The No. 15 Baylor Bears are putting together what appears to be an offensive season for the ages. Through the first four games of 2013, Baylor is averaging 70.5 points per game, 779.5 yards per game, and 9.62 yards per play. I’m not a math guy, but I’m pretty sure those numbers are what mathematicians call “ridiculous.”
The gaudy stats haven’t totally won over the critics and doubters, though. Baylor’s first four opponents — Wofford, Buffalo, Louisiana-Monroe, and West Virginia — weren’t exactly the stiffest of the competition. But quarterback Bryce Petty, in an interview with the Waco Tribune, says the naysayers are only motivating the Bears:
I feel like Baylor is a ‘but’ team. I say that because people say ‘Baylor is good, but . . .,’ and ‘Baylor scores points, but . . .,’ and ‘Baylor beat this team, but . . .’ That’s good because it puts a chip on our shoulder.
Baylor’s next three games won’t exactly do a whole lot to combat the perception that they’re just beating up on inferior opponents, but they’ll be hard to discredit if those offensive stats hold steady. Baylor’s big test will be the month of November, during which they play Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and TCU.
[Source: Waco Tribune]