Baylor loses to Texas Tech 38-24: 3 things we learned from the loss

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Baylor football lost 38-24 on Saturday afternoon to Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Bears moved to 1-9 on the year and 1-6 in the Big 12 after the performance. Freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer had another productive game, throwing for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns. However, his 3 turnovers were too much to overcome.

Baylor had the ball down 14 with five-and-a-half minutes left in the game, but Tony Nicholson fumbled and Tech returned it for a touchdown. The Bears were sloppy and made unforced errors all day long.

Here are the biggest takeaways from the Bears’ loss to Texas Tech.

1. Missed opportunities

Baylor earned four trips into the red zone in the first half. On the first one, Charlie Brewer threw for a touchdown. After that, Brewer fumbled, Baylor got stuffed twice on the 1-yard line and Brewer threw a bad interception after a questionable chop block call. Considering the Bears were down just 14 points at the half, every point would have mattered. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t stop shooting itself in the foot.

2. Brewer needs help

Early in the first quarter, freshman receiver Gavin Holmes went out with what appeared to be a left leg injury. After that, Brewer struggled to get help from his supporting class. Denzel Mims had another great game, but Brewer was constantly under duress because of offensive line lapses. Officially, there were only 4 quarterback hurries. It seemed like Texas Tech defenders were in his face every play. The running game played better, but eventually couldn’t make the sort of short-yardage plays the Bears needed to get into the end zone.

3. Young contributors

Linebacker Taylor Young is a senior. Otherwise, almost every other major contributor in this game was an underclassman. Quarterback Charlie Brewer had another hyper-productive game, despite his three costly turnovers. Every receiver to catch a pass was either a freshman or sophomore. Defensively, it was a group of young defensive backs making plays. Linebacker Jordan Williams and defensive lineman James Lynch added a couple of sacks. This was always a young roster. Luckily, the Bears can grow and continue to get better next season.

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