I'm torn. I picked UCLA to win this with low confidence points, but most other people in my office pool picked Baylor to win with a decent amount of confidence pts. Do I cheer for the Big 12 or do I cheer my bracket??!?! Maybe I'll just sit back and enjoy the game, it's really a win-win situation, I suppose.
The B12 is pretty much unanimously thought of as the #2 conference in the country. I don't think Baylor beating UCLA is going to move the needle.
Despite the fact that computers put us at #1. Nobody in the media even questions the #2 ranking. They rail on the big 12's supposedly awful defense. With baylor being a shining example of the big 12's defense looking bad, a performance where they shut down UCLA would be a great help.
I would go for it. Baylor's offense really doesn't care if they get the ball at the 10 or the 32 or whatever it was. The QB made the wrong play but if you punt that you're probably only looking at gaining 20 yards of field position on average and if you boot it into the endzone it's 12. Punting from there is what we make fun of the Big Ten for. That's not to mention it's Baylor's secondary and you never know what they are going to do.
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