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

Texas Tech just got caught in an offensive landslide, no escape from that reality.

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TEXAS TECH (3-2, 0-2) 14 7 7 7 35
BAYLOR (4-0, 1-0) 28 21 7 7 63

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Waco, Texas - Attendance: 43,619

Post-Game Coverage from ODB:

Final Score: Baylor 63, Tech 35
Tweets of the Day: Baylor Raids Texas Tech
Full Video: Baylor vs. Texas Tech

Players of the Game:

QB Seth Russell -- 15/23 for 286 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT and 12 carries for 81 yards and 2 TDs
RB Shock Linwood -- 20 carries for 221 yards, 2 TDs
WR Jay Lee -- 3 catches for 120 yards
WR Corey Coleman -- 7 catches for 110 yards and 3 TDs

Hard to say on defensive guys.  Orion Stewart and Grant Campbell led the team in tackles at 10 and 9, respectively, but it's hard to say that either one really played well on the whole.  See below for more info on QB hurries, though.

5 More Thoughts:

  • Texas Tech, particularly QB Pat Mahomes, did a great job of limiting the impact our defensive line had on their offense in terms of tackles for loss (we had 3) and sacks (0).  But the defensive line still affected the game dramatically through QB hurries, where we had 13.  Jamal Palmer led the way with 4 followed by Patrick Levels with 3 and K.J. Smith with 2. 
  • On the other side, Texas Tech had a grand total of 1 (1!) QB hurry for the entire game. I told you before the game that their defensive line was atrocious in getting sacks, but as we saw from our own, sacks aren't the only measure of QB pressure.  Simply put, combined with the rushing stats, this was a dominant effort by our offensive line.
  • Seth Russell keeps getting better and better, and we continue to see some of what makes him so different from Bryce Petty.  Three or four times a game, he makes a pass that Bryce never would have attempted, and though those kinds of passes might haunt us at some point, it also brings a dimension to our offense that we simply haven't had.  For this game, I'm talking about two of the TD passes to K.D. Cannon and Corey Coleman, specifically, as well as another that should have been caught to Cannon before the one he actually did catch.  The timing/placement on those throws was just perfect.
  • As one of the tweets below (h/t to ESPN) indicates, Baylor has gotten better in offensive output in the first half of each game this season.  There's obviously a limit to that since you only have so many possessions, but it's fairly incredible to see laid out that way.  Here's our total yardage in the first half of our first four games: 274, 395, 444, 499.  Sucks to be Kansas right now.
  • Russell now sits alone atop the QB leaderboard with a 218.7 QB rating and 19 TDs against 5 (should be 4) interceptions.  Baylor as a whole sits 115 yards ahead of #2 (TCU) in yards per game and 13 points ahead of #2 (again, TCU) in points per game.  That's pretty good.

Mark Seymour's Top 10:

I ... really have no idea.  I feel like 5-6 teams could make a good argument and an informed voter could choose any of them.  Those teams, grouped rather than ranked:

And then you finish out the Top 10:

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College football rankings: Florida surges near top 10 in new Coaches Poll -
This post will be updated as more rankings become available.

College football doesn't have a true No. 1, but Clemson's close enough right now -
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of what he feels should be ranked at this exact moment.

No. 5/4 Football Dominant in 63-35 Win Over Texas Tech - Baylor Official Athletic Site
Seth Russell passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more scores while Shock Linwood rushed for a career-high 221 yards and two touchdowns as No. 5 Baylor began its pursuit of a third consecutive Big 12 championship with a 63-35 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.Baylor's unstoppable offense is safest bet in Big 12 race so far | NCAA Football | Sporting News

Baylor's offense is more unstoppable than ever
Baylor's numbers against Texas Tech were impressive Saturday. But the means by which it accumulated those numbers should send a signal to its future opponents.

Texas Tech vs. Baylor - Game Recap - October 3, 2015 - ESPN
Get a recap of the Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Baylor Bears football game.

Five thoughts from No. 5 Baylor's 63-35 win over Texas Tech: Statement win for Bears? | Dallas Morning News
Click here to view the final box score.

Baylor's 410-pound TE catches one-handed passes easily, but needs help putting his jersey on -
It's okay big man, we've all been there.

Four in, four out: Baylor looking dominant; Ohio State has lost its passion | NCAA Football | Sporting News

Week 5 wipes the slate clean on what we thought we knew - ABC News
The first Saturday of October showed us once again that every week is truly a season. Four of the top-10 teams in the country were beaten, and more than a handful of contenders for the College Football Playoff barely survived.

Big 12 Week 5 Power Rankings: TCU, Baylor hold serve - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
The Big 12 Power Rankings after Week 5.

Brice Cherry: Bears defense gets the stops it needs - Baylor Bears Football
Dick Butkus isn’t dead, but he might as well be. Today’s defense doesn’t resemble the gritty, grimy stuff from half a century ago.

Baylor notebook: Shock rumbles to 4th all-time; Bears rule Jerryworld; BU breaks Tech tie - Baylor Bears Football
Shock Linwood and that vigorous Baylor rushing attack just keep getting better and better.

Reaching for stardom: Coleman’s electric performances have elevated him to nation’s WR elite - Baylor Bears Football
A young Corey Coleman watched Baylor All-America receiver Kendall Wright and envisioned himself in his shoes one day.


And that's about it this morning. Poll post incoming!