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Baylor vs. Lamar -- The Morning After -- Highlights, Links, Notes, Tweets

Uhhh, that was really something.

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
LAMAR (1-1, 0-0) 7 14 3 7 31
BAYLOR (2-0, 0-0) 13 22 14 17 66

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Waco, Texas - Attendance: 44,491

Players of the Game:

WR Corey Coleman -- 6 receptions for 182 yards, 4 TDs (SCHOOL RECORD)
RB Shock Linwood -- 18 carries for 130 yards, 3 TDs
RB Terence Williams -- 14 carries for 121 yards
RB Johnny Jefferson -- 12 carries for 121 yards

DE Shawn Oakman -- 6 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble
DT Andrew Billings -- 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss

5 More Thoughts:

Late last night, I wrote about 2,000 words on the game and published it about 2 AM.  If you haven't read it yet, please do.  Here's five more thoughts:

  1. Because of our coaching suspensions, we went into the game having to change the way we called plays in to the offense.  Apparently, Jeff Lebby called the plays as expected, but he did it from the press box to Jarrett Stidham on the sideline.  Stidham then signaled the plays in to Seth Russell and the offense on the field.  Briles said after the game that this setup caused some unforeseen problems, and I buy that. I just wonder how many problems.
  2. I just rewatched the game, and the second interception wasn't Seth Russell's fault.  The first (on the previous offensive play, incidentally) was, but the second was Corey Coleman's fault.
  3. I alluded to this last night without coming right out and saying it, but Terrell Burt got pulled from the game due to poor performance, and it's not at all hard to see why.  He gave up the same play over and over again without any recognition of what was going on, and you couldn't keep him on the field.  He's a senior.  He should be better than that.
  4. In watching the game in the stadium, I was disappointed with Shawn Oakman's performance.  After watching on TV and seeing the stats, he had a much better game than I thought.  There were few flashy plays, but Lamar clearly ran away from him for basically the entire game, and he still ended up leading the team in tackles and tackles for loss.
  5. The difference in this game was the turnovers.  Here's Baylor's drive chart: TD, Downs, TD, Fumble, TD, INT, INT, TD, TD, TD, Punt, INT, Punt, TD, FG, TD, TD.  Their defense never really stopped us so much as we stopped ourselves by giving the ball away.

Bonus Thought: The Baylor Line was amazing last night.  Huge props to the 2019 class for coming out in force and staying for the entire game.  I was extremely impressed.

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What happened in college football Saturday, Sept. 13: 3 big things to know and ranked final scores -
Oklahoma and mighty Toledo shushed the SEC (for a few days at least), Michigan State's vengeance plan is halfway complete, BYU won on a Hail Mary *again*, and there was a lot of chippiness this week by players and coaches alike.

Michigan State and Auburn highlight awesome, unexpected Week 2 -
Let’s award the most awesome, unexpected, and meaningful things of Week 2.

Florida coach Jim McElwain in sideline rant to player after penalty: 'F***ing be a man!' -
This is probably the last time the Florida running back will do a gesture like that.

Five thoughts: Baylor football underwhelms in 66-31 win over Lamar | Dallas Morning News
Click here to view the final box score.

Brice Cherry: Baylor not ready for schedule upgrade - Baylor Bears Football
As much as everyone, myself included, has dumped on Baylor for its soft nonconference schedule, some critical bits of evidence have surfaced illustrating why these Bears aren’t ready for a step up in competition.

Baylor Bears sluggish again early before routing Lamar - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
A week after experiencing early woes against SMU, Baylor found itself tied prior to halftime with Lamar.

Coleman makes 4 TD catches, No. 4 Baylor shakes off Lamar, 66-31 - Baylor Bears Football
Every school in the country knows Corey Coleman is a game-breaking receiver who can make any defense look bad.

Baylor notebook: Bears struggle with turnovers, Coleman makes history - Baylor Bears Football
It took a little longer than Baylor wanted to put Lamar away.


#1 offense, meh defense. It's 2011-2013 all over again!

That's about it for today. Have a good Sunday, everybody!