After posting a program-best 11 wins
 this  year,  the Bears also  took home their  first conference title since the
 Southwestern  Conference in  1980 ... Baylor also improved to 15-2 in November
 and  December over the last three seasons, including a 6-2 mark against ranked
 squads  ...  Thanks to  the discrepancy  in passing  yardage, Baylor assumed a
 508-217 edge in total yards.
 
 
 
 12/07 22:24:24 ET

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