Baylor has an action-packed series of events coming up over the next two days. Let’s talk about it. We can argue about who “started” the Homecoming tradition that most schools now follow, but one thing is clear: Baylor’s is one of the oldest in the country, if not the absolute oldest.
The defending national champions were picked third in the Big 12. Kansas was picked first, and Texas was second. Coaches can’t vote for their own teams, so Bill Self joined one other coach in voting Texas first.
Flagler looks to have Baylor back in the Final Four More than six months removed from hitting a three that extinguished any hope Gonzaga would beat Baylor in the national title game, Adam Flagler is preparing for what will probably be his final season in Waco.
Check out odds, insights and more in our betting preview for the Baylor Bears vs. BYU Cougars college football matchup on October 16, 2021. Oddsmakers give the Baylor Bears (5-1) the advantage on Saturday, October 16, 2021 against the No.
Grading the Offense and Through the First Half Of the Season 6 Games behind us and the Bears are sitting at 5-1. Who would have thought we would be 5-1 at this point in the season...um, besides this guy?
We’re going to face BYU in style. The Sailor Bear helmets that debuted in 2018 to rave reviews may be becoming a Homecoming tradition. The Bears did not don these spectacular hats last year, Aranda’s first, but did so in 2019 and will do so again on Saturday, making that 3 of the last 4 years.
Did you realize it has been seven years? There isn’t a very good reason for this post to exist other than to note that today, October 11, 2021, is the seven-year anniversary of what I termed at the time “The Miracle on the Brazos 2.0,” or what is more commonly referred to now as 61-58.
Baylor beat WVU pretty good this past Saturday, and West Virginia is not a bad team. Given what I saw in person, learned from listening to Aranda and the players, and then breaking down the game over the past few days, here are my most important lessons from this game that I think matter for the rest of Baylor’s season: 1.
Check out odds, insights and more in our betting preview for the Baylor Bears vs. BYU Cougars college football matchup on October 16, 2021. The No. 19 BYU Cougars (5-1) will look to defy oddsmakers when they square off against the Baylor Bears (5-1) on Saturday, October 16, 2021 as 4.5-point underdogs.
One book has the spread as high as Baylor -4. Yesterday at the game, I told someone that I thought the spread for Saturday’s Homecoming game could be as high as BYU -10 given that the Cougars were undefeated and looked like a top-10 team.
5-1! Behind an excellent day from Gerry Bohanon and superb defensive line performance, Baylor (5-1, 2-1) destroyed West Virginia (2-4, 0-3) 45-20. The Bears led 45-13 halfway through the fourth quarter before the Mountaineers added a late touchdown to make the score closer than the game.
Obviously, the NCAA slammed Briles and Baylor for their collective failure to act when information was presented that Bears players may have committed violent crimes, but didn’t want to set a precedent for similar cases.