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Russell shines in debut with 6 TDs as Bears blow out SMU late, 56-21

DALLAS – After two weeks of turmoil and distractions, Seth Russell wasn’t going to let anything stop him from having a splashy debut as Baylor’s No. 1 quarterback once he stepped into SMU’s Gerald J.

Baylor-SMU notebook: Coleman racks up yards; Stidham sees first action; Young injured

DALLAS — It took all of two catches for Corey Coleman to surpass the 100-yard mark in Baylor’s 56-21 win over SMU Friday.

Russell shines in debut with 6 TDs

DALLAS – After two weeks of turmoil and distractions, Seth Russell wasn’t going to let anything stop him from having a splashy debut as Baylor’s No. 1 quarterback once he stepped into SMU’s Gerald J.

Baylor’s high-flying offense just getting warmed up in blowout over SMU

Baylor can score faster than the time it took you to read this sentence. The Bears put on a big-play clinic on Friday night in front of a hostile crowd at Gerald J. Ford Stadium, scoring eight touchdowns—six of which came through the air. The opening drive should have been a good clue as to how the rest of the game was going to go, as Baylor scored a touchdown on its first offensive...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 4 Baylor plenty of offense in opener at SMU

DALLAS (AP) -- Seth Russell threw for 376 yards with three of his five touchdowns to Jay Lee, and the new starting quarterback also ran for a score as fourth-ranked Baylor finally got back on the field with 56-21 victory at SMU on Friday night. The Bears got to start fresh after the long, long offseason that followed their playoff snub despite a second consecutive Big 12 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seth Russell throws five TDs as No. 4 Baylor smashes SMU

DALLAS -- Seth Russell threw for 376 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for a score to help fourth-ranked Baylor open the season with a 56-21 victory at SMU on Friday night. The two-time defending Big 12 champion Bears finally got to start fresh after the long, long offseason that followed their playoff snub last season. SMU played its first game for new coach Chad Morris, Clemson...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor QB Seth Russell Hits WR KD Cannon For A 36-Yard Touchdown

College football fans wondered if the Baylor Bears would be the same high-flying, high scoring team they have grown to love with Seth Russell at the helm since Bryce Petty is now with the Jets. Could Art Briles have another great quarterback on his hands in Seth Russell? Or will the law of averages take over and give him a dud?Well--with 28 points in the first quarter it is safe...
Via FatManWriting
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: SMU Player Hurts Knee Celebrating Big Kick-Off Return

SMU has surprised the world by actually hanging with the Baylor Bears through a half. The players ahve to be pretty energized about still being in it after the horrible way the team played last year. It isn't  a win yet, but to actually compete with a solid teamm is not something the Mustangs are accustomed to.One guy got a little too excited after a big kickoff return and may have...
Via FatManWriting
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 4 Baylor ready to end long offseason with opener at SMU

DALLAS (AP) -- Art Briles and the Baylor Bears have been through a long, long offseason since winning a share of their second consecutive Big 12 Conference title. After being the first team left out of the initial College Football Playoff, the Bears led by 20 points in the fourth quarter on New Year's Day before losing to Michigan State. "We're still in pain from the Cotton Bowl...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baylor suspends Oakman, Stewart for SMU game; Ketchum arrested on pot charge

Shawn Oakman and Orion Stewart, two of the top defensive players on Baylor University’s reigning Big 12 Conference championship team, will miss the team’s opener against SMU Friday due to a violation

Baylor suspends DE Shawn Oakman for opener

The Baylor Bears begin their quest for sole ownership of a Big 12 title tonight against SMU, but the team will have to do so without one of its key players. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, massive defensive end Shawn Oakman will miss the game as he has been suspended for it due to a violation of team rules. Defensive back Orion Stewart was also suspended. Baylor DE Shawn Oakman...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears Suspends Defensive Star For Season Opener Vs. SMU

It probably will do nothing to change the outcome, but the SMU Mustangs just caught a mild break before their game against the Baylor Bears. SMU won’t have to face one of the top defensive lineman (and physical beasts) in all of college football, as defensive end Shawn Oakman and a teammate will have to sit out the opener: Have confirmed Shawn Oakman and Orion Stewart suspensions...
Via Gamedayr
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baylor All-American DL Oakman, DB Stewart suspended for season opener

Baylor All-American defensive lineman Shawn Oakman will miss the Bears' opener against SMU for a violation of team rules, the school announced on Thursday night. All-Big 12 defensive back Orion Stewart also has been suspended for one game. The 6-foot-9, 271-pound Oakman, a senior, set a Baylor record with 11 sacks in 2014 to go with 19.5 tackles for loss. Stewart had 82 tackles...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 4 Baylor defenders Oakman, Stewart suspended for opener

DALLAS (AP) Fourth-ranked Baylor will be without defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart in its season opener Friday night at SMU. The two starters have been suspended after violating unspecified team rules. A school spokesman said Oakman and Stewart would both be back for the Bears' home opener Sept. 12 against Lamar. The school gave no other details. Both were All...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baylor to wear all-white uniforms vs SMU

The Baylor Bears have been known for having some of the more unique football uniforms in all of college football. Their uniform for Friday’s game against SMU is no different. Baylor shared a photo of the all-white uniform that they will be wearing for their first game. Art Briles’ fourth-ranked team will be certainly looking the part as they take the field in Dallas. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Football Schedule 2015: Baylor Bears Game Dates

The high-flying Baylor Bears offense put up points in bunches last season and after being snubbed by the college football...
Via COED
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Baylor Bears Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just days away, and the Baylor Bears are looking to make it to the College Football Playoff after feeling they were unfairly passed over last season. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Baylor’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #5 Baylor

The college football staff at SQ have put together a ranking of the top-25 teams heading into 2015. To get our readers prepared for the upcoming season, the staff has created a preview for each one of these teams. Auburn came in at #6, but today’s focus is on #5 Baylor.Team: BaylorSQ Ranking: 52014 Record: 11-2Finish in AP Poll: 7thHead Coach: Art Briles (8th year)Key Arrivals...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor could face legal fallout over rape case

As speculation mounts on just how much Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles knew about former player Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past, the university itself could soon be in hot water over its handling of the matter. Per a report by Matthew Watkins of The Texas Tribune, legal experts say that Baylor could find itself questioned by both lawyers and federal investigators regarding its...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor utilizing new technology for athletic performance

The Baylor Bears have gone all the way to Europe and Slovenia to find a company that provides muscle diagnostic tools recently being used to help deter injury and catalog muscle development. Andrew Althoff, Director of Applied Performance, says, “Coach Briles is always pushing them to go out and about and finding the latest piece of technology that nobody else is using.” The...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles must come forward now to avoid epic downfall

Over the past 24 hours, rumors have been swirling about whether or not Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles knew about the violent past of defensive lineman and former Boise State Broncos player Sam Ukwuachu. If he did, he simply needs to resign now to avoid a complete and utter PR nightmare for both himself and the Bears program. Earlier this week, Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Coach Defends School Accepting Player Later Convicted Of Sexual Assault

It’s a case of he said, he said involving two coaches in major college football. After former Baylor Bears player Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of a sexual assault involving a soccer player at the school, coach Art Briles is defending the university in saying he didn’t know about past issues Ukwuachu had at Boise State, his first college: Ukwuachu transferred in to Baylor in...
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Freshman Quarterback Jarrett Stidham Has Added Over 20 Pounds Of Muscle Since Enrolling In January

Jarrett Stidham was one of the top recruits in Baylor’s 2015 class. The five-star quarterback, who 247Sports ranked No. 1 among dual-threat players, has apparently made some serious gains since arriving in Waco in January. According to USA Today’s Paul Myerberg, Stidham has put on between 20-30 pounds since January. Baylor 5* freshman QB Jarrett Stidham has put on 20-30 lbs...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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