Baylor on the rise once again

The Baylor Bears football team has continuously gained momentum each week this year. Following last week’s 71-7 rout against Iowa State, Baylor extended it’s winning streak to 10 games dating back to last season. Baylor currently leads the nation in points scored per game at 64.7 and is seventh in points allowed per game at 16.2. In fact, Baylor averages more than a point-per-minute in each game, as supported by CBS. Baylor averages 414 yards passing and 300.3 yards rushing per game as well. They rank third and seventh in the nation in those categories, respectively. Also, Baylor had its 33rd straight game of 400 yards or more in its game against Iowa State on Saturday, according to ESPN.

Baylor has risen in the AP poll every week this year. They started the season unranked and are now the No. 6 team in the country. The Bears jumped up six spots from the previous week, their largest change in ranking this year. The first BCS rankings were released this week as well and Baylor is No. 8, the highest ranking of any Big 12 team.

Baylor plays at unranked Kansas this weekend before it begins a slate of three top-25 Big 12 teams to begin November. Baylor has proven that its offense can stick to the game plan and its defense can give the team a chance to win in every game this season. The Bears should be able to handle the Jayhawks on both sides of the ball, but will have to be efficient and smart with their play. As seen with many schools around the country, especially in the SEC, injuries have ruined team’s BCS and even conference title hopes. As long as Baylor can avoid any mishaps and continue its strong play, then it should find itself confident and ready to show the country why it deserves to represent the Big 12 in a BCS bowl game.


One thought on “Baylor on the rise once again

  1. egrims

    It’s amazing that a team can go from unranked to No. 6 in the country in as little as six games. I like how you explained what Baylor needs to do in order to continue dominating their opponents. It might have been helpful to mention exactly which top-25 teams the team is going facing and whether each game is supposed to be as much of a blow-out as the first few. So far the Bears haven’t played any top teams, but they still continue to rise in the rankings. Imagine what might happen if they end up beating harder teams as well.


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