Behind The Green & Gold: Baylor Puts Wrong Score On Rings

WACO (August 13, 2013) -- Art Briles isn't crazy. Actually, he's never been more serious.

"It's a reality and fact," he said.

Take a look at the box score and history will say Baylor beat UCLA in the Holiday Bowl 49-26. Just don't expect Briles to say the same thing.

"I was at the game, I saw the game," he said. "I saw we had 49, they had 19."

On the final play of the game, U-C-L-A was awarded a touchdown, even though replays clearly show it shouldn't have been a touchdown.

"It was kind of disgraceful to have that touchdown be scored or have them call it a touchdown," Baylor linebacker Eddie Lackey said.

Baylor's defense played one of its best games of the year and didn't want that touchdown taking away from a brilliant performance.

So Briles did what he felt was right: changed the score.

"He's done a lot of stuff to surprise me, so that little thing doesn't surprise me," Baylor wide receiver Tevin Reese said.

On Baylor's Holiday Bowl Championship rings, final score: 49-19, UCLA's final touchdown erased.

"That was the score of the game. It wasn't like, hey whaddya think? They saw it and thought that's a nice ring," Briles said.

"I think it's awesome having it on there…it makes you laugh, it's cool," Lackey said.

The record book and the ring may never agree on the final score, but there's one thing history will always get right.

"The more pleasing part is getting the win. That's all that really matters," Briles said.


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