Baylor's Offense is Impressive, May Get Better

Let's talk numbers shall we, in three games Baylor has averaged 751 yards a game and almost 70 points an outing. Quarterback Bryce Petty has completed 75% of his passes with 8 touchdowns and no picks. He's only played half the minutes of each Baylor game. That's fine, his back up is completing 77% of his throws and averaging 15 yards a completion.   

Remember Heisman hopeful Lache Seastrunk? He's only averaging 11 yards a carry. Now he, like Petty, doesn't see much of the second half. Imagine if he did. As it is he's only had 38 total carries. Receiver Antwan Goodley is averaging 26 yards a catch. Tevin Reece averages 23 yards a reception, so does Levi Norwood. The Bears have done all this, against inferior competition no doubt, without the thunder to Seastrunk's lightening. This week thunder comes home.

Glasco Martin returns to Baylor's lineup after suffering a broken ankle playing pick-up basketball. Martin rushed back against Wofford, played sparingly, re-injured the ankle the next week against Buffalo and was held out against ULM. Now he's close to 100% with a bye week and then a home date against West Virginia. The same West Virginia that got bombed out by Maryland on Saturday.

Baylor will make a statement against West Virginia. That statement will probably run along the lines of "we're here to win the Big 12. Get ready to deal with us." I'm not sure anyone in the Big 12 can deal with Baylor's offense. Maybe OSU or OU can outscore the Bears, but they'll need to get close to 50 points to do it.  

Posted on September 25, 2013 and filed under Southwest Round-Up, Sports.