Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Before the season, Baylor coach Art Briles said he was hoping to notch a couple of victories that made casual football fans stop and take notice as they read their Sunday newspapers.
The Bears' 41-21 triumph over Texas A&M should qualify as one of those victories. Before two garbage-time touchdowns in the fourth quarter made the final score more presentable, the Bears dominated the Aggies in a one-sided victory by scoring on six of eight possessions midway through the game.
The biggest reason for Baylor's big victory was an opportunistic defense that made big plays all day long. Joe Pawelek provided two interceptions as Baylor forced five turnovers including four interceptions of Jerrod Johnson.
Robert Griffin accounted for 296 total yards and Baylor's offensive line had a dominant performance in the trenches. The Bears rushed for 269 yards -- most for them in a Big 12 game this season -- as tailback Jay Finley ripped through the Aggies for 115 yards.
The loss killed the bowl hopes of Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman for this season. It will be interesting to see how the Aggies rebound on Thanksgiving at Texas, particularly considering they have been blistered for 107 points in the last two games.