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A Baylor Fan's Rooting Guide to Week 11

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GUESS WE GOTTA KEEP SETTING THAT BODY CLOCK TO WINNING TIME.

WELP WE GOT US AN IOWA PROBLEM
WELP WE GOT US AN IOWA PROBLEM
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COMMITTEE MUST THINK BAYLOR LIKES TORONTO BECAUSE THEY GOT US STUCK IN THE 6. AS MUCH AS ART BRILES LOVES DRAKE, WE GOTTA ROOT FOR CHAOS TO GO 0 TO 100 REAL QUICK. HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S GAMES TO WATCH AND TEAMS TO ROOT FOR.

  • Rice Krispies vs. Corn Flakes -- You gotta figure out what essential vitamins and minerals are going into your cereal bowl. Iowa is one of the nation's largest exporters of corn products. If this week has taught you anything, it's that anything associated with Iowa is bad. Can't take any chances. Gotta ride with the snap, crackle, pop on this one.
  • North Texas @ Tennessee -- You say well Fank UNT is a nice local school and Tennessee is in that dirty ol' SEC so we gotta be all in with the Mean Green. I say well actually nah because we ride with other schools that sailgate. And also UNT lost Iowa and Tennessee lost to Oklahoma. Always gotta have that strength of schedule frame of mind.
  • Lamar @ Incarnate Word -- Gotta assume Baylor gets a nice strength of schedule boost either way with this one.
  • Texas @ West Virginia -- A West Virginia win gives Baylor an extra win against an above .500 opponent. A Texas loss gives us hilarious offensive ineptitude and subsequent Internet fodder. I think this one is pretty self explanatory.
  • Kansas @ TCU -- OH GOD DON'T HURT THEM GARY THEY'VE SUFFERED ENOUGH ALREADY.
  • UTEP @ Old Dominion -- This game starts at 10:00 AM Mountain Time so I can't wait to hear the committee excuse the Miners if they happen to lose to ODU this weekend.
  • Ohio Wesleyan @ Wooster -- Jeff Long is a distinguished alumnus of Ohio Wesleyan. Although I gotta give some street cred for having a nickname of the Battling Bishops, Ohio Wesleyan is 4-5 and we just can't have a .500 or better team with Jeff Long's face on it. You'll want to root for the Wooster Fighting Scots in this one. (seriously though D3 team nicknames are DA BEST)
  • Oklahoma State @ Iowa State -- For Baylor's end of season gauntlet to have the most possible cache with the committee, it would certainly help to have an undefeated Oklahoma State on the schedule. Take care of business this weekend Cowboys.
  • Memphis @ Houston -- Houston has made it clear in recent months that it covets an invitation from the Big 12. Apparently someone on the committee must think UH is already IN the Big 12 because they're getting the full Big 12 experience of getting screwed over on Tuesday nights in November.
  • Wake Forest @ Notre Dame -- Call me crazy but I really think Wake has a decent shot in this game if they can control the clock and consistently move the bahahahahahahahahahaha...
  • Appalachian State @ Idaho -- It is a 37 hour drive from Boone, NC to Moscow, ID for this key *conference game*. That's the equivalent of Baylor having to play a Big 12 road game in El Salvador. But hey, if we gotta get to 12 teams to have a conference championship game again, you can't take any options off the table. Would totally help promote the Big 12 #brand.
  • Western Carolina @ Texas A&M -- WESTERN CAROLINA beat Wofford who beat Gardner Webb who beat Liberty who beat Montana who beat North Dakota who beat Portland State who beat Washington State who beat Oregon who beat California who beat Texas who beat Oklahoma who beat Texas Tech who beat Arkansas who beat Ole Miss who beat TEXAS A&M. IT COULD HAPPEN.
  • Oregon @ Stanford -- Joel Klatt and Gus Johnson will be calling this game on FOX. And while we obviously would like to see Oregon win to knock Stanford down a peg, we are fully on board with #TeamJoelKlatt.
  • Mansfield Timberview v. South Oak Cliff -- Mansfield Timberview clinched a playoff berth in Texas 5A Division II because they won a coin flip tiebreaker over Waxahachie at the local Whataburger. Seriously. A coin flip. At Whataburger. This is about as useful of a way to decide a playoff team as a selection committee.
  • BYU @ Missouri -- Oh Mizzou. If there was ever a week to do this, this was not the week.
  • Minnesota @ Iowa -- Asking Minnesota to help out Baylor now is like asking a guy if you can borrow a nickel to get a drink out of the soda machine after he rear ended you on a country road in the middle of nowhere. But November in college football makes for strange bedfellows.
  • Alabama @ Mississippi State -- I hope that the Dak Prescott touchdowns are beautiful and plentiful. This will be my reaction if that happens: