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Gameday Thread: Baylor (2-0) hits the road to face Kansas (1-1)

September 17, 2021
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Baylor (2-0) is set to begin Big 12 for the 2021 football season on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT against Kansas (1-1).


Quote of the week...

Dave Aranda: “I think simplicity, if I had to choose one. I think simple is sophisticated. I think sometimes things get complex because the level of understanding isn't there, and things aren't eliminated that are wasteful. There's not that clear vision of this is who we are, this is what we do, this is what we need.


Craig Smoak’s Players to Watch 

Kansas — Quarterback Jason Bean 

The transfer from UNT is a running threat, as he showed last week against Coastal Carolina with over 100 yards and 2 TD (43, 36 yds). On the flip side, Coastal Carolina also sacked Bean five times. The Bears can get to him, but they can't let him get loose, or it will spell trouble. Think Brady McBride and Texas State, but a worse outcome. Bean can be a little careless with the football, so turnover opportunities will likely be there for the taking. Passing-wise, accuracy is also an issue, and one of his highlight throws last week should have been an interception. But, the Mansfield native brings some electricity to this offense it desperately needs. 

Baylor — Running Back Abram Smith 

Smith has started the year off with a bang. I anticipate Trestan Ebner will continue lighting up the stat sheet, but Smith crossing the 100-yard mark for a third straight game would mean great things for Jeff Grimes' offense. I envision Smith slashing through the KU defense like a hot knife through butter. 


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Gameday Thread: Baylor (2-0) hits the road to face Kansas (1-1)

16,492 Views | 290 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by RMF5630
MrGolfguy
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Just win Bears!
If the real thing don't do the trick
You better make up something quick
LondonBear
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Just arrived in Kansas.....Don't make me regret making the trip!
IowaBear
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Nice! I'm heading down from Ames tonight! Looks like it's gonna be a nice day tomm
Bear2014
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Good guys 35 - 17 big 10 rejects
ImABearToo
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Down go the prairie chickens. Decisive win Bears, please!
RedBear05
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A win is a win, but I really want an 30pt win type of game. That would be a great sign.
vanillabryce
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Baylor with 300 yards rushing

38-10 Bears eat chickens.

Timbear
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Baylor won 47-14 last year. That should be our standard today. Look for Kansas to possibly be more creative with their Wide Zone O to try to offset Baylor's power advantage like Art did early on.
boognish_bear
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This should be our last time dealing with ESPN+. Praise da Lort!
Bear8084
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boognish_bear said:

This should be our last time dealing with ESPN+. Praise da Lort!


For real. 1st game was a disaster in game production, but the 2nd game was pretty good. It's just nicer to have it on regular channel. Less hassle than streaming and Smartcasting to the TV.
vanillabryce
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Coastal Carolina 14-14 v Buffalo.

Makes KU's first half against them less impressive.

Keeping with 38-10
Freedomb3ar
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At least we get Ryan Leaf. He was pretty decent last week
RedBear05
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Lomers with the tip!
whitetrash
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ESPN+ audio sounds like it's coming from a handheld AM transistor radio.
JustWinBears
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Hoping for a blowout, hoping to not be disappointed.
DanaDane
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Dang. Ebner almost broke it.
Jacques Strap
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Made it on fourth. Like to see it
jdrs
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Glad they went for it on 4th down
Buttpanda
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Ebner is so good
DanaDane
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It's only 2 full games and the first drive of game 3 and we really haven't played anyone, but I REALLY like what I see from Mateos
DanaDane
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TD Bears!!!!!!!!!!!
JustWinBears
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I'm curious how aggressive with 4th down they will be against tougher opponents. I really like the aggressiveness though.
Buttpanda
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What a throw and catch
jdrs
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Nice TD! Good movement down the field.
Jacques Strap
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what a catch!
Positive Bear
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I know it's just kansas but this offense is leaps and bounds better than last years. That tells me coaching has alot to do with it.
Jack Bauer
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Great start!
RedBear05
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Damn that was a strong first drive. Besides that one negative play where looked like the center missed his block, but that happens. 7-0 Bears!!!
Jacques Strap
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DanaDane said:

It's only 2 full games and the first drive of game 3 and we really haven't played anyone, but I REALLY like what I see from Mateos
Always good to see them make it look easy when it is supposed to be a mis match in the opponent
Bear8084
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Positive Bear said:

I know it's just kansas but this offense is leaps and bounds better than last years. That tells me coaching has alot to do with it.


Agree. We are starting to see it gel and run smoothly. It has a game plan, a purpose, and planned out to what they want to do. Great to see. Sic 'Em!
Jacques Strap
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Positive Bear said:

I know it's just kansas but this offense is leaps and bounds better than last years. That tells me coaching has alot to do with it.
amen
ImwithBU
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GB continuing to prove our fans wrong so far
DanaDane
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Yep. Good or bad opponent, offensive linemen have to be in position to make blocks. O Line never looked like they had any idea what to do last year. These guys are well coached. They may get manhandled by some defensive line, who knows, but at least I have faith they will be in place to make the play.
JustWinBears
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Positive Bear said:

I know it's just kansas but this offense is leaps and bounds better than last years. That tells me coaching has alot to do with it.


I think it's important to see the Offense do what they are doing regardless of the competition. Defensive play is only half of the story most of the time in effective offenses, you need great execution of the plays by everyone, smart QB play, and execution of passing and catching.

They simply look confident out there, there aren't many mistakes happening on the Baylor's offensive players. Now some deficiencies will crop up against stiffer competition but if they continue to play at this level of execution it's going to be a good year and gives them a chance to compete against anyone.
jdrs
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Great. Ready to see the offense again
 
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