Baylor Bears News
10-20-14: The Bears committed 18 penalties for 215 yards, which hampered their offense and prevented their defense from making big plays. As a result, Baylor lost to West Virginia 41-27. Quarterback Bryce Petty threw for just 223 yards and two touchdowns. He was 16 of 36 passes. Baylor only ran for 95 yards on 42 attempts. The Bears failed to capitalize on three Mountaineer turnovers. Art Briles’ team has a bye this week.
10-15-14: The Bears scored 24 points in the final 10:39 capped by Chris Callahan's 28-yard field goal as time expired to beat TCU 61-58. QB Bryce Petty threw for 510 yards and six touchdowns. He was picked off twice though. Baylor had 782 yards of total offense, with Shock Linwood rushing for 178 yards and Antwan Goodley, Corey Coleman and KD Cannon each netting more than 100 yards receiving. Baylor travels to Morgantown this weekend to play West Virginia.
10-6-14: Baylor had one of their worst offensive outputs in quite some time, but they can thank their defense and special teams play. The Bears were up only 7-0 at half against Texas, but they turned that lead into a 28-7 win. QB Bryce Petty threw for only 111 yards on just 7 of 22 passing. He did throw two TDs and running back Shock Linwood rushed for 148 yards and a TD. The Bears have a massive Big 12 matchup this week against as the host AP No. 9 TCU.
10-1-14: Art Briles’ team continues to roll as Baylor beat Iowa State 49-28 this weekend. The Bears led 35-7 at half and finished with 601 total yards. Quarterback Bryce Petty accounting for 383 total yards and three total touchdowns. Petty threw for 336 yards and a touchdown. Running back Shock Linwood ran for three touchdowns, while Corey Coleman had 12 catches for 154 yards. Baylor travels to Austin this weekend to take Texas.
9-22-14: Baylor had a bye this week to give their offense some time to cool off as they prepare for Big 12 play. They outscored their nonconference opponents 178-27. Even with QB Bryce Petty missing a game because of cracked vertebrae, the Bears haven't been slowed down. They play an Iowa State team that's coming off a win over rival Iowa. The Bears have lost their last two trips to Ames, falling 35-21 there in 2012. If Baylor wants to secure a conference title and a playoff spot, they will need to play well on the road.
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.