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Baylor overwhelms Texas Tech with all-around effort

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How is this year’s Baylor team different from recent versions?

The last few years, it was all about offense and nothing else. This year, the offense is better than ever, but the defense and special teams are also contributing, which is why this year’s Baylor team has a chance to run the table.

Look at No. 4 Baylor’s 63-34 win over Texas Tech on Saturday night as an example.

When the Bears were down 20-7 early to the Red Raiders, they didn’t rely just on their big play offense to come back. They took advantage of a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown by Levi Norwood and then an amazing interception by K.J. Morton to set up a touchdown that would give Baylor a lead it would never relinquish.

Given an inch by its special teams and its defense, the Baylor offense took a mile against Texas Tech.  Heisman Trophy candidate Bryce Petty threw for 335 yards and 3 touchdowns and added another 2 scores on the ground to key Baylor’s ninth win.

And while Texas Tech scored 34 points and accumulated 457 yards, the Baylor defense was opportunistic enough to force three key turnovers that led to 21 Bear points.

Baylor now improves to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the Big 12. Texas Tech loses its fourth straight and falls to 7-4 and 4-4.

It didn’t matter whether Baylor passed it or ran it, the result was the same. Freshman Shock Linwood had his second-straight huge game, rushing for 184 yards in place of Lache Seastrunk, who sat out the game with a groin injury. All together, the Bears rolled up 673 total yards.

This Baylor team is for real and it might face its ultimate test next week when it travels to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State.  Win that one and we might see the Bears become the the ultimate BCS buster.

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4 Responses to “Baylor overwhelms Texas Tech with all-around effort”
  1. v2the4 says: Nov 16, 2013 11:57 PM

    Wow, that was just awe inspiring what Baylor pulled off tonight, considering they spotted Tech a 14-0 and 20-7 early first quarter leads…..

    that track meet next week between Baylor and Oklahoma St might turn into a real basketball game on field turf….I expect both of them to score in the 40′s

  2. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 17, 2013 10:10 AM

    With all due respect, Baylor.

    Tech was overrated.Oklahoma was overrated.

    A Sagarin Strength of Schedule of 85 is not a foundation of NATIONAL strength. That may be good for the Big 12, not against the likes of Stanford, Oregon or Florida State.

    Beat OSU in Stillwater in the same fashion and follow it up against Texas, then you’ll be worthy.

  3. BrownsTown says: Nov 17, 2013 10:32 AM

    I’m sure all of the Arena League scouts were in attendance.

  4. artisan3m says: Nov 17, 2013 2:08 PM

    With all due respect, Staqgg, Baylor beat the $hit out of Tech and Oklahoma ~ and everybody else they have faced. Of course its hard to give the Bears any recognition because they are ~ ~ Baylor. That said, their season is on the line Saturday against Okla State (#9 this week). Or do you think the Cowboys are overrated, too? As is everyone else the Bears blow away?

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