Yesterday (and today for that matter) was an amazing day to be a Baylor fan, and for those who have been Baylor fans for quite some time, know what a rarity that is.
Baylor won last night in a shootout between the resurgent Bears and the BCS #22 ranked Kansas State Wildcats 47-22.
What is the best storyline of this game? It could be the record breaking 683 yards of offense that Baylor racked up against a good K-State defense. It could be the record setting performance by Griffin, 404 yards passing and four touchdowns. It could be the record breaking 250 yards rushing on 26 attempts with 2 touchdowns by Jay Finley. All of these are great, but they weren't the story of the game.
Then the weather pulled another stunt. The warm breeze coming from the south rapidly reversed, blowing a biting cold wind out of the north and bringing the dark clouds to hover over the stadium, turning mid afternoon into a dark, ominous night. Yet, through all of this, the fans stayed. Even at the end, the crowd was large and loud. Baylor fans, and apparently the weather as well, knew something big was happening.
This just in, Baylor has cracked the top 25: 25 in the AP poll and 24 in the USA Today Coaches' poll. As a friend of mine texted me today "We live in a world where the Baylor Bears are in the Top 25 and the Texas Longhorns are not." Hats off to Art Briles and your top 25 Baylor Bears.