BEARS WIN!!! Baylor starts the season 1-0 with a dominating, 56-10 win over Stephen F. Austin.
The game began electric for the Bears as they got a three-and-out on defense and cashed it in only 6 plays later. The first touchdown came by way of a 16 yard pass from Charlie Brewer to Trestan Ebner.
First one on the board for 2019 is Trestan Ebner from Charlie Brewer for the 16 yard score. BU leads 7-0#SicEm pic.twitter.com/F5Zn75Ox6L— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) August 31, 2019
The Bears immediately got another three-and-out and the next offensive possession also resulted in a quick score, this time an 11 yard pass from Brewer to R.J. Sneed.
Pitch and Catch.— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) August 31, 2019
Brewer to RJ Sneed for the score, the first touchdown of Sneed's career. BU leads 14-0#SicEm pic.twitter.com/xPIu0Zydl5
After quickly getting out to a 14-0 lead, Baylor cooled off a bit in the first quarter. The defense let up an 11 play, 75 yard touchdown drive from SFA. Baylor’s offense fell into a rut too, punting on two consecutive drives. Baylor got a defense spark to start the second quarter behind the energy of James Lynch and Blake Lynch. James sacked SFA’s Trae Self once, and then brought heavy pressure forcing a bad throw that was intercepted by Blake Lynch.
GIMME 'DAT --- Blake Lynch with the INT and the Bears take over in SFA territory. Second career pick for the senior.#SicEm pic.twitter.com/nge1yVp4JN— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) August 31, 2019
Baylor made the most of the interception. Ebner reversed field and juked out most of the Lumberjack defense to add a 21 yard rushing touchdown, his second score of the day.
EBNER 2X— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) September 1, 2019
The junior dodges, ducks, dips, dives and dodges his way into the end zone. Baylor leads 21-7 with 10:53 left 2Q.#SicEm pic.twitter.com/v551WNKKua
Ebner didn’t stop there though, he added a third touchdown off an 11 yard run midway through the second quarter, shooting the lead up to 28-7. The defense got itself back on the tracks, getting a few more three-and-outs. John Lovett got in on the scoring action late in the 2nd, pushing the lead up to 35-7 after a 19 yard touchdown run.
Lovett's turn to get in on the action!— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) September 1, 2019
19-yd TD run for the junior is his first of the year and puts the Bears up 35-7 with 2:20 2Q! #SicEm pic.twitter.com/6CnktXrP7K
A couple more possessions went back and forth to nowhere and the Bears entered halftime up 35-7.
Baylor immediately picked things back up in the 2nd half, with Brewer throwing a touchdown pass to R.J. Sneed who made an incredible toe-tapping grab.
UNBELIEVABLE!!— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) September 1, 2019
RJ Sneed makes an incredible catch and keys his toes down for the acrobatic 21-yard touchdown catch from Charlie Brewer. BU leads 42-7#SicEm pic.twitter.com/httV5qO6m3
Matt Rhule decided to start pulling starters after the score was 42-7, and Gerry Bohanon took over at quarterback. Bohanon threw a 9 yard strike to Tyquan Thornton to push the score up to 49-7.
SFA put together a decent drive, before attempting a field goal. Baylor came away with a nice block on that attempt, the second blocked kick of the game.
The very first play of the 4th quarter was a Baylor fumble by Abram Smith, recovered by the SFA. Baylor’s defense held though, and the Lumberjacks only added a field goal to make it 49-10.
After a nice run from Gerry Bohanon, Abram Smith added yet another Baylor touchdown to get the score up to 56-10 late in the 4th quarter. SFA scored a LATE, garbage time touchdown, stopping Baylor from covering the 42.5 spread. Baylor ran out the clock to secure a 56-17 season opening victory over SFA.
Baylor is 1-0 on the season and will play UTSA next week. Sic ‘em Bears!!!