OSU opponent watch: Baylor
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
11/28/12 at 2:43 AM
Wow factor: Baylor's offense, one year after Robert Griffin III, is as explosive as any in college football. In national statistics, the Bears are second in total offense, third in passing offense, fifth in scoring and 18th in rushing offense. Baylor has been held below 34 points just twice this season.
The flip side: Baylor ranks 88th nationally in run defense, 116th in scoring defense, 118th in passing yards allowed and 119th (next to last) in total defense.
Wide Receiver U.: Like OSU in recent seasons, Baylor has been fortunate to churn out a number of pro-caliber receivers.
Former Bears receiver Kendall Wright was a first-round pick in the most recent NFL draft, and supplemental draft selection Josh Gordon (who last played college ball at Baylor in 2010) is a rookie receiver with the Cleveland Browns.
Next? Fifth-year Baylor senior Terrance Williams leads the nation in receiving yards per game and is sixth in catches per game.
"I think he's a first-round pick," OSU coach Mike Gundy said.
Gundy watched Williams catch eight passes for 154 yards at the Cowboys' expense last season.
With one regular-season game remaining this year, Williams already has set a single-season school record for receiving yards with 1,693. He is on pace to become only the second player in NCAA history to accumulate 2,000 receiving yards in a season.
Quick strike: Baylor has scored in two minutes or less on 31 drives this season.
Senior day: The Bears will say goodbye to 23 seniors Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium.