Baylor football NYE flashback: 1992 John Hancock Bowl

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Twenty-six years ago, legendary Baylor coach Grant Teaff led the Bears for the final time on the football field.

On December 31, 1992, Teaff recorded his 128th-career win at Baylor after the Bears defeated the Arizona Wildcats 20-15 in the John Hancock Bowl in El Paso.

The Wildcats' "Desert Swarm" defense put up a wall, allowing just 47 rushing yards on 43 carries to a run-heavy Bears offense.

Trailing 10-0 in the second quarter, Baylor called a halfback pass out of the Power-I formation. Brandell Jackson took a toss from J.J. Joe before floating a knuckleball down the middle of the field to Baylor's leading receiver Melvin Bonner for a 62-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 10-7.

Early in the third quarter, Joe made a quick pass to Bonner near the Baylor sideline. The eventual 69-yard touchdown connection gave the Bears a 14-13 advantage.

Trey Weir added a couple field goals for insurance, and the Bears' offense conceded a safety, but hung on for the win to conclude Teaff's 21-year run as Baylor head coach.