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Daily Bears Report 9/18/2017 - Baylor Opens as 27.5 Underdog vs. OU

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Soccer Drums SMU, Golf Takes 4th, Tennis Closes Out Nappa Valley, Big XII Football Returns to Mediocrity?

NCAA Football: Baylor at Duke
“These guys want to go with you to war.”
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Soccer

Soccer Drums SMU in 4-1 Road Win - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, DALLAS, Texas Baylor soccer (6-1-1) drilled home four goals to take a decisive 4-1 road win over the SMU Mustangs (4-2-2) on Sunday evening at Westcott Field.

Golf

Mens Golf Takes Fourth at Fighting Illini Invite - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men’s golf finished in fourth place at the Fighting Illini Invitational after shooting 9-over-par 289 in Sunday’s final round at Olympia Fields Country Club. The Bears carded 12-over 852 across three rounds to finish ahead of six top-20 ranked teams.

Tennis

Mens Tennis Closes Out Napa Valley Tennis Classic - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor men’s tennis closed out the Napa Valley Tennis Classic Sunday afternoon at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort.

Football

OU football: An early look at Baylor | OU Sports Extra | tulsaworld.com, Baylor is 0-3 after starting the year with losses to Liberty and UTSA.

Receiver Chris Platt has been the team’s biggest bright spot, with 11 catches for 308 yards so far this season. Platt has shown ability as a deep threat, and though this Baylor team is a far cry from the Art Briles' offenses, it still has enough talent to break off the occasional big play.

Bleacher Report: 'Baylor might be the worst Power Five team in the country’, DieHards, Things aren’t going well in Waco.

Three games into the Matt Rhule era, the Baylor Bears remain winless after suffering a 34-20 road defeat against Duke on Saturday. More notably, Baylor’s other losses have come against Liberty, an FCS program, and UTSA, a Conference USA school.

Such a resume isn’t ideal and it’s one that prompted Bleacher Report’s Kerry Miller to write, “Baylor might be the worst Power Five team in the country.”

Baylor seeks offensive line improvement | Baylor Bears Football | wacotrib.com, After losing its three nonconference games, Baylor has numerous issues heading into Big 12 play against No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday at McLane Stadium.

Baylor coach Matt Rhule says he wants quarterbacks who 'players want to go to war with’, DieHards, Baylor football is 0-3 to start the season, but Baylor coach Matt Rhule's expectation for his quarterbacks is clear entering Big 12 play.

According to Vegas Insiders, Baylor opened as a 27.5 point underdog this week.

Big XII

Big 12 football returns to mediocrity | News OK, OU, OSU rank 1-2 in Big 12 rankings, which is no surprise in this league.

Big 12 Week 3 power rankings: Kansas State takes a tumble - College Football Nation Blog- ESPN, Kansas State dropped three spots in the power rankings after being limited to seven points in a loss at Vanderbilt.

The Past is Last

GRAINS FROM THE SANDBAR - Old Baylor campus becomes an orphanage - The Navasota Examiner: Lifestyles, From its origin in 1845 until 1886, Baylor University fought hard against all odds to make a go of it at Independence. It was then that Baylor male college joined Waco University to become the Baylor University we know today.