You've never seen so many neck rolls in one place. Baylor met Washington State in the Alamo Bowl. Sorry, correction, SWC Champ Baylor met Washington State in the Alamo Bowl to end the 1994 season.
Get me some Bullets!
- You know how you can tell this is an old bowl game? The Builder's Square logo right there at the 25.
- Mike Price's Cougars came to San Antonio after a 7-4 season, good enough for fourth in the Pac 10.
- The Cougars were favored by 5.5 points, based mostly on their defense which ranked second in the country in total defense entering the game. Wazzou was led by All Pac 10, defensive tackle Chad Eaton.
- Wazzou started 3-0 with wins over top 25 Illinois and UCLA. They even beat eventual Pac 10 champ Oregon. Losses to Arizona, USC, and Oregon State derailed their season and sent them to San Antonio.
- Price eventually left Washington State for Alabama, but a run in with a stripper derailed his employment as it's prone to do.
- Chuck Reedy was in his second season in Waco, replacing the great Grant Teaff. After finishing 5-6 in year one, he led Baylor to the Alamo Bowl, his only postseason trip for the Bears or as a head coach. Two years later, he was out after a four-win season.
- Jeff Watson emerged as the Baylor starter in 1994. The true freshman southpaw from A&M Consolidated would start for four seasons, for most Baylor fans that was about three seasons too long.
- LaCurtis Jones led Baylor's defense, a dynamic playmaker from Waco High along with a defensive line featuring 6-7 Daryl Gardner.
- Jones went to Prison for assault in 2014, releasing after eleven months. Jones blamed concussions for his violent behavior.
- Judson's Jerrod Douglas featured for the Bears; he was a dynamic ball carrier with speed few could match. Douglas rushed for over 1,100 yards in 1995 but couldn't build on that success in his junior or senior seasons.
Thanks to Stephen Barnett for keeping history alive.