Baylor coach Art Briles started talking on Monday about the significance of the team’s wild comeback victory over TCU. Never once did he mention the playoffs.
As for the No. 5 Bears having to depend on their running game, needing some big special teams plays and scoring only half their previous season average in a grind-it-out 28-7 win at Texas, that doesn’t bother Briles, either.
In his first season in the Big 12, new Texas coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted his role as underdog this week against No. 7 Baylor.
Baylor easily got through its nonconference schedule with three lopsided victories in 13 days before taking a break.
Baylor coach Art Briles prefers to avoid certain labels for players not necessarily considered first-teamers in the eighth-ranked Bears’ fast-paced, big-play offense.
Coach Art Briles says Petty should be able to go when the eighth-ranked Bears play at Buffalo on Friday night. Petty missed Baylor’s last game with two cracked small bones in his back.
Petty sat out the Bears’ 70-6 victory Saturday night over FCS team Northwestern State because of two cracked small bones in his back.
KD Cannon burst past the Northwestern State secondary for TD catches of 50, 81 and 42 yards in the first quarter Saturday. That pushed the Bears (2-0) to a big early lead on way to a 70-6 victory.
Baylor coach Art Briles knows his young talent on offense is getting some valuable early experience.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty says he plans to play for the 10th-ranked Bears in Saturday’s night game against Northwestern State despite two cracked small bones in his back.
The shiny new stadium on the edge of the Baylor campus along the Brazos River is ready for its big debut.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.