Baylor vs. Sam Houston State- The Morning After

Sep 15, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Nick Florence (11) leads his team in prayer after the game against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Bearkats 43-28. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE


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SAM HOUSTON
(1-1) Rank: NR/NR
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3 7 14 17 48

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Waco, Texas. • Attendance: 44,856

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BAYLOR
(2-0) Rank: RV/RV

I'm putting together my thoughts on Baylor's win last night as we speak, so you'll have to wait a bit. Baylor also didn't help out like I expected by posting the game highlights on Youtube. You can access that video at the "highlights" link above. Also, take a look at the box score and game notes from last night; those will be very useful throughout the day as we discuss the game.

For now, all the news and links, as well as the same interactive drive chart I posted last week, are available below the jump. Enjoy!

2nd-half adjustments save Baylor against Sam Houston St. | Wacotrib.com
The Bears trudged off into the locker room after Friday’s first half with a mountain of trouble in the rearview. Miscues, penalties and blown assignments allowed Sam Houston State to pile up a shocking 20-10 lead through the opening half hour, a score that reverberated around the Big 12.

Opportunistic defense carries Baylor to comeback win, 48-23 | Wacotrib.com
Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett can intimidate players with a stare. That piercing look is usually accompanied by a few choice words with just the right delivery. But Bennett didn’t have to say much to his defensive players at halftime against Sam Houston State. They knew they had to perform at a much higher level to avoid the upset.

Bearkats run out of steam at Baylor, lose 48-23
WACO, Texas (AP) — For one half, the Sam Houston State Bearkats were dreaming of a big upset. The Bearkats led Baylor 20-10, were controlling the line of scrimmage and driving the ball at will.

Phew! Baylor erases 10-point halftime deficit to knock off feisty Sam Houston State squad | Baylor Bears News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW
...But by the fourth quarter, new Bears quarterback Nick Florence pulled off the best RG3 impression he could muster, using a 60-yard run to set up the touchdown that helped Baylor pull away late for a 48-23 win that didn't feel comfortable until the final minutes.

Baylor rallies, avoids shocking FCS upset - Dallas Colleges Blog - ESPN Dallas
You won't find many FCS teams better than Sam Houston State. That's still no excuse for a Big 12 team to lose to the Bearkats. Baylor came much closer than they would have liked, but ralled to win, 48-23.

Baylor 48, Sam Houston St. 23 - College football- NBC Sports
WACO, Texas (AP) - Nick Florence passed for three touchdowns and set up another with a 60-yard run as Baylor needed a second-half rally to beat Sam Houston State 48-23 on Saturday night.

Strong response: Baylor falls behind FCS foe Sam Houston State, storms back for 48-23 victory TDT News - Temple Daily Telegram
WACO — No, Sam Houston State couldn’t hang on to knock off Baylor at Floyd Casey Stadium. But the Bearkats managed to put more than the obligatory scare in the Bears before Baylor’s second half charge led to a deceptive 48-23 victory before a crowd of 44,856. "Our first half was awful," Baylor quarterback Nick Florence said. "Our defense came up huge in the second half." Sam Houston State’s 20-10 halftime was gone eight minutes into the second half as the Bear defense put a charge into the team.

Big 12 roundup: Oklahoma St. wins game but loses QB
When Oklahoma State lost starting quarterback Wes Lunt on the sixth play of the game, J.W. Walsh kept the nation's most productive offense chugging right along.

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