Baylor Bears overwhelm UCLA Bruins in Holiday Bowl



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Published — Saturday 29 December 2012

Last update 28 December 2012 10:34 pm

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SAN DIEGO: Baylor’s Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns while Nick Florence threw for two scores and ran for another as the Bears overwhelmed UCLA 49-26 in college football’s Holiday Bowl on Thursday.
In the day’s other bowl games, San Jose State capped a big season with a 29-20 win over Bowling Green in the Military Bowl while Cincinnati capitalized on some bad late errors by Duke to beat the Blue Devils 48-34 in the Belk Bowl.
Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk rushed 16 times for 138 yards and one score as the Bears outgained UCLA 494 yards to 362. The Bears came in leading the nation in total offense with 387.7 yards per game.
Florence’s 188 yards passing gave him 4,309 for the season, breaking Robert Griffin III’s 2011 school season record of 4,293.
Baylor’s defense came up big, too. The Bears sacked Brett Hundley six times, including two by Chris McAllister.
Baylor won five of its last six games while UCLA lost its final three.
The Bruins were never in this one. Baylor raced to a 21-0 lead by early in the second quarter on Glasco’s 4-yard run and Florence’s TD passes of 8 yards to Antwan Goodley and 55 yards to Tevin Reese.
In the Military Bowl, San Jose State quarterback David Fales, who led the nation in completion percentage in the regular season, went 33 of 43 for 395 yards and two touchdowns to beat Bowling Green.
Fales led the drive that set up Austin Lopez’s 27-yard field goal with 4:43 remaining, and De’Leon Eskridge’s 1-yard run with 2:34 left provided the insurance.
San Jose State capped the year with a seven-game winning streak for its first 11-win season since 1940, a remarkable turnaround for a program that was 1-12 just two years ago in Mike MacIntire’s first season as coach.
MacIntire left earlier this month for a bigger payday at Colorado, leaving defensive coordinator Kent Baer in charge for the bowl.
Bowling Green had a similar turnaround, improving from 2-10 in 2010 under coach Dave Clawson. A defense that allowed only 15.8 points per game in the regular season — ninth-best among FBS schools — did a decent job against a San Jose State team that was averaging 35.3 points.
In the Belk Bowl, Duke let a seemingly certain victory literally slip through its fingers.
Duke running back Josh Snead fumbled at the Cincinnati 5-yard line with 1:20 left and Bearcats quarterback Brendon Kay capitalized, throwing an 83-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 44 seconds to go.
Kay threw for 332 yards and his four scoring passes were a Belk Bowl record.
Duke appeared to have the game in hand and was driving for the go-ahead score — and its first bowl victory since 1961 — but the final 80 seconds proved disastrous. With the game tied 34-34 and the Blue Devils positioning themselves for a winning field goal, Snead fumbled with 1:20 left and Bearcats defensive lineman John Williams recovered.
Kay then connected with Kelce down the middle for the go-ahead score.
Cincinnati sealed it on the next series when Maalik Bomar crashed into Duke quarterback Sean Renfree, forcing a deflection that Nick Temple returned 55 yards for a touchdown.
Renfree threw for 358 yards — another Belk Bowl record — for the Blue Devils.

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