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.