Brunch with the Bears
November 22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
It’s a special time with friends and family. For those of you traveling, be safe. For those of you not traveling out of the metroplex, get to “The Carter” Friday morning for Brunch with the Bears.
Either way, dig into that turkey and tell your loved ones what you feel — these special days are fleeting — make the most of it.
Baylor makes its first trip back to Fort Worth since that wet, cold, thrilling overtime game in 2015 that saw the Frogs prevail. Wet, but Happy! was the headline on the sports section of the Star-Telegram the next day. Fans won’t have to worry about the weather Friday. It’s not going to be your traditional chilly Thanksgiving football weather with a biting north wind (that was last Saturday in Lubbock). t’s going to be sunny and 80! Bring the turkey-scented sunscreen.
The Bears have just one win to their credit, but that doesn’t mean they’re not competitive. They are getting better in spite of an injury bug that has nested in Waco.
On offense, the Bears have shown some ability to run the ball but feature a fleet of wide receivers, 19 in all who have caught a pass. The group is led by #15 Denzel Mims who’s racked up 1,061 yards this year to go with eight touchdowns. Another speedster to look for is #15 Tony Nicholson with 39 grabs. Freshman Charlie Brewer will be the quarterback. His dad, Robert, is the former UT QB who beat Alabama in the ’82 Cotton Bowl. Brewer has completed 69 percent of his passes, but untimely turnovers at the pay window have derailed scoring drives.
Defensively, the Bears have made up the most ground. Comparing the first eight games to their last three games, Baylor has reduced the total yards it was giving up per game by 163 and reduced its opponents’ scoring average by 16 points.
Defensive tackle #90 Tyrone Hunt is experienced, and defensive end Greg Roberts, Sr. is the son of former OU great and Outland Trophy winner Greg Roberts.
It’s Senior Day on Friday, so get in the stadium early to salute this group of 35 seniors who are going for win No. 36. This group has achieved a lot, and there’s even more to do. It’s an emotional day for these players and their families with the on-field recognition prior to the game.
Oh, hey, pass the pumpkin pie!
Until Friday morning,