According to sources interviewed on ESPN 1660's "You Make the Call", veteran offensive lineman Troy Baker is ahead of schedule on his recovery from his ACL tear. The projected date for his return has consistently been given as the first Big XII game of the season on October 5 against West Virginia. No official statement, to my knowledge, has been issued by Baylor Football revising that timeline yet.
The last non-conference game is against Louisiana Monroe two weeks prior to the conference opener. If Baker gets action in that game, I imagine it would not only help the Bears to secure a win against a good LM team, but to be better prepared to dissemble the Mountaineers in what will be the last conference opener played at Floyd Casey Stadium.