After all those touchdowns by the third-ranked Bears comes an extra point. With nine more in the last game, Jones became the NCAA career leader with 260 made PATs.
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 Cowboys were the preseason pick by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the league. But after an early loss at West Virginia, they have taken a bit of a backseat to Baylor’s undefeated run.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
Shawn Long got called for a foul only 34 seconds into the game for Louisiana-Lafayette. That was a bad sign of things to come for the Ragin’ Cajuns against No. 23 Baylor.
Baylor’s Bryce Petty is probably on the outside looking in on the Heisman Trophy, but a trip to New York for the ceremony is well within reach.
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.
While often overlooked because of all the outrageous numbers put up by their high-scoring offense, the fourth-ranked Bears also have the Big 12′s best defense.
The Red Raiders are hoping to change that this year. But after dropping the last three games after a 7-0 start some players might be concerned about the past repeating itself.
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.
The conference has just one team in the top 10 in No. 4 Baylor. It’s no coincidence that the Bears are also the only team in the league to have essentially one quarterback, Bryce Petty, behind center all season.
Florida State took firm hold of second place in the BCS standings behind top-ranked Alabama and grabbed the inside track to the national championship game.