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Floyd Casey closes with Big 12 win and record crowd


Just minutes after the Baylor Bears beat the Texas Longhorns 30-10 on Saturday evening, the team and fans took a moment to say goodbye to Floyd Casey Stadium.

Over 51,000 fans filled the stadium, breaking the previous attendance record. Once the Bears had won, thousands of those fans rushed the field to celebrate with the team.

"It was incredible to be a part of such a memorable game," said Baylor junior Ashley Smith, "To be present at the last game at Floyd Casey was so special and on top of it we won the Big 12 Championship on the same night. How awesome is that for the Baylor community."

This is the first Big 12 title for Baylor and this season was the best in the school's history, (11-1, 8-1 Big 12).

Baylor coach Art Briles emphasized the unity of the team, school administration and fans when speaking on the win.

"It was a tremendous crowd and a tremendous atmosphere," said Briles, "A lot of emotion, a lot of energy and a lot of support. We're deeply indebted to all the support we've received all year."

Texas head coach Mack Brown also gave Baylor kudos on the win. "The crowd was great tonight," Brown said, "It was a great way to finish and close Floyd Casey Stadium. They've done a good job. I told every kid that I could find congratulations because they sure have deserved it."

A representative from each decade of play at the Case was on hand to turn out six of the stadiums eight light poles. Those included were Gale Galloway (1950s), Don Trull (1960s), Jay Allison (1970s), Bruce Davis (1980s), Grant Teaff (1990s) and Cyril Richardson (2000s).

Baylor President Ken Starr turned off pole seven and finally coach Art Briles turned off the final light of Floyd Casey Stadium.

As the crowd cheered,  "case closed" could be heard over the loud speaker.

Floyd Casey has seen it's last Baylor game, but the Bears are now on to the Fiesta Bowl. They'll go up against University of Central Florida on Jan. 1 in Tempe, AZ.
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