Baylor vs. Buffalo: The Morning After

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The Bears turned in another dominant performance last night, scoring 70 points and racking up nearly 800 yards of total offense. Let's look at the reaction.

(0-2, 0-0) Rank: NR/NR
13 0 0 0 13
28 28 7 7 70

Box Score | Quotes | Notes | Baylor Photos
USA Today Photos
Highlights | Postgame

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 39,126

(2-0, 0-0) Rank: NR/NR

Last night's highlights are in the post-game thread. Watch them. And this:

Major Contributors:

Bryce Petty -- 13/16 for 338 yards and 2 TDs. Still no interceptions. Think about that average per attempt.
Lache Seastrunk -- 17 carries for 150 yards and 3 TDs. Probably 10 defenders trucked, though that's not a kept statistic. It should be.
Rashodrick Linwood -- 12 carries for 76 yards and 2 TDs. Lache doesn't really need anyone else to bring the thunder, but Shock does it, regardless.
Tevin Reese -- 4 receptions for 130 yards, 1 TD. I definitely borked this projection.
Antwan Goodley -- 4 receptions for 124 yards, 1 TD. I can't remember a player like him in Baylor history.
Jay Lee -- 2 receptions for 59 yards, 1 TD. He should have had another one that was called back on what should have been, at worst, offsetting penalties.
Sam Holl -- 9 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and a sack. Also had a forced fumble that turned into a TD.
Shawn Oakman -- 3 tackles, 2 for loss. Number of plays that made you scared for someone's wellbeing: all of them.

After 15 last week, Baylor had 11 tackles for loss this week. We had 58 for the entire season last year.

Top 25 Results:

AP Top 25
1 Alabama (58) 1-0 1497
2 Oregon 1-0 1355
3 Ohio State (1) 1-0 1330
4 Clemson (1) 1-0 1304
5 Stanford 0-0 1277
6 South Carolina 1-0 1181
7 Texas A&M 1-0 1085
8 Louisville 1-0 1073
9 LSU 1-0 971
10 Florida State 1-0 953
11 Georgia 0-1 894
12 Florida 1-0 875
13 Oklahoma State 1-0 780
14 Notre Dame 1-0 707
15 Texas 1-0 674
16 Oklahoma 1-0 612
17 Michigan 1-0 583
18 UCLA 1-0 387
19 Northwestern 1-0 320
20 Washington 1-0 315
21 Wisconsin 1-0 287
22 Nebraska 1-0 219
23 Baylor 1-0 150
24 TCU 0-1 148
25 USC 1-0 135
USA Today Poll
1 Alabama (58) 1-0 1545
2 Ohio State (3) 1-0 1444
3 Oregon 1-0 1420
4 Stanford 0-0 1292
5 Clemson 1-0 1275
6 South Carolina 1-0 1220
7 Texas A&M (1) 1-0 1181
8 Louisville 1-0 1051
9 Florida 1-0 974
10 Florida State 1-0 946
11 LSU 1-0 926
12 Georgia 0-1 875
13 Notre Dame 1-0 840
14 Oklahoma State 1-0 798
15 Oklahoma 1-0 666
16 Texas 1-0 660
17 Michigan 1-0 623
18 UCLA 1-0 368
19 Nebraska 1-0 357
20 Northwestern 1-0 348
21 Wisconsin 1-0 301
22 USC 1-0 176
23 Washington 1-0 145
24 Miami (FL) 1-0 140
24 TCU 0-1 140

I don't see a way Baylor isn't ranked in both polls after this week's games. Texas and USC lost in the Coaches' Poll, where we were #26. In the AP, Notre Dame and Texas both lost, giving us the chance to move up even without a simple rearrangement of teams. I'm going to predict we come in around 22 in the Coaches' and 19 in the AP. That's just a guess. We should know something later today.


Saturday's college football scoreboard: Georgia, Michigan, Miami the biggest winners -
An exciting day in college football saw upsets and big showdowns between ranked teams.

2013 bowl projections, Week 3: Does Alabama vs. Oregon still look like a title game? -
Full projections for all 35 2013-2014 college football bowl games, updated to account for the first two weeks of the college football season. Alabama vs. Oregon is still our title game, but it's not quite so solid now. -- Baylor up to #2 and the Cotton Bowl.

College football Hot Seat Watch, Week 3: Knives out for Lane Kiffin, Mack Brown -
USC doesn't have an offense, Texas doesn't have a defense, and Iowa's trying to find one or the other. Just another week on the Hot Seat.

What we learned in Big 12 football: Week 2 - ESPN
Here's what we learned in a weird Week 2 in the Big 12. Really not happy with the way the Big 12 Blog is going these days. If it's not OU or UT, they don't care. If OU or UT don't play well, it's a "weird week." If those two aren't winning and/or leading the conference, we're clearly "down." It's not hard at all to figure out where the loyalties lie with this group.

Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 2 - ESPN
Recognizing the best and brightest from around the Big 12 in Week 2.

Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners struggles open up Big 12 football - ESPN -- See what I mean? OU and UT lost, so the conference is screwed. It's so short-sighted and ridiculous.

Texas has serious issues after epic fail by defense
Texas allows 550 rushing yards, the most in program history, in a loss to BYU on Saturday.

Five thoughts from Week 2 in the Big 12
Taking a look at what happened in the Big 12 in Week 2.

Baylor rolls with rout of Buffalo
Baylor's first-team offense had 576 total yards in only 11 minutes to beat Bears Buffalo 70-13 Saturday.

Sooners still have questions at QB after win over WVU
Oklahoma opened up a whole lot of new issues in its win over West Virginia on Saturday night.

TCU QB Pachall has surgery on arm, will miss several games
TCU QB Casey Pachall won't start next week against Texas Tech, and might not be back for awhile.


Look out for the Big 12 wrap later in the day. I'll also post something when we know more about the polls.

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