That didn't matter.
The Bears were able to stave off the Red Raiders final drive in overtime and when Seth Doege's 4th and 5 pass to Eric Ward hit the turf it was over. The win is Baylor's second consecutive over Tech.
The Red Raiders started quickly, grabbing an early 14-0 lead on rushing touchdowns by Doege and Kenny Williams. But the Bears responded with a Glasco Martin touchdown.
Doege found Eric Ward to make it 21-7 but Baylor answered when Nick Florence found Levi Norwood to make it 21-14 heading into halftime.
And then, things got wild.
After a Ryan Bustin field goal, Florence ran for a touchdown to make it 24-21.
On the ensuing kickoff, Jakeem Grant did something that hadn't been done by Tech in 10 years: return it all the way. Grant went 97 yards to make it 31-21.
The Bears answered with a Florence to Lanear Sampson touchdown to cut the lead down to three. And then Baylor took their first lead when Doege was flushed from the pocket and threw an errant pass that Eddie Lackey intercepted and returned for a touchdown to make it 35-31.
The Red Raiders got back on track when Doege found Darrin Moore on a fade route in the end zone to make it 38-35. Then, the Bears ran a carbon copy with Florence finding Terrence Williams for four-yard touchdown to retake the lead.
But it was another Doege to Moore connection that gave Tech a 45-42 lead.
Aaron Jones booted a 22-yard field goal to tie it up at 45.
Then disaster nearly struck for Tech when a Doege pass was redirected off an offensive lineman and into Lackey's waiting hands -- his second interception of the day.
But Jones missed a 48-yard field goal to send the game to overtime.
Baylor had the ball first, and promptly scored on a four-yard run by Martin to go up 52-45.
The Red Raiders were penalized for holding on their very first play, ultimately leading to the Doege incomplete pass that sealed the victory for the Bears.