Our Daily Bears: The Baylor -- Oklahoma Preview. Get Hyped.
9-0 Baylor. 8-1 Oklahoma. Thus far, the matchup of the 2019 Big 12 season. Oklahoma, with its otherworldly offense and improved defense, comes to Waco, where the Bears are being carried by an unbelievably resurgent defense and offense with explosive potential. What a scene it will be this Saturday.Beyond the big picture narrative of this game, this is an incredibly intriguing matchup of players and scheme. When Oklahoma has the ball, it is the unstoppable force against the immovable object. When Baylor faces OU's defense, it's a matchup of two units who have showed serious potential this season but have really faltered the past two weeks.
The Baylor Lariat: No. 11 Bears defeat TCU in triple overtime showdown
By DJ Ramirez | Sports EditorTwo words: triple overtime. That's what it took for No. 12 Baylor football to remain undefeated after retching a 29-23 victory out of the hands of TCU Saturday in Fort Worth. With neither team reaching the end zone during regulation and the score tied at nine, the Bears and the Horned Frogs combined for five touchdowns with Baylor putting the stop on TCU in the final drive and clinch the win.
"I'll tell you what I'm most proud of," head coach Matt Rhule said. "We stormed the field when we thought we won the game and they came back and said it was a touchdown.
Our Daily Bears: Thrice is Nice: Baylor Beats TCU 29-23 in Three Overtimes
Great defense, timely offense and making your own luck. That formula brought Baylor to 8-0, and despite not scoring a touchdown in regulation, it brought Baylor to 9-0. The undefeated Bears will take on Oklahoma at 6:30 on Saturday in Waco. That game will likely be College GameDay.Baylor trailed 9-6 with 2:00 left. After a long drive, the Bears had back-to-back false starts. Charlie Brewer missed a wide open Josh Fleeks on 3rd and 20 to win the game. Matt Rhule sent John Mayers out there for a 51 yard field goal. The man made it.
Entering overtime, Baylor had been anemic moving the ball all day.
Our Daily Bears: WVU GAME IN CAT GIFs and GROWL-O-WEEN TAILGATING WITH BNT
The Growl-O-Ween game will be added to my favorite game day experiences list as it had a little bit of everything like costumes, candy, Halloween themed tailgates, a perfect Fall night for football, and a great game. There was as much excitement in the stands as on the field. During the crucial blocked field goal in the 4th Q by our Bears, I was breaking up a fight between a very mature WVU fan and a very mature BU fan. At least they still had some fight left in them...sorta. All I had to do was raise my voice and they settled down just in time for the key play.
Our Daily Bears: 3 Keys to a Baylor Victory on Saturday
1.) Eye Discipline - TCU has one of the best rushing attacks in the whole conference. Led by two senior running backs, Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua, the Horned Frogs rushing attack offers a diverse variety of weapons. Anderson is more of the home-run hitting speedster, Sewo is the prototypical power back that is most effective in short-yardage situations, and Max Duggan has proven to have deceptive athleticism with the ability to make defenders miss. Consequently, TCU relies on the zone-read a lot and they are fairly good at it. And if Baylor is to stop the potent rushing attack, good linebacker play is especially important.
Our Daily Bears: Baylor Football and Basketball Fans 100% Confident in SB Nation FanPulse
Our SB Nation FanPulse is a collection of Baylor voters. 100% approve of the direction of the football program:
The Baylor Lariat: Sporterberg on CFB: CFP Rankings review
By Matthew Soderberg | Sports WriterThe initial College Football Playoff rankings came out Tuesday night to some eyeball emojis. Ohio State is ranked No. 1 in the country by the committee, while LSU, Alabama and Penn State round out the top five. I've got some issues here.
Ohio State is currently third in Strength of Record, an ESPN metric used to determine how hard a team's win-loss record would be to obtain. Sitting above them are LSU and Penn State, two teams ranked below them.
They've beaten two teams that were ranked at the time of the game, blowing out both No.
The Baylor Lariat: Lady Bears set record in season opener
By Jessika Harkay | Sports WriterThe No. 2 Lady Bears did something they never did before in program history in their season opener Tuesday night. Against the University of New Hampshire, Baylor not only shutout their opponents in the first quarter, but held them to only three points in the first half, setting up their 97-29 victory against the Wildcats.
Baylor led 51-3 into the half, marking a Big 12 and Baylor record and showing why it was ranked first in field goal percentage defense (.318) in the 2018-19 season. It took until the final five minutes of the game for New Hampshire to claim more points (26) than turnovers (23).
Our Daily Bears: Baylor Ranked No. 12 in College Football Playoff Committee Rankings
Baylor is ranked No. 12 in the first rankings of the College Football Playoff Committee.They shift these quite a bit, so I don't put too much in these early rankings. If Baylor's undefeated, they're making it. If they lose, they need a ton of help.
Oklahoma State is No. 23. Kansas State is No. 16. Oklahoma is No. 9.
Baylor should be ranked higher. If OK State is No. 23, and KSU is No. 16, then Baylor shouldn't be ranked below Auburn and Florida--a couple of two loss teams. Though undefeated Minnesota is No. 17.
The Baylor Lariat: No. 10 Bears defense holds strong in Halloween victory
By DJ Ramirez | Sports EditorAnother defensive battle, another slow offensive game. In the end, the then No. 12 Baylor football team still managed to scrape out a 17-14 win in a strange Halloween game against West Virginia.
On a night when the offensive line and special teams played under the standard set by head coach Matt Rhule, Baylor's defense continued to be elite, especially in the fourth quarter.
"They are a tough, resilient group," Rhule said. "We are still learning that it's okay just to play defense and not worry; if the offense is not clicking, it doesn't matter, keep playing defense.
The Baylor Lariat: 2019 World Series presents pitching, home game woes
By Michael Knight | ReporterOn Wednesday night, the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 in game seven of the 2019 World Series to win their first title in franchise history. As Daniel Hudson struck out Michael Brantley to end it, a massive celebration by the Nationals began on the field.
It was a dramatic, seven-game series that saw the underdog Nationals come away with the victory. They were disregarded by just about everyone throughout the year after starting the season just 19-31 in their first 50 games. They went on to be one of the best teams in Major League Baseball throughout the rest of the year and carried that momentum into October.
The Baylor Lariat: Bears survive Halloween scare 17-14
By Jessika Harkay | Sports WriterNo. 12 Baylor football overcame three turnovers and allowing eight sacks to hold on to a 17-14 win over West Virginia Halloween night at McLane Stadium. The win kept the Bears unbeaten and on top of the Big 12 with an 8-0 record thanks to a strong defensive effort against the Mountaineers.
Baylor only allowed 14 yards rushing and 219 total yards, 83 of those coming in a long touchdown pass to senior transfer wide receiver George Campbell that tied the score at 7-7 in the third quarter.
Although the defense made a statement by shutting down the Mountaineers offense, sophomore linebacker Terrel Bernard, who led the Bears with ten tackles and a sack, didn't feel it was enough, early in the matchup.
Our Daily Bears: Baylor Beats West Virginia 17-14! The Bears are 8-0!
On the last night of October, Baylor did enough to ensure they'd enter November without a loss. Baylor (8-0, 5-0) overcame a weird performance on Halloween to knock off West Virginia (3-5, 1-4) 17-14. The undefeated Bears will take on TCU on November 9th in Fort Worth.Each team seemed like they wanted to foist a win on the other team. West Virginia had two turnovers. The Bears had three. The Bears threw a wide receiver interception. West Virginia had two of the worst snaps you'll ever see at the power five level. The Bears allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Our Daily Bears: BYE WEEK IN CARTOONS and NOT TAILGATING WITH BNT (until Thursday)
I can't remember a more enjoyable bye day of football. Yes it was torturous that our Bears weren't playing, but wow, the games were so entertaining and greatly helped us. It was such a wacky day that I'm glad we had a bye. I thought the best way to share what happened was through the magnificence of FS cartoons.First the Tech vs Kansas debacle. I'm not saying KU should not have won, but the way they did it was unlike anything I have ever witnessed (yes, I've blocked out the Kevin Steele coached UNLV game) which secured the KU victory.
The Baylor Lariat: Winning through serving: Baylor baseball hosts Shriner's patient during fall practice
By DJ Ramirez | Sports EditorSince his arrival to Baylor University in 2015, head baseball coach Steve Rodriguez's biggest goal has been to shape the lives of his players through more than just baseball. One way Rodriguez and his staff have attempted to achieve that goal is by continuing Baylor baseball's partnership with the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, which began in 2012.
"I tell a lot of people this -- you can win a lot of things, and it doesn't always have to be on the field all the time," Rodriguez said.
On Friday, the Bears hosted 15-year-old Tyler Credeur, a burn survivor who said the Shriner's Hospital in Galveston saved him after a tragic bonfire accident in November 2018.
Clay Johnston (Knee) is out for season
Gavin Holmes (ACL) is out for season
Connor Galvin (Undisclosed) is out indefinitely
Craig Williams (Undisclosed) is out indefinitely