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SMU vs Baylor Second Half Game Thread

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Welcome to the second half! Hopefully it features less Bryce Petty...

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

BRYCE PETTY PLEASE BE OK HAVE A SEAT WOULD YOU LIKE A SEAT YOU CAN HAVE MY SEAT JUST STOP RISKING YOUR HEALTH WE'RE JUST WORRIED ABOUT YOU

LOVE,

ODB

Actual analytic/analysis type things:

Team Stat Comparison

SMU
BAY
1st Downs 4 11
3rd down efficiency
2-11 2-8
4th down efficiency
0-3 1-1
Total Yards 39 244
Passing 49 161
Comp-Att
13-25 13-23
Yards per pass
2.0 7.0
Rushing -10 83
Rushing Attempts
16 17
Yards per rush
-0.6 4.9
Penalties 1-5 6-65
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles lost
1 0
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 18:28 11:32

via ESPN

Right now the only thing that looks worse than Petty's back is Chris Callahan's short field goal attempts...and even that may not be worse. I think this sums up my feelings on the actual first half vs my expectations:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Raise your hand if you thought we would play that poorly on offense in the first half and be up 31.</p>&mdash; Therm (@thermhere) <a href="https://twitter.com/thermhere/statuses/506250270825656320">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The defense has been incredible. I definitely did not expect to see this many 3 man fronts and nobody should expect to get this much pressure with just 3 guys. 5 sacks, 5 different players - Oakman, Blackshear, KJ Smith, Magee and LB Tyler Young. The SMU QBs are having just a miserable time. At a certain point, I began to wonder if they started switching QBs so frequently because neither wanted to go in to face more green shirts in the backfield.

Others chime in:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What a strange first half. Defense looks unbelievable, especially on the line. Petty definitely hurt; Goodley possibly hurt. Offense, meh.</p>&mdash; OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/OurDailyBears/statuses/506250105469825024">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SMU?src=hash">#SMU</a> QB Matt Davis was 3-6 for 12 yards and one interception. He also rushed for negative 22 yards. Yikes...</p>&mdash; EJ Holland (@EJSports4) <a href="https://twitter.com/EJSports4/statuses/506250239188008960">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>SMU just fumbled into their center&#39;s hands and it was as good an offensive touch as they&#39;ve had all night.</p>&mdash; Spencer Hall (@edsbs) <a href="https://twitter.com/edsbs/statuses/506250033977495552">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylor just completed a pass to a runningback. They did that only 5 (!) times all of last year <a href="http://t.co/LnzmUkpKCV">http://t.co/LnzmUkpKCV</a></p>&mdash; Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/smartfootball/statuses/506248765473554433">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And we are at halftime. Baylor 31, SMU 0. But Baylor QB Petty and WR Goodley absences are concerning.</p>&mdash; Kevin Lonnquist (@baylorrivals) <a href="https://twitter.com/baylorrivals/statuses/506250063811981313">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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We need a pick me up. Is RG3 available? He usually makes me feel better at life. Maybe he could - oh, he's already, wait, what is he...is he...YESSSS

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And then <a href="https://twitter.com/RGIII">@RGIII</a> led the Baylor band in &quot;Living On A Prayer&quot; and the crowd sang along and all was right with the world?</p>&mdash; Amy Pagitt (@APBaylor247) <a href="https://twitter.com/APBaylor247/statuses/506254080600473600">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Terrible conducting form but fun nonetheless. <a href="http://t.co/VXEkYIOGJd">pic.twitter.com/VXEkYIOGJd</a></p>&mdash; Der Baylor Bär (@DerBaylorBaer) <a href="https://twitter.com/DerBaylorBaer/statuses/506254363476520960">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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