Baylor vs. Wofford: The Morning After

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We're now 12 hours out from Baylor's impressive opener against the Wofford Terriers, and we have plenty to talk about from news, notes, links, and more.

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AP Photos Highlights Postgame

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 44,989

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Before you do anything else, including watching last night's highlights, watch this video below.

Excellent job, start to finish, Baylor.  And great turnout, Baylor fans!  The Class of 2017 showed up in a huge way.  Let's hit the contributions from the major players before moving into the news and Top 25 results.

Major Contributors

Bryce Petty --19/24 for 312 yards and 2 TDs.  A bit above my projection, but I have no complaints.  Petty was fantastic. 
Lache Seastrunk -- 11 carries for 111 yards and 2 TDs.  This is the place where Baylor's blowout win cost #LacHeisman.  He didn't get the carries he needed to really establish himself, with the vast majority of his yards coming in the first half. 
Glasco Martin -- 8 carries for 30 yards, 1 TD.  Limited by injury, he didn't really look like himself.  He got the carries they wanted, though. 
Tevin Reese -- 5 catches for 97 yards, 1 TD.  The play he made on that overthrown pass (that ended up being a TD) was simply incredible. 
Antwan Goodley -- 5 catches for 90 yards, 1 TD.  He was dominant.  We've never seen anyone with his strength and speed on the outside.  How many DBs are going to be able to cover that? 
Corey Coleman -- 2 catches for 73 yards, 1 TD.  His first career TD catch was Seth Russell's first career TD throw!
Jay Lee -- 3 catches for 31 yards.  I think his production suffered from the fact that we didn't want to throw deep in typical Baylor fashion.  The game was an obvious blowout almost from the start. 
Shawn Oakman -- 6 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (IN ONE GAME!) 
Bryce Hager -- 12 tackles, 1 TFL.

Baylor as a team had 15 tackles for loss according to the Baylor stat sheet, and Aiavion Edwards, Sam Holl, and Jamal Palmer collected Baylor's 3 sacks.  Against a team that only threw the ball 17 times all game, those numbers are simply staggering.

Top 25 Results:

Below are the rankings to start the weekend.  I pulled them from, where they have yet to update their lists.

AP Top 25
1 Alabama (58) 0-0 1498
2 Ohio State (1) 0-0 1365
3 Oregon 0-0 1335
4 Stanford 0-0 1294
5 Georgia (1) 0-0 1249
6 South Carolina 0-0 1154
7 Texas A&M 0-0 1104
8 Clemson 0-0 1083
9 Louisville 0-0 1042
10 Florida 0-0 894
11 Florida State 0-0 845
12 LSU 0-0 802
13 Oklahoma State 0-0 755
14 Notre Dame 0-0 748
15 Texas 0-0 677
16 Oklahoma 0-0 579
17 Michigan 0-0 531
18 Nebraska 0-0 382
19 Boise State 0-0 328
20 TCU 0-0 323
21 UCLA 0-0 286
22 Northwestern 0-0 199
23 Wisconsin 0-0 185
24 USC 0-0 134
25 Oregon State 0-0 129
USA Today Poll
1 Alabama (58) 0-0 1545
2 Ohio State (3) 0-0 1427
3 Oregon 0-0 1397
4 Stanford 0-0 1262
5 Georgia 0-0 1250
6 Texas A&M (1) 0-0 1215
7 South Carolina 0-0 1136
8 Clemson 0-0 1047
9 Louisville 0-0 1010
10 Florida 0-0 930
11 Notre Dame 0-0 872
12 Florida State 0-0 844
13 LSU 0-0 797
14 Oklahoma State 0-0 726
15 Texas 0-0 622
16 Oklahoma 0-0 620
17 Michigan 0-0 589
18 Nebraska 0-0 426
19 Boise State 0-0 420
20 TCU 0-0 400
21 UCLA 0-0 202
22 Northwestern 0-0 186
23 Wisconsin 0-0 172
24 USC 0-0 165
25 Oregon State 0-0 135

Of the Top 25 teams ahead of us, Oregon State clearly lost in embarrassing fashion, opening up #25 on both lists.  Boise State lost, as well.  They were #19 on both.  Those are the only two teams that have a real chance at falling out, unless someone shifts teams around at the end just because.  I predict we make a move into the AP Top 25, but I don't see it happening with the Coaches.  Hopefully, I'll be wrong.

For more info on the performances in the Top 25, check out Spencer Hall's recap on the mothership.


I'd really like to know why has "What We Learned in the" posts up for the Pac 12, ACC, SEC, and B1G, but not the Big 12.  What are Ubben's replacements doing?  There are also Helmet Sticker posts up for those conference, nothing for the Big 12.  What's that about? -- UPDATE, now we have the latter, at least.

Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 1 - ESPN
Recognizing the best and brightest from around the Big 12 in Week 1.

Biggest takeaways from Week 1 - College Football - ESPN
Travis Haney provides his biggest takeaways from Week 1, including where Clemson stands after its big win over Georgia.

100 things that will happen this college football season -
Johnny Manziel touchdown celebration recommendations, Mack Brown's next gig, the question of who exactly is in charge at Oregon, a death-starved Alabama fan, and more.

Baylor Bears dominate Wofford - ESPN
Doesn’t matter who’s running the show. Baylor’s offense just keeps rolling. The Bears racked up 692 total yards in a 69-3 blowout o

Brice Cherry: These Bears could be here for long haul - Baylor Bears Football
For the truly elite programs in college football, nothing really changes.

Baylor Notebook: Hefty crowd at Case’s last opener - Baylor Bears Football
If anyone was worried that Wofford, a relatively unknown FCS school, would not draw a big crowd for Baylor’s season opener, those worries proved unfounded. In the opening game of Baylor’s final season at Floyd Casey Stadium, a turnout of 44,989 showed up for Saturday’s 69-3 Bear romp. That was the second-biggest opening-game crowd in program history, behind the 1973 opener against Oklahoma, which drew 46,000.

NCAA College Football Recap - Wofford Terriers at Baylor Bears - Aug 31, 2013 -
WACO, Texas (AP) Lache (LAKE) Seastrunk ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns, Bryce Petty threw for 290 yards and two scores in his first start and Baylor scored its most points since 1929 in a 69-3 victory over lower-division Wofford on Saturday night.

And that's pretty much it for now.  Thoughts?  Bask in the win, ladies and gents.  We'll kick off Buffalo coverage tomorrow.

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