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10.18.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

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A DBR in the morning is almost as good as coffee! Also, Iowa State keeps saying the right things, the BCS standings are coming, and listen to the podcast!

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The current forecast for tomorrow:

  • Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Tailgaters may want to include a selection of hot drinks, that's all I'm sayin'.

    No. 12 Baylor will go for their program-record-tying 10th straight win this Saturday against Iowa State, a team that is fully aware of what the Bears' offense can doThe Cyclones allowed the fewest yards-per-game in the Big 12, and the second-fewest yards-per-play, but the Baylor combination of Lache Seastrunk and Bryce-Petty-plus-receivers will most likely change that. BU's defense will need to shore up against another elusive quarterback, though Sam Richardson isn't quite the threat to run that Daniel Sams was. Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Camp had only one scholarship offer, but his incredible leg has put him in a position to be competitive for the Ray Guy Award.

    The first BCS standings will be released this coming Sunday, and projections have Baylor sitting around the no. 10 spot. The Bears would need help, though, even going undefeated, to crack the National Championship game, due to the perceived weakness of the Big 12 and traditional SEC bias. Though most of The Alphabetical rightly covers Dabo vs. Jimbo, there's some Baylor goodness at the bottom.

    Baylor soccer heads to Ames to face Iowa State tonight at 7 p.m. as they kick off their last four Big 12 regular season matches. The Bears broke a three game losing streak with a draw against No. 15 Texas Tech last weekend, and will put a few back into the win column with this weekend's games against the Cyclones and Kansas State.

    Women's tennis advanced all six Lady Bears playing in opening matches at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships yesterday, along with two doubles wins.

    Cross country will run in the Pre-National Invitational on Saturday to prepare for the Big 12 Championships, held here in Waco next weekend. Both of Baylor's top runners, Rachel Johnson and Brad Miles, will compete this weekend.

    No. 7 Equestrian will host No. 4 Kansas State this weekend, and the Bears will attempt to even their Big 12 record with a win over the conference opponent.

    Finally, Peter and the gang have the new Our Daily Podcast up, with EDSBS' and SB Nation's Spencer Hall as week's guest.