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In front of a sold out Homecoming crowd, the Baylor Bears reached 6-0 and bowl eligibility in convincing fashion headed into our second bye week of the 2016 season.

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH F
KANSAS (1-5, 0-3) 0 0 7 0 7
BAYLOR (6-0, 3-0) 21 21 7 0 49

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Players of the Game:

LB Raaquan Davis -- 15 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack
LB Taylor Young -- 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks

Hard to name an offensive player of the game considering the starters only played a half, the passing game never really got going, and the production we did get was distributed among several different players.  For example, we had 5 different rushers put up 30+ yards in this game, led by Seth Russell's 68.

Thoughts on the Game:

I shared most of my thoughts on this one in yesterday's post-game thread, which I had basically a full half to put together after Baylor went up 42-0.  Aside from the points, the offensive display wasn't incredible, with Baylor averaging just 5.7 yards per play for the entire game.  But that average is heavily skewed by the second half, where Baylor basically parked the bus for 30 minutes and just ran out the string.

The defensive side is where Baylor shined in this game, and that was exactly what Baylor needed to see after the last two games against Oklahoma State and Iowa State.  The Bears held Kansas to just 2.9 yards per offensive play and 3 of 15 of third downs, a vast improvement on past weeks in both areas.  We didn't quite get to the 15 tackles for loss I predicted in the post-game thread (the official stats say we had 10 total), but we did have 5 sacks to raise the season total for each to 53 and 15, respectively.

Seymour's Top 10:

This is as of right now, obviously, and I'm going to try to be as objective as possible. Don't get too worked up about the numbering, especially after the first five or so.  It's all very fluid.

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes
  3. Michigan Wolverines
  4. Clemson Tigers
  5. Washington Huskies
  6. Louisville Cardinals
  7. Texas A&M Aggies
  8. Wisconsin Badgers
  9. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  10. Baylor Bears

I'm sneaking in Baylor at the #10 spot, but I'd buy any of Baylor, Houston, West Virginia, or maybe LSU there.

LINKS LINKS LINKS LINKS LINKS:

No. 11/8 Football Remains Undefeated With 49-7 Win - Baylor Official Athletic Site
The Official Athletic Site of the Baylor University - Seth Russell threw two touchdowns and ran for two more while playing only the first half, Ryan Reid returned the first of his two interceptions for a score and No. 11 Baylor remained undefeated with a 49-7 win over Kansas on Saturday.

Baylor notebook: Bears get stuck in the elevator; Linwood breaks another record; more kicking woes - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
No surprise here — Shock Linwood has ascended to the top of another Baylor list.

Bears romp to 49-7 win over Kansas with 5 turnovers, great memories - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
There’s a reason why Baylor keeps scheduling Kansas on homecoming: The Bears rock and roll to a lopsided win and the fans leave with a great memory after the parade.

Brice Cherry: Clouded, Baylor’s future is - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Let’s tap the brakes a little, shall we? Yes, Baylor has every right to feel giddy about its current field position on the playoff landscape. But the reasons for restraint are plentiful.

College Sports: With toughest part of Baylor's schedule ahead, Bears show they're fine-tuned for a run | SportsDay
WACO -- Baylor senior center Kyle Fuller walked into a hotel lobby on Friday night, saw a fire truck outside and knew something serious...

2016 college football rankings, Week 8: Bama and Ohio State still in charge, for now - SBNation.com
We'll update the chart below with the AP and Coaches polls as soon as they're out, plus some other stuff.

New 2016 bowl projections after Week 7, with a loaded College Football Playoff - SBNation.com
Hey, let's guess how all 40 college football bowl games will turn out!


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Have a good Sunday, everyone!