I’m going to hold off from making any predictions regarding the outcome of this game since last week worked out so splendidly for us. Still, there’s plenty to talk about today with CFB Week 2 in full swing and the Bears looking to bounce back tonight.
Let’s start with the SB Nation viewing guide for this week, presented as always to help all of us plan our Saturday.
Here’s what I’ll be watching:
- RIGHT NOW — UNC vs. Louisville on ESPN, mostly because Lamar Jackson is incredible.
- 2:30 PM — TCU @ Arky on CBS. I’m taking TCU in this one. If you have the LHN, you could switch over to watch UT take on San Jose State at the same time. I’m not super concerned about Pitt and Penn State, but others might be.
- 3:30 PM — Nebraska @ Oregon on FOX. This could be a sneaky good game, actually.
- 6:00 PM — Auburn @ Clemson on ESPN. I’ll be interested to see Stidham in that offense. I know a lot of Baylor fans aren’t.
- 6:30 PM — Oklahoma @ Ohio State on ABC. Obviously the biggest game of what is actually a pretty stacked day.
- 7:00 PM — Baylor vs. UTSA on FSN. Of course.
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Thoughts on Baylor vs. UTSA
As I said above, I’m going to punt on issuing predictions for this game after last week’s debacle (in terms of my prediction, I mean). A few things I’ll be looking for as Baylor goes for its first win of the Matt Rhule Era.
- Pass Rush — Can’t get much worse than last week, and it needs to get a lot better to take pressure off the secondary. UTSA is not likely to run the same kind of Air Raid-esque spread that Liberty used, but they will likely have better offensive talent on the whole. If we don’t get a better pass rush today, it could be a long game.
- Running Game — JaMycal Hasty is out for a while, so it’s up to John Lovett to lead the way on the ground. He showed a ton of talent last week in his first game of college ball, and we’ll need him to continue doing so today.
- Offensive Line — I really liked the OL started to gel against Liberty, particularly when we ran out of the I-formation. Maurice Porter will start and play the entire game today after missing the first half last week due to suspension.
- The Secondary — Obviously. Much has been made this week of Baylor getting key guys back at safety and corner that should provide significantly better depth than we had last week and maybe give us a new starter or two with more experience. Davion Hall and Jameson Houston are two guys to watch this week that did not play against Liberty.
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