As Baylor’s offense continues to dazzle, an overlooked aspect of the Bears’ program is its depth. It’s group of wide receivers is as deep as any in the country.
No. 8 Baylor leads the Buffalo Bulls at halftime 35-0, and the Bears offense continues to play at an extremely high level even without its top receivers in the lineup.
Baylor is missing its top four receivers, which means the next nine on the depth chart will get plenty of snaps.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 13, 2014
Freshman K.D. Cannon is quickly developing into a superstar. Cannon has five receptions for 171 yards, which includes a dynamic 89-yard touchdown reception. Cannon entered the game ranked sixth in the country with 282 receiving yards. His performance Friday night will take him into the weekend as the nation’s leader in receiving yardage.
Cannon isn’t the only receiver playing at a high level for Baylor.
Junior Jay Lee also has five receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has completed passes to five different targets for 329 yards and pair of touchdown tosses.
The Bears aren’t expected to let up in the second half.
Baylor head coach Art Briles said at halftime, “We don’t feel we have a big lead.”
Buffalo, meanwhile, has 78 total yards of offense.
Expect the Bears’ wide receivers to continue padding their stats in the second half, and there isn’t much Buffalo can do to stop Baylor.