Texas Longhorns Defeat Baylor Bears to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

By October 31, 2016News & Events

DAPHNE, Ala. – University of Texas kicker Trent Domingue kicked a 39-yard field goal with 46 seconds left on the clock to give the Longhorns a 35-34 upset win on Saturday against the previously undefeated Baylor Bears. The win earned Texas its second College Football Game of the Week honor of the season from the United States Sports Academy.

Texas (4-4) had to rally from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 6 Baylor (6-1) and earn its second consecutive win over the Bears. Leading 31-28 to start the fourth quarter, Baylor extended its lead to 34-26 with a 24-yard field goal from Chris Callahan with 8:54 left to play.

The Longhorns answered with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Shane Buechele to Andrew Beck but failed to complete a 2-point conversion attempt, pulling within two points of the Bears at 34-32 with seven minutes left in the game. Domingue’s kick with less than one minute to play sealed the victory for Texas.

Texas running back D’Onta Foreman rushed for 250 yards and scored first half touchdowns on runs of 37 and 9 yards. Buechele completed 12 of 21 passes for 291 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Receiver Armanti Foreman caught four passes for 142 yards and a touchdown. On defense, the Longhorns sacked Baylor quarterback Seth Russell six times and intercepted him once.

The Longhorns have been selected as the Academy’s Game of the Week winner twice this season. On 6 September, Texas’s 50-47 double overtime win against Notre Dame was picked as the Game of the Week.

A blue ribbon panel of 17 members consisting of former college football coaches and athletic directors and including Academy faculty selects the weekly winner of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Week Award by ballot. The committee is chaired by former U.S. Naval Academy athletic director Jack Lengyel. At the conclusion of the college football season, the panel selects the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year.

The College Football Game of the Year Award is part of the Academy’s Awards of Sport series, a function of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), which was established as “a tribute to the artist and the athlete.”

Each year at the conclusion of the college football season painter Daniel Moore, the ASAMA 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy to render a painting depicting a memorable and pivotal moment to commemorate the selected College Football Game of the Year. In addition, the Academy contributes $5,000 to the winning university’s scholarship fund.

Fans are encouraged to follow the Academy’s Game of the Year process and compare their selected games of the week to the committee’s selection.

Based in Daphne, Ala., the United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call (251) 626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.

Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 2,000 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, go to www.asama.org.