Oh, so now Baylor's a winner, Houston Chronicle?
No. 15 football broke records on Saturday night, posting 864 yards and 73 points in their win over West Virginia. Briles' reinvention of Baylor football shines a light on another attempted salvage project, that of Charlie Weis at Kansas. The Bears' offense has yet to post a 3-and-out in their four games, another mind-boggling stat to go with all the other numbers. Baylor might be bigger than the Red River, as a limping Texas meets a grinding Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, but all eyes will be on Manhattan to see if the Bears can take this show on the road.
No. 20 soccer fell to No. 22 BYU on Friday night, dropping their overall record to 8-2-1. The Cougars scored a goal in each half to stay ahead of the Bears, who ended the season-long home-stand 3-2-1.
Both Baylor tennis teams are done at the ITA All-American Championships. Junior Ema Burgic fell in the second round of the women's tournament to No. 13 Kristie Ahn of Stanford and the doubles pair of Burgic and Victoria Kisialeva lost in their consolation match. On the men's side, 16th-ranked Patrick Pradella lost to No. 36 Guillermo Alcorta of Oklahoma in the quarterfinals, while No. 38 Julian Lenz suffered his first defeat of the year in the semifinals to No. 15 Mitchell Frank of Virginia.
In muddy conditions and after a 1.5 hour weather delay, the Baylor men's and women's cross country teams placed sixth and eighth respectively at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. last Saturday.
No. 7 equestrian lost for the first time the season to No. 8 TCU, 11-9 Saturday afternoon. Despite the overall loss, Baylor earned three of the four possible Most Outstanding Player awards.