Bryce Petty is talking BCS championship game. The Baylor quarterback's goal is looking more realistic with each passing week.
The Bears jumped six spots to No. 6 in The Associated Press poll on Sunday ahead of their Big 12 clash with Kansas on Saturday. They were eighth in the first BCS rankings.
There are two reasons for the rapid rise: Baylor had its fourth game this year with at least 70 points and 700 yards in a 71-7 victory against Iowa State on Saturday night. It was the largest margin of victory in a conference game in school history.
And the Bears got a lot of help, with six teams above them in the AP poll losing. So forgive Petty for having a hard time containing himself after another offensive show was accompanied by a defense that just missed its first shutout in the Big 12.
"My goal, our goal is Pasadena," Petty said after throwing for 343 yards and two touchdowns and running for another score. "I think it was a far-out stretch dream for a lot of people, but not for ...