Baylor Bears News
9-15-14: The Baylor Bears are a much better team than Buffalo. Everybody suspected Baylor would blowout Buffalo and they did with a 63-21 victory. Baylor jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead and the game was over. Buffalo fought hard in the second half, but even with Baylor playing its second string, the Bulls were outscored 28-21 in the final two quarters. Baylor outgained Buffalo 669 yards to 394 yards. Baylor is idle this week.
9-9-14: If Baylor truly wants to have a shot at the national title, then they must schedule better non-conference opponents. With SMU in Week 1 and FCS Northwestern State this past weekend, the Bears haven’t had a challenge yet. They were without several key offensive players, but they still racked up 720 yards and reached 70 points for the fifth time in its last 14 games beating the Demons 70-6. Backup quarterback Seth Russell, who started for the injured Bryce Petty, threw five touchdown passes in the first half and finished with 438 yards total while rushing for a TD. They travel to western New York this coming weekend to take on Buffalo. Expect another blowout win there.
9-4-14: The Bears were their dominant
self on offense last weekend in their 45-0 rout of SMU. However, it was the Baylor defense that impressed me. AP No. 10 Baylor held SMU to just 67 yards of total offense, including minus-24 on the ground thanks to nine sacks of the three SMU quarterbacks. Baylor also had three takeaways, keeping the Mustangs from ever sniffing the red zone. Quarterback Bryce Petty, who left the game at half with an apparent back injury, will be ready to go when Baylor plays host to Northwestern State.