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Baylor vs. Iowa State 2012: 'The Year of the Bear is dead,' according to Our Daily Bears

The Baylor Bears continued their nightmarish season Saturday evening, losing their fourth straight game as the Iowa State Hawkeyes rolled, 35-21.

Last year's magical 2011 campaign now seems light years away and Our Daily Bears shared that sentiment in their post game recap. Mark C. Moore claimed "the Year of the Bear is dead," calling 2012 "an absolute disaster" before getting into further detail on his feelings from Saturday's game:

"Tonight, we saw the first true dropoff from 2011 in an offense that actually contributed far more to the loss than the defense, which obviously had its own struggles. When we needed points we couldn't get them. When we had a chance to keep the game close in the first half and third quarter we couldn't do it. Losing to Iowa State was 100% a team effort."

The Bears only managed 115 yards on 30 carries against Iowa State which is a far cry from the numbers Robert Grififn and company were putting up last year on the ground. Senior QB Nick Florence continued to put up gaudy numbers (426 yards, two touchdowns, one interception) but good portion of that came in garbage time.

As for the defense, they allowed 557 total yards with the Hawkeyes going on long drives that had them holding the ball for over 17 more minutes than the Bears.

For continued Baylor football analysis, head on over to Our Daily Bears.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.