Sure, we're a spoiled/lucky fan base. As breakthrough success turns into sustained success, our expectations for home games against FCS turn evolve from comfortable wins to wanting to see total destruction. And when the results on the field don't match those lofty expectations, well...
Baylor has disappointed so far in this game. I doubt many national writers are watching this game, so the box score will be how most gather their information for Baylor for this week. And right now, Baylor isn't dominating there.
|3rd down efficiency||1-7||2-5|
|4th down efficiency||0-0||1-2|
|Yards per pass||4.8||12.4|
|Yards per rush||4.0||4.5|
The good news is that for those watching, Baylor has looked like the better team for most of the night. The defensive line has dominated the line of scrimmage, the offensive line has won more battles than it's lost, and the Baylor WR look as dominant as advertised. They create outstanding, highlight reel plays, but then follow them up with missed assignments or poor communication leading to turnovers. Instead of a plague of blown tackles, today's disappointment has been more about one or two guys not making being in the right place at the right time.
It's worth noting, it's tough to extrapolate grand conclusions from one half of early season football without our regular offensive playcaller. It's easy to give into that fear, and will be inevitable from our rival fans, but it's probably unwise. Still, Baylor needs to play better if we're going to achieve our goals this year. Hopefully, that starts right about...now.
Tweets! Tweets! Tweets!
Russell suffered third interception of season, matching Bryce Petty's interceptions for entire 2013 season.— John Werner (@JohnWernerTrib) September 13, 2015
Do we practice special teams or nah— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) September 13, 2015
Looks like they got Ishmael Zamora off special teams. Now Chris Platt is back there.— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) September 13, 2015
Quick knote: Chance Waz is in the game for Terrell Burt. That's not a small deal.— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) September 13, 2015
Is that good? https://t.co/EseFznn23R— Der Fußball Bär (@DerBaylorBaer) September 13, 2015
Let's check in on our friends to the South...
Score: Texas 21, Rice 14 Time of possession: Rice 20:50, Texas 6:43. Total yards: Rice 212, Texas 114.— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) September 13, 2015
Hmmm. Well, how is that defense coming along?
May be an even bigger disappointment. Definitely more hyped. https://t.co/7peIhGlqPq— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) September 13, 2015
#Texas secondary has been a huge disappointment so far this year. Across the board.— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) September 13, 2015
Oh, yes, that shouldn't be a problem in the Big 12...
And for the final tweet, let's go to an in game correspondent:
Nice to know people still love the Nacho pic.twitter.com/mJilvgmtnu— Silas Nacita (@Salsa_Nacho) September 13, 2015
Indeed, Salsa Nacho. Indeed.