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Daily Bears Report 9/17/2017 - Baylor Wins!

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Baylor Cross Country and Volleyball came away with wins Saturday. Football, well, trust the process.

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Today’s Events

Football

Baylor fans disappointed but see reasons for hope after loss to Duke, DieHards, Baylor has yet to win a game in 2017, but fans are seeing improvement from the Bears. Matt Rhule's squad lost 34-20 to Duke to fall to 0-3.

Football Drops 34-20 Decision at Duke - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Shaun Wilson had two long touchdown runs to lead Duke past Baylor 34-20 on Saturday. Wilson rushed for 176 yards and scored on runs of 50 and 65 yards to help the Blue Devils (3-0) open with three consecutive victories for just the second time since 1994.

What Matt Rhule said after Baylor lost to Duke 34-20, DieHards, Baylor suffered another deflating loss to Duke in Week 3, and coach Matt Rhule is trying to come up with answers. Here's what Rhule said after the game.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Baylor Bears | football recap, Sept. 16, 2017 | News & Observer, Just when it looked like Duke was about to lose its grip on Saturday’s game against Baylor, the Blue Devils found a way.

“It was probably the fastest play of my life,” Humphreys said. “But by the time I caught it, I was in the end zone, I looked up and was like, ‘oh, I scored a touchdown in college football.’ ”

Final: Duke 34, Baylor 20 - Our Daily Bears, Again, the offense is a big problem.

Baylor-Duke notebook: Bears dig early hole, can't run the ball, get turnovers | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, DURHAM, N.C. — With Saturday’s 34-20 loss to Duke, Baylor fell to 0-3 for the first time since 1999.

Ugly win keeps Duke undefeated, but improvements are needed :: WRALSportsFan.com, Duke gets a win, and it counts that way no matter what. That doesn't mean that they won't have a lot of bad film to watch and dissect as they prepare for North Carolina a week ago.

Baylor did the 'Oklahoma drill' on the field before playing Duke, YahooSports, After starting the season 0-2, Baylor felt the need to change it up before playing Duke.

Turnovers, inconsistency doom Baylor as Blue down Bears, 34-20 | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, DURHAM, N.C. – Baylor hoped a road trip into ACC country would translate into a reinvigorated season.

Baylor football falls to Duke 34-20: 3 things we learned, DieHards, Baylor football fell 34-20 to Duke in its final nonconference matchup on Saturday afternoon in Durham, N.C. The Bears open Big 12 play next week.

Volleyball

Volleyball Brings Baylor Some Redemption over UTSA.

VB Finishes Strong at Jason's Deli Baylor Classic - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor volleyball finished out the non-conference schedule with five straight wins as the Bears (10-3) went 2-0 in the final day of the Jason's Deli Baylor Classic, sweeping St. John's and defeating UTSA in four sets Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

Volleyball knocks off St. John’s, UTSA to sweep Jason’s Deli Baylor Classic | The Baylor Lariat, Baylor volleyball (10-3) swept St. John’s (8-6) in its second match of the Jason’s Deli Baylor Classic, winning in straight sets 25-20, 25-13, 25-21.

Senior outside hitter Katie Staiger once again led the Bears offensively with 20 kills.

The end of the first match also saw Staiger break Baylor’s all-time kills record in the rally scoring era. The record was originally 1,547 set by Katie Sanders (2006-09). Staiger only needed 12 kills to break the record and after scoring 20 in the first match, got her the record.

Cross Country

Baylor cross country teams sweep Denton titles | Baylor Cross Country | wacotrib.com, What’s better than one title? How about two?

Cross Country Wins Ken Garland Invitational - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor cross country was crowned the Ken Garland Invitational team champion on both the men and women’s sides Saturday morning at Discovery Park, hosted by North Texas.

Golf

Mens Golf in Second Place at Fighting Illini Invite - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men’s golf is in second place with a two-round score of 3-over-par 563 at the Fighting Illini Invitational. The Bears shot 3-over 283 in Saturday’s second round at Olympia Fields, and they’ll enter Sunday’s final round three shots back of the lead.

Tennis

MTs Frantzen Leads Day Two of Napa Valley Tennis Classic - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men’s tennis sophomore Constantin Frantzen went 2-0 at day two of the Napa Valley Tennis Classic at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort.

Soccer

Soccer Faces SMU in Final Nonconference Tune-up - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (5-1-1) takes on the SMU Mustangs (3-1-2) on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8:30 p.m. at Westcott Field.