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10.14.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

Jon Wilner voted Baylor 20th on his AP ballot.

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The "Snydercat Magic" was alive and well in Manhattan this weekend, but the Bears escaped with a win and a better awareness of their weaknesses. An uncharacteristically slow and drop-prone offense still scored more than a decent Kansas State defense, and the "bend but don't break" defense came up with stops when most needed.

Baylor is one of the three remaining undefeated teams in the Big 12, and stayed that way during a weekend that saw Oklahoma fall, making the Big 12 title picture even more obscure. The Bears are ranked No. 13 in the first Harris Poll, a 105-voter poll that is part of the BCS formula. In AP poll news, Alligator Alley (Florida) also thinks that Jon Wilner is not very good at voting.

No. 23 soccer played to a scoreless draw with No. 15 Texas Tech on Sunday, ending a three-game losing streak and recording their seventh home shutout of the season. Michelle Kloss made four saves in protecting the shutout, and both Karlee Summey and Bri Campos barely missed on game-winning goals in regulation.

While men's golf took second at the Rod Myers Invite, a former Baylor standout finally won his first PGA Tour title and earned a trip to the Masters, as well as a top-50 ranking. The current Bears finished three back of tournament champion Northwestern, and were led by junior Kyle Jones, who finished third overall. Jimmy Walker, class of 2000, finished the Open with a 5-under 66 round on Sunday to take the win, his first in his 8 years on the Tour.

What you may have missed on ODB over the weekend: There might be more questions now than before the win over Kansas State . . . Links from Sunday morning about Baylor and college football . . . BGoodrich's excellent post on the difference between this year's team and past Baylor groups . . . Baylor finally won a conference game away from the friendly confines . . . and Ohio Baylor Fan sets out a blueprint for a top-notch fanpost.


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