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Baylor Looking to Close Out Home Stadium in Style

The Baylor Bears have not looked like the unstoppable offensive machine the last two weeks, but the team still has a solid chance at winning the Big 12. If that alone wasn't enough to get you hyped up and ready for the game it is also the last one to ever be played in Floyd Casey Stadium.So with the Longhorns coming to town the school decided to release a little video--just in...
Via FatManWriting
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Central Florida to meet Baylor's high-flying offense in Fiesta Bowl

The Baylor Bears had been the perennial patsies of the Big 12, stringing together 14 straight losing seasons following the demise of the Southwest Conference in 1996. Art Briles changed the complexion of the program. Capping a steady climb to respectability, the sixth-ranked Bears earned their first conference title since 1980 by beating Texas and were rewarded with a spot in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor to take on Central Florida in Fiesta Bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Baylor Bears had been the perennial patsies of the Big 12, stringing together 14 straight losing seasons following the demise of the Southwest Conference in 1996. Art Briles changed the complexion of the program. Capping a steady climb to respectability, the sixth-ranked Bears earned their first conference title since 1980 by beating Texas and were...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Nab Two Commitments!

The Baylor Bears welcomed two new student-athletes to the family. These JUCO standouts fill a huge need at the Defensive Back position, and will enroll at Baylor in January! Come inside to meet the newest commitments!
Via baylor.scout.com
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why Baylor Will Beat UCF In The Fiesta Bowl

Of all the BCS matchups, it would appear the committee got it wrong with Baylor and UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.I am not one who thinks those thoughts. In fact, it may be the surprise game of the bowl season.Go ahead and laugh, but there are many media members who just assume Baylor is a better team and the team coached by George O’Leary is a small fraction of what a conference champion...
Via Football Nation
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor WR Reese expects to play in Fiesta Bowl

Baylor receiver Tevin Reese is getting the cast off his right wrist and expects to play in the Fiesta Bowl against No. 15 UCF. Reese dislocated his wrist when came down awkwardly in the first half against Oklahoma on Nov. 7. He missed the last four games for the Big 12 champion Bears. Reese says the cast will be removed Friday and that doctors will then give him a rehab plan. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fiesta Bowl: Someone’s going to win their first BCS Bowl

UCF Knights (11-1) vs. Baylor Bears (11-1) Wednesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN Line: Baylor by 17.5 How UCF got here: What if UCF had found a way to beat South Carolina in September? Could the Knights be playing in the championship game? Seems doubtful, but a 28-25 loss is all that kept UCF from running the table. The Knights did upset Louisville 38-35 and then fended...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor Is Going With Black Jerseys For The Fiesta Bowl

The Baylor Bears are looking to finish off a very strong 2013 campaign with a victory over UCF in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl. The game should be full of fireworks, as two potent offenses with star quarterbacks look to light up the scoreboard. Of course, the players want to look good for this one. This afternoon Baylor announced that the Bears will be sporting black jerseys for the...
Via College Spun
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor is what Briles built

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The king of Texas football is moving. Not from Waco, but from venerable Floyd Casey Stadium to a $235 million campus facility on the banks of the Brazos River. You can call it the house that Art built. Art Briles has turned No. 5 Baylor, Baylor, into the highest-ranked and perhaps most recruit-friendly football program in Texas -- and it might be safe to include...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Fiesta Bowl breakdown: Baylor vs. UCF

Baylor vs. UCF Wednesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP What does the UCF secondary have in the tank? They'll need every last drop, because the Baylor offense is unrelenting in the pressure it puts on opponents' defenses. The problem, of course, is that the Bears rank in the top-15 in both rushing and passing, so it's a pick-your-poison scenario. But in the Bears...
Via Fox Sports South
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 9 Baylor takes 6-minute slumber, then pounds Oral Roberts

Taurean Prince and the No. 9 Baylor Bears just needed some time to get on track in their first game after the Christmas break. They then got on quite a roll. Prince came off the bench and scored 10 of his 16 points in the go-ahead run as the Bears went on to an 81-55 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday night ''We just knew we had to get it going. You get down too much,...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF Knights vs. Baylor Bears: Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

On New Years Day the UCF Knights and Baylor Bears will face off against one another in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. No. 6 Baylor (11-1) finished one loss to Oklahoma State away from an unbeaten season while No. 15 UCF (11-1) was one of the surprise teams of the season. Coverage of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between Baylor and UCF will air on ESPN beginning at 8:30 pm ET from the Universtiy...
Via Tireball.com
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Baylor’s Bryce Petty Front-Flipped Into The End Zone For A Touchdown, His Mom Was Concerned

We have ourselves a nice shootout on our hands in the Fiesta Bowl between Baylor and Central Florida. Late in the second quarter, the Bears just brought themselves within one point of the Knights on a very nice 13-yard touchdown run by quarterback Bryce Petty. Petty actually front-flipped his way into the end zone in order to get over defensive back Jacoby Glenn (probably not the...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears can't stop UCF in 52-42 Fiesta upset defeat

Baylor's first BCS bowl appearance was a big-time bust. The sixth-ranked Bears, a 17-point favorite in the Fiesta Bowl at kickoff, never led against No. 15 Central Florida in a stinging 52-42 loss Wednesday night. This was supposed to be the most one-sided of all the BCS bowls this year, but UCF, not Baylor, had the unstoppable offense. The Bears did roll up 550 yards, but...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears can't stop UCF in Fiesta upset defeat

Baylor's first BCS bowl appearance was a big-time bust. The sixth-ranked Bears, a 17-point favorite in the Fiesta Bowl at kickoff, never led against No. 15 Central Florida in a stinging 52-42 loss Wednesday night. This was supposed to be the most one-sided of all the BCS bowls this year, but UCF, not Baylor, had the unstoppable offense. The Bears did roll up 550 yards, but UCF...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Loss to UCF Shows Art Briles Has Some Work To Do

It’s been a heck of a year for the Baylor Bears and Art Briles, but the same old problems led to a loss in the Fiesta Bowl to the UCF Knights.@RobSchumaker1/TwitterJanuary 1 marks the beginning of a new year; time for a fresh start. It means you can leave the last year and all its troubles where they belong---in the past. For a football coach that means no more worrying over losses...
Via FatManWriting
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Petty's Fiesta Bowl flip freaks out his mom (VIDEO/GIF)

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty scored an incredible touchdown by leaping over a Central Florida defender late in the first half of Wednesday's Fiesta Bowl. It's not often you see a quarterback pull off a play like this, but Petty sacrificed his own body on his way into the end zone.Petty took off from the thirteen with the football and, when he got close to the goal line...
Via The Other Paper
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Duke shows Twitter love for Blake Bortles, UCF after Fiesta Bowl

Lindsey Duke took to Twitter after the UCF Knights topped the Baylor Bears in the Fiesta Bowl, congratulating Black Bortles and the entire team.
Via Gamedayr
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Prince scores 15, leads Baylor to easy win

Reserve Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half, leading No. 9 Baylor to an 80-50 victory over Savannah State on Friday night. Cory Jefferson had 13 points for Baylor (12-1), and Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each scored 11 as Baylor won its 12th consecutive home game. Joshua Montgomery made four 3-pointers and scored 14 of his 15 points in the first half for...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Prince scores 15 off bench to lead No. 9 Baylor to blowout win

Taurean Prince thinks he's starting to better understand his role with Baylor. The results back him up. For the second consecutive game Prince came off the bench to provide a spark for the ninth-ranked Bears, scoring 12 of his 15 points in the first half of an 80-50 win over Savannah State. Cory Jefferson had 13 points for Baylor (12-1), and Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor RB Seastrunk entering NFL draft early

Big 12 rushing champ Lache Seastrunk is bypassing his senior season at Baylor to enter the NFL draft. Seatrunk said in a statement Monday that he's fully prepared to take the next step toward realizing his goal of playing in the NFL. Coach Art Briles says he appreciates ''the dedication and energy'' that Seastrunk brought to the team. The Oregon transfer played...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 rushing champ Seastrunk to leave Baylor, enter draft

Big 12 rushing champ Lache Seastrunk is bypassing his senior season at Baylor to enter the NFL draft. Seatrunk said in a statement Monday that he's fully prepared to take the next step toward realizing his goal of playing in the NFL. Coach Art Briles says he appreciates ''the dedication and energy'' that Seastrunk brought to the team. The Oregon transfer played...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lessons learned fueling Baylor's hot start

Baylor coach Scott Drew doesn't take long to point to the bridge that connects last year's team to this one. The Bears lost nine of their final 13 games in 2012-13 and missed the NCAA Tournament, but five of those losses came by five points or less. "A lot of our players last year were in those games for the first time," Drew said. "We all learn from experience...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg's 4-star recruit son interested in Baylor

Could the Doggs be headed for Texas? Rapper Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus is interested in possibly joining the Baylor Bears. "I got high interest in Baylor. I like how much they throw the ball. I also like their winning percentage," Broadus told 247Sports writer Ryan Bartow. Broadus is currently ranked as the nation's No. 64 overall prospect and the No. 4 wide...
Via Fox Sports West
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Statistical Review of the Baylor Offense

The Baylor football season is over. There will be no more games for this special team. So what else is there to do other than dive into the stats, and take a look at what the Baylor Bears accomplished this season and what they have coming back next year.
Via baylor.scout.com
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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