What We Saw: Baylor 38 Rice 10

There was a football game sandwiched around the MOB performance. Oh and Art Briles was there. So what did we see. 

- Tyler Stehling might not be the answer at quarterback. Stehling was bad, by far his worst start of 2016, 8-25 for a grand total of 33 yards. He threw a lot of 50/50 balls that didn't give his receivers a chance to make a play. His running is ok, but not enough to justify his passing issues. 

- Baylor has issues, besides it's kicker wanting to fight dudes on the sideline, their offensive line is sketchy at best against sub-par opponents. Sorry Rice that's you. Oh and SMU, that's you too. The Bears have yet to play a complete game, taking entire halves off and looking disinterested on defense. 

- JaMycal Hasty might just be the best back on the Baylor roster. Hasty, a freshman from Longview, goes north and south and has the speed to break a play at any time. Look for more of him as the season moves along. 

- Darik Dilliard and the running game arrived for the Owls. Finally. Through two games Rice's rush offense had been non-existent for the most part, against BU, Dilliard ran for 124 yards and eight yards a pop. Austin Walter averaged six yards a carry and hybrid QB/Receiver Nate German is an intriguing tool for the toolbox.

- Baylor's defensive team speed continues to be a difference maker. The Bears defensive line is disruptive and the secondary is a great safety net. In the redzone the Bears are a handful, they don't make it easy for teams to get seven. This may be Phil Bennett's best coaching job.  

Posted on September 17, 2016 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.