He was blitzed relentlessly with average protection, and manages to escape almost every time. The Bears lead in both categories with Shock Linwood at 121 yards rushing per game, and Corey Coleman with 153 yards receiving per game. Texas Tech was the opponent in the two games decided by fewer than 10 points. Instead, the balanced Bears left the Red Raiders behind in a hurry.
Maybe the bottom will fall out in October and November.
When hitting Oakman, full force is necessary, and it seems Clark had the same line of thinking on that play. Baylor is averaging 767 yards per game on offense including 387 passing and 380 rushing yards. This 28-point win was their smallest margin of victory yet. The offense has gained 6,487 yards during the same span, or about four miles, give or take a step. In today’s game though they played like they could be a national championship level team this season. Kingsbury has said Mahomes will not play if he isn’t his normal mobile self. “We really pushed that and emphasized that in the offseason as something that we can’t have”. We got behind and got out of our game plan. We can’t do that and expect to beat good teams. The first: This may be the best offense of Briles’ tenure.
The Bears are 4-0 for the third consecutive season for the first time since 1915-16. Mahomes threw for 392 yards and two touchdowns against TCU but was slowed by a knee injury suffered in the first quarter. It’s not as easy to call as you might think, especially with both Baylor and TCU now in the Top Five nationally.
Especially as it was against someone who came in without a blemish on their record, a 20-point win was an impressive one.
The Red Raiders have surrendered at least 680 yards in each of the last two games against No. 4 TCU (750) and Baylor (680). Now Kingsbury has embraced the idea of running the ball.
“Our reputation is pass-happy”, Drango said.
The Bears have the nation’s most productive offense. Which is true; we definitely have a great passing attack. Tech was helpless in yielding touchdowns on eight of the Bears’ first 10 possessions. “To their credit, they didn’t ever let up the whole game”.
Matt Hayes of The Sporting News moved Baylor right up to No. 1 in the country in his Four in, four out series. “You can’t breathe for a half second”.
Baylor is outscoring teams 64-23 this season. Oklahoma State leads the Big 12 in total defense and will try to force turnovers against a K-State offense that typically doesn’t make mistakes. The Bears’ kicking game controlled field position, while punter Drew Galitz was “unbelievable”, Briles said.
Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman is the most intimidating player in college football at 6-foot-9 and 275 pounds.
“I thought our attackers were very purposeful in finding different ways to score”, Fritz said of the Baylor match. “We’re trying to prove that we belong”.