With an offense on pace to set major college records at 61 points and 685 yards a game, the Bears (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) are riding a school-best 13-game winning streak, have matched their highest-ever AP ranking and fourth in the BCS standings.
The Bears and Buckeyes have little hope of catching first-place Alabama or second-place Florida State in the race to the BCS championship without a loss from one of the top two.
Bryce Petty threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more as No. 4 Baylor stayed undefeated, overcoming its first double-digit deficit of the season in a 63-34 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday night.
The Bears, fifth in the BCS standings, take a school-record 12-game winning streak into Saturday night’s game against Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3) in the NFL stadium.
Briles told The Associated Press on Wednesday night he is really “humbled and blessed” by the new deal that goes into effect after this season.
Trent Shelton started out playing football for the Baylor Bears, and then later in the NFL. But he found his true calling as a motivational speaker.
Reese hurt his wrist after coming down awkwardly on an incompletion late in the first half of Baylor’s 41-12 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday night.
When their fast-paced, high-scoring offense sputtered early, the fifth-ranked Bears’ largely overshadowed but consistently solid defense kept stopping No. 12 Oklahoma.
The fifth-ranked Baylor Bears passed their first big test with ease, staying undefeated with a 41-12 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday, their first Top 25 opponent this season.
The Bears play their first ranked opponent of the season Thursday night at home against No. 12 Oklahoma.
When Oklahoma revamped its defense during the offseason, it was because the Sooners knew they would face games similar to the one that they will play on Thursday.
The Bears moved up to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, their best ranking in 60 years. Baylor fit nicely with the first group Saturday as the top teams romped.