WACO _ If you think the Baylor Bears are going to "mail in'' the last game of the season against Texas Tech, think again.
The Bears (4-7) play their final game of the season against Texas Tech (7-4) at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, and they plan on playing it as if it's their first game of the season. That's mean Baylor will bring plenty of enthusiasm to the table.
While a win will put the Red Raiders in position to go to a better bowl, the Bears believe a win will send them to the offseason on a positive note.
"We're playing for a lot,'' Baylor quarterback Nick Florence said. " We're playing for Baylor football, we're playing for each other, we're playing for pride.
"It's unfortunate the bowl is out of the way, but we've still got a lot to play for and to lose out there.''
Thus, will week of practice for Baylor will be the same as the other weeks.
"We practice hard (this week) just like every other week,'' Florence said. "Nothing's going to change in our minds.
"We're still going to fight and go out on top. The stakes are high, so it's going to be fun.''
-- Dwain Price