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Baylor's 2-0 Start Drawing National Attention
September 12, 2013
Wendell Barnhouse is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.

Matt Hayes of The Sporting News, in his weekly First And 10 feature, had this item about Baylor:

Look, I know what you’re thinking. The last thing you remember about Baylor was the Bears single-handily elevating Geno Smith to everyone’s lock for the Heisman Trophy.

Now I want you to peruse the Baylor schedule and considering what we now know about trio of QB Bryce Petty, TB Lache Seastrunk and WR Tevin Reese, tell me who beats the Bears?

Because while Ohio State jumped to an early lead on Buffalo and then had to fight off the MAC middling in the second half, Baylor merely blitzkrieged the Bulls, scoring 56 points in the first half and winning 70-13.

“They are deserving to be in the top five right now in my opinion,” said Buffalo coach Jeff Quinn. “I felt good about last week’s game against Ohio State, but this week we weren’t even close to the way I felt we would hold up against Baylor.”

There’s still time, people. And plenty of room on the bus.

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