Thoughts from Northwestern State
- The crowd was... okay. Non-students weren't nearly as loud or numerous as last week, but that's understandable considering opponent and weather. Students left early, which is frustrating, but were loud while they were there.
- The Baylor Line didn't run yesterday for the first time in years. It was a combination of lighting, logistics, and stadium personnel not wanting to put undue stress on a field that hasn't been trampled after a heavy rain before.
- Baylor's defense was still dominant- Northwestern State would never have scored, but a few moments of special teams ineptitude gave them great field position more than once.
- Seth Russell has incredible chemistry with his receivers. His deep ball was perfect all night, hitting Jay Lee, Davion Hall, and three separate KD Cannons for touchdowns.
- Baylor's freshman receivers could play as starters and we'd still have a top unit in the conference. I'm not sure quite what Chris Platt and Ishmael Zamora can bring to the table yet, but Hall is becoming more and more reliable and Cannon has moments worthy of an All-American
- Xavien Howard has started two games and posted two very impressive interceptions. He's very, very good.
- Silas Nacita is running harder than any back on the team. He's consistently moved the ball for two weeks while Linwood and Jefferson get their bearings. His two touchdowns in the second half gobbled up clock time and showed off his skills
No Bryce Petty, no problem for Baylor. Backup QB Seth Russell throws for 438 yards and 5 touchdowns... IN THE FIRST HALF!— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 7, 2014
Briles says Cannon/Hall have had the opportunities, but Platt/Zamora are also phenomenal. "It's going to be good for Baylor next 4-5 years."— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) September 7, 2014
Add frosh TE Jordan Feuerbacher to list of true frosh who will not redshirt for #Baylor. Joins Chance Waz, KD Cannon and Davion Hall.— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) September 7, 2014
Feuerbacher looked gigantic and played well. Caught two passes, but was mistaken for Penning by the PA announcer once.
"I told Goodley that if I scored a TD, I'd do his dance. I did, and then I got penalized for it, so it's really his fault." - @Yung_Julio16— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) September 7, 2014
Baylor’s drive chart: TD, TD, TD, punt, TD, TD, fumble, TD, TD, TD #SicEm— Brandon Chatmon (@BChatmon) September 7, 2014
The B1G and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
No. 3 Oregon 46-27 No. 7 Michigan State
No. 16 Notre Dame 31-0 Michigan
Virginia Tech 53-21 No. 8 Ohio State
Northern Illinois 23-15 Northwestern
No. 19 Nebraska 31-24 McNeese State
Iowa 17-13 Ball State