That was the headline for Prashanth's article on this blog on October 22 of last year about our Baylor Bears. It was in reference to the contrast between Baylor's highflying offense and poorly performing defense.
After two games, the same headline could pertain to the 2012 version of the Bears, but in reference this time to the "Jekyll and Hyde" nature the team. In the SMU game and 2nd half of the SHS game, we saw a very efficient and productive team on both sides of the ball. But what scares so many Baylor fans is the lethargy that our beloved Bruins showed in the first half of last Saturday's game.
My suggestion: buck up, Baylor Nation. I believe last Saturday's slow start had everything to do with a Big XII team having a hard time getting excited about playing a FCS opponent, albeit a championship caliber team. The Bears had little to gain and everything to lose in that game. But the very fact that they were able to come out in the second half and take care of business in a dominating fashion speaks to this team's ability.
This Baylor team has confidence and talent. They will be ready for ULM...and the Big XII.