Baylor (8-5) proved to be unstoppable in an overwhelming 49-26 win over No. 17 UCLA in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego Thursday night.
Leading the nation in total offense with 387.7 yards per game, the Bears got things rolling quickly with a 21-0 lead and kept the Bruins scorless in the first quarter. Baylor led 35-10 at halftime and never looked back, led by junior running back Glasco Martin who ran for three touchdowns.
However, Baylor's defense proved to be a force to be reckoned with as well, sacking Bruin quarterback Brett Hundley six times. But despite a lack of pass protection, Hundley managed to complete 26 of 50 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns in the game—setting UCLA's season passing record with 3,740 yards. Cade McNown previously held the record with 3,470 yards in 1998.
The Bruins season ends with a 9-5 record under first-year head coach Jim Mora Jr. Mora has been touted for giving UCLA a new sense of toughness and confidence, though the team lost its final three games of the year—losing twice to Stanford before tonight's bowl loss.