Friday, October 22, 2010

Baylor Bowl Bound?

It is homecoming weekend in Waco and it is perhaps the most important homecoming game for the Bears in quite some time.  Baylor comes into the game against Kansas State with a 5-2 record, only one game short of bowl eligibility.  With 5 games left, Baylor has its first realistic chance to go to a bowl since their last trip in 1994.

Sixteen years without a bowl, 14 of those in Big XII play, has been tough on Baylor fans.

Though it would seem that with five games left, Baylor would be able to eek out one more win.  I hope that is the case, but it is certainly not a given.  In our final five games, we play Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and tomorrow's game against K-State.  Four of those five are ranked in the top 25 (K-State 21, Texas 19, Oklahoma State 14, and Oklahoma 1).  On paper, the two teams that seem most likely for a Baylor win are A&M and K-State.  Surprisingly, at least to me, Baylor is a 6.5 point favorite in the game.  If they are going to win, they will have to find an answer for K-State's power running game behind the bruising back Daniel Thomas who has racked up 782 yards this season.  Baylor has been pretty bad against the run this year and we have yet to face a back like Thomas.

We know Baylor can score behind Griffin III, but we have to stop the other team as well.  It should be a great game.  Come on Baylor, Rise Up! Lets go bowling!

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