MATCHUP: #9 Baylor Bears (1-0, 0-0) vs. #21 BYU Cougars (1-0, N/A)
LOCATION: Provo, Utah
ODB GAME HUB: Baylor Bears at BYU Cougars 2022
OPPONENT’S SB NATION BLOG: Vanquish The Foe (VTF)
PODCASTS: OurDailyPodcast | Please Bear With Me | Bear Den | Locked on Baylor
ODB QUICK HITTER: BYU.
ODB DEPTH CHART POST: Here.
ODB FIRST LOOK: Here.
ODB VIRTUAL WATCH PARTY: BYU.
ODB PREDICTION THREAD: BYU.
COLLEGEFOOTBALLDATA.COM TEAM PAGES: Baylor | BYU
WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE: BYU
GAME NOTES (INCLUDING DEPTH CHART): Here.
BAYLORBEARS.COM PREVIEW: Here.
SPREAD: BYU -3 (opened at -3), O/U 53.5
TV COVERAGE: ESPN, 9:15 CT
UNIFORM: Green/white/green. BYU is going with all blue.
I really enjoyed when SBNation had these (shoutout to Jason Kirk), and you can use this to plan your CFB Saturday, which will end LATE tonight with our game (unless you’re a true sicko that is going to watch that Mississippi State-Arizona game).
I’ve said this in every thread this week, but the weather today should be just amazing. Here’s the latest from Wunderground.com for Provo, Utah.
VIRTUAL WATCH PARTY:
Last reminder that we are trying something new here at ODB for this week’s game with a Virtual Watch Party through the Playback app. There is a post about it on the front page that you can access here.
Nothing new to report from the game prep once the news that Nacua and Romney reportedly won’t play broke yesterday afternoon. I will note that I was at an event last night where Mack Rhoades spoke, and he referenced that, specifically, so it would not appear to be a head-fake/false report.
3 Keys to the Game:
- Start Fast/Strong. The BYU crowd is going to be nuts for this game tonight. They are announcing a sellout, and this is a revenge game for them after getting embarrassed a bit last year. Baylor needs to come out strong and assert its will to take the crowd out of the game.
- RUN. THE BALL. At that same event last night, Rhoades talked about how the OL did not perform up to the standards they set, and the running game was not there early against Albany. A repeat performance against BYU would force Shapen to make too many plays. He may be able to do it, but it’s not ideal.
- STAY FOCUSED. Road games in hostile environments are different, and even if I am being a little fast/loose with the word “hostile” to use it about BYU fans—they have been anything but, as far as I’ve heard—you get what I mean. I thought it was really interesting that the team did not travel to Provo until yesterday afternoon at around 2 PM, which is in-keeping with their routine but somewhat unusual for a trip like this. Clearly, the coaching staff is concerned about keeping the team focused on what they can control.
Idea on what to call the Baylor/BYU game.— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) September 10, 2022
THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL pic.twitter.com/X7QBAI6mYS
Baylor Football Fans— Total Blue Sports (@TotalBlueSports) September 9, 2022
To @BUFootball and our fellow Baylor fans making the trip to Provo this weekend. We look forward to seeing you in LES. Safe travels and we’ll see you soon. @Baylor pic.twitter.com/yE22Hnaete
ROLL CALL for Baylor vs. BYU!
This poll is closed
I’ll see you in Provo!
It’s ESPN for me.
I’m listening on the radio.
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