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09.23.2013 Daily Bears Report, Early Edition

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Hey, Houston Chronicle: ULM is not in the same category as Savannah State, and you'll be bored if you ignore Baylor until the Oklahoma game.

Baylor's defense was as important in the 70-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday as the explosive offense, only allowing 295 yards to an elusive, experienced quarterback. Everyone but special teams gets the highest of grades this week, and the scary thing is that this team keeps hinting they could get better. The Bears look more and more like a possible BCS contender, especially after completely dismantling a team that beat Wake Forest two weeks ago. The latest bowl projections from Jason Kirk have Baylor winning the Big 12 and going to a BCS bowl, in fact. Dan Rubenstein (who will be on Our Daily Podcast next week) likes Baylor enough to include them in the Daily Win.

Julian Lenz won the Baylor HEB Intercollegiate singles title this weekend, defeating ranked teammate Patrick Pradella 6-3, 7-6(5) on Sunday. Lenz is the ninth Bear to win the HEB Intercollegiate in the tournament's 13 year history. Next for the Bears, the team will send select athletes to the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma starting Sept. 28th.

No. 9 soccer played only one match this weekend, after the Friday evening game against UNT was cancelled due to standing water on the field. The Bears took that one contest, though, defeating Boise State 2-0 to extend their unbeaten streak to 30, beginning last season. Baylor goalkeeper Michelle Kloss made four saves to post her sixth shutout of the season.

Baylor women's golf finished 14th at the Mason Rudolph Championship, though junior Hayley Davis posted a 1-over-par 217 to place ninth overall.

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