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Baylor’s Offense: Where it stands historically

Art Briles, Paul Rhoads AP

People aren’t fully appreciating what Baylor’s offense has done so far this year. Simply put, the Bears offense has a chance to wind up as the most prolific in college football history.

Here are just a few of the records that could fall at the hands of Art Briles’ latest masterpiece.

Let them sink in:

Yards gained per game: 624.9 by Houston in 1989.

Baylor is currently averaging 717.3 yards per game.

Most yards gained: 8,387 by Houston in 2011 (14 games)

The Bears are on pace to accumulate 9,324.9 yards in 13 games.

Highest average gain per play: 8.6 by Hawaii in 2006

Baylor is currently averaging 9.03 yards per play.

Most touchdowns running and passing: 96 by Oklahoma in 2008 (14 games)

The Bears are on pace for 106 running and passing touchdowns in 13 games.

Most touchdowns running and passing per game: 7, by Nebraska ’83 and Louisiana Tech ’12

Baylor is averaging 8.1 rushing and passing touchdowns per game.

Most points per game: 56, by Army in 1944

The Bears currently are averaging 63.9 points per game.

Most points scored: 652 in 13 games by Texas; 716 in 14 games by Oklahoma

Baylor is on pace to score 831 points.

Most touchdowns per game: 8.2 by Army in 1944

Baylor is averaging 8.7 TDs per game.

Most touchdowns scored: 99 by Oklahoma in 2008 (14 games)

The Bears are on pace to score 113 touchdowns in 13 games.

Again, there’s a long way to go, but if most of these numbers hold up, Baylor’s offense has to go down as one of the big stories of the year in college football.

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6 Responses to “Baylor’s Offense: Where it stands historically”
  1. allan357 says: Oct 28, 2013 2:21 AM

    Baylor is good — admittedly, REALLY good — but let’s not forget that they have yet to play a ranked team, and have only played twice on the road. Their remaining schedule includes:

    Oklahoma (7-1)
    Texas Tech (7-1)
    Oklahoma State (6-1)
    Texas (5-2)

    Let’s see exactly how they do when they’re playing conference teams that are vastly better than Kansas and Iowa State. After all, records only count at the end of a season.

  2. patriottony says: Oct 28, 2013 6:02 AM

    Gawd will it never end,,,You have some colleges that actually play ranked teams,,week in and week out, and even if they win, it is unlikely that they will run up 700 yds of offense or win by 62 like oregon does to wimpy teams. If baylor had to drag their butts around the SEC,,,,they would not be running up 700 yds a game, it is jsut that simple. If clemson or Miami played the Citadel or Costal carolina every week, they would put up the same numbers.

  3. drummerhoff says: Oct 28, 2013 10:09 AM

    “Gawd does it never end” …

    Some people have made up their minds about this team before seeing the games.

    I don’t know if Baylor is better than Bama, Oregon or FSU, but I have no doubt they would score a lot on any of those elite teams… Certainly more than A&M did against Bama. As for Baylor v Oregon or FSU, the total would be over 100 and the game would go down to the last play.

    So, I ask you, “Is this really what we want football to become?” Nick Saban wants to change the rules of the game so he doesn’t have to go against teams like Baylor … And people still want to question if Baylor is really good? Well, I guess your type will be the last to cross the finish line when Saban’s words go down in history as prophetic.

  4. mrsmell says: Oct 28, 2013 10:18 AM

    patriottony says:
    If baylor had to drag their butts around the SEC,,,,they would not be running up 700 yds a game, it is jsut that simple.
    Acutally they could. The SEC is very meager on the defensive side this year. Im willing to state that Baylor could put up 40 pts on TAMU, AUB, UK, FL, GA, MSST, LSU, VAND, ARK, and maybe MIZZ and USC. Wow, thats like the whole conference.

  5. greggatx says: Oct 28, 2013 10:16 PM

    mrsmell: Well said!!

  6. greggatx says: Oct 28, 2013 10:25 PM

    If you have not seen Baylor play you are missing out on history in the making. Those are some awesome stats! They are the ones I worry about the most. We play them in the last regular season game, on Pearl Harbor Day.

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