2019 Baylor Bears football team

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2019 Baylor Bears football
Baylor Athletics logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 14–26 vs. Georgia
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
2019 record11–3 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coach
Co-offensive coordinatorGlenn Thomas (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJeff Nixon (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorPhil Snow (3rd season)
Home stadiumMcLane Stadium
(Capacity: 45,140)
Uniform
Baylor bears football unif.png
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 13 Baylor y   8 1         11 3  
No. 25 Texas   5 4         8 5  
Oklahoma State   5 4         8 5  
Kansas State   5 4         8 5  
Iowa State   5 4         7 6  
West Virginia   3 6         5 7  
TCU   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   2 7         4 8  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 30, Baylor 23 OT
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears played their home games at the McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, and competed in the Big 12 Conference. They were led by Matt Rhule in his third and final season as the program's head coach.

Baylor, only two years removed from a 1–11 season in 2017, began the year unranked and projected to finish in sixth in the Big 12 Conference. The Bears won their first nine games of the season and climbed to 13th in the College Football Playoff rankings, but did not play a ranked team in that span. The team then hosted then-No. 10 Oklahoma, but Baylor squandered a 25-point lead and lost 34–31. Baylor finished out the regular season with an 11–1 record, 8–1 in Big 12 play to finish tied atop the conference standings, earning them a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, the school's first appearance in the game, to play a rematch against Oklahoma. There, the Bears lost to the Sooners again, this time in overtime, 30–23. Baylor received an invitation to the Sugar Bowl to play SEC runner-up Georgia, where they lost 26–14, to end the season at 11–3 and ranked 13th in the final AP Poll.

Baylor's defense was led by defensive tackle James Lynch, who was a consensus All-American and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He led the conference with 13.5 sacks on the season. He was joined on the first-team all-conference by defensive tackle Bravvion Roy. Offensively, the Bears were led by 3,000-yard passer Charlie Brewer, and 1,000-yard receiver Denzel Mims. Head coach Matt Rhule was named Big 12 Coach of the Year, and, after the completion of the season, he departed to take the head coaching job with the Carolina Panthers.

Previous Season[edit]

The Bears finished the 2018 season 7–6, 4–5 in Big 12 play to finish in a two-way tie for fifth place. The Bears were eligible for post-season play in which they defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores of the SEC 45-38 in the 13th edition of the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston. This was Baylor's first winning season since 2018.

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting class[edit]

References:[1][2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Blake Bedier
Offensive Lineman
Lehi, UT Lehi HS
Snow College
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 295 lb (134 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tyrone Brown
Defensive Back
Beaumont, TX Beaumont United HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Logan Compton
Defensive Lineman
Cypress, TX Tomball HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Davis DiVall
Offensive Lineman
Scottsdale, AZ Bridgton Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 285 lb (129 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Elijah Ellis
Offensive Lineman
Paris, TX Paris HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 279 lb (127 kg) - Feb 6, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jaylen Ellis
Wide Receiver
Round Rock, TX Cedar Ridge HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 186 lb (84 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
TJ Franklin
Defensive Lineman
Temple, TX Temple HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 280 lb (130 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Gabriel "Gabe" Hall
Defensive Line
Temple, TX Temple HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 288 lb (131 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Matt Jones
Defensive Lineman
Odessa, TX Odessa Permian HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 230 lb (100 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Qualan Jones
Running Back
Grand Prairie, TX Trinity Christian 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 219 lb (99 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Paul Matavao–Poialli
Offensive Lineman
Daly City, CA Jefferson HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 330 lb (150 kg) - Feb 6, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Peyton Powell
Quarterback
Odessa, TX Odessa Permian HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Garmon Randolph
Defensive End
Jefferson, GA Jefferson HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 234 lb (106 kg) - Feb 6, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Noah Rauschenberg
Kicker
Tulsa, OK Union HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 203 lb (92 kg) - Feb 6, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Sam Snyder
Tight End
Fleming Island, FL Fleming Island HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Yusuf Terry
Wide Receiver
Philadelphia, PA Imhotep Institute Charter HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) - Feb 6, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Solomon Turner
Defensive Back
Frisco, TX Prestonwood Christian 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 216 lb (98 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Hakeem Vance
Defensive Back
Olive Branch, MS Hattiesburg HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 203 lb (92 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Brandon White
Defensive Back
Amarillo, TX Tascosa HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Harrison White
Defensive Line
Houston, TX Klein HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 263 lb (119 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jonah White
Running Back
Merkel, TX Merkel HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Will Williams
Linebacker
El Paso, TX Chapin HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jacob Zeno
Quarterback
San Antonio, TX John Jay HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Niadre Zouzoua
Defensive Lineman
Brockton, MA Brockton HS
Monroe College
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 245 lb (111 kg) - Dec 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Maxwell Award Charlie Brewer QB JR
Bednarik Award James Lynch DL JR
Davey O'Brien Award Charlie Brewer QB JR
Biletnikoff Award Denzel Mims WR SR
Butkus Award Clay Johnston LB SR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy Clay Johnston LB SR
Outland Trophy James Lynch DL JR
Paul Hornung Award John Lovett RB/S JR
Manning Award Charlie Brewer QB JR

References:[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Big 12 media poll[edit]

The 2019 Big 12 media days were held July 15–16, 2019 in Frisco, Texas. In the Big 12 preseason media poll, Baylor was predicted to finish in sixth in the standings.[10]

Big 12 media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 761 (68)
2 Texas 696 (9)
3 Iowa State 589
4 TCU 474
5 Oklahoma State 460
6 Baylor 453
7 Texas Tech 281
8 West Virginia 241
9 Kansas State 191
10 Kansas 89

Preseason All-Big 12 teams[edit]

References:[11]

Roster[edit]

2019 Baylor Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 5 Denzel Mims Sr
RB 6 JaMycal Hasty Sr
RB 7 John Lovett Jr
QB 11 Gerry Bohanon Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 12 Charlie Brewer Jr
WR 13 R. J. Sneed So
WR 14 Chris Platt Sr
QB 14 Jacob Zeno Fr
WR 15 Tripp Mitchell Fr
WR 16 Jared Atkinson Jr
QB 16 Bo Brewer Fr
QB 17 Garrett McGuire So
QB 18 Brandon Bass Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 18 Gavin Holmes So
WR 19 Yusuf Terry Fr
RB 20 Craig Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 21 Josh Fleeks So
RB 25 Trestan Ebner Jr
RB 27 Qualan Jones Fr
RB, LB 28 Abram Smith So
WR 29 Davis Baucum Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 31 Jacoby Clarke Fr
RB 32 Skyler Wetzel Jr
RB 33 Jonah White Fr
WR 34 Blake Perdue Jr
TE 37 Cody George Sr
FB 38 Koby Bullard Jr
WR 40 Kolby White Fr
RB 44 Dru Dixon So
OL 50 Paul Matavao–Poialii Fr
OL 52 Sam Tecklenburg Sr
OL 55 Xavier Newman–Johnson Jr
OL 56 Blake Bedier Jr
OL 57 Johncarlo Valentin Sr
OL 58 Ty Smith So
OL 61 Khalil Keith So
OL 63 Jake Fruhmorgen Sr
OL 65 Blake George Fr
OL 66 Colby Johnston Fr
OL 70 Jackson Kimble Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 71 Jim Threet Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 73 Davis DiVall Fr
OL 74 Prince Pines Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 75 Elijah Ellis Fr
OL 76 Connor Galvin So
OL 77 Jason Moore So
OL 78 Henry Klinge III So
OL 79 Casey Phillips Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 80 Jackson Gleeson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 81 Tyquan Thornton So
TE 82 Tyler Henderson So
WR 82 Kyle Peterson Jr
WR 83 Russell Morrison Jr
WR 84 Jaylen Ellis Fr
WR 84 Marques Jones Sr
TE 85 Sam Snyder Fr
TE 86 Ben Sims Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 87 Christoph Henle So
TE, DT 91 Rob Saulin So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 Grayland Arnold Jr
LB 2 Blake Lynch Sr
S 3 Chris Miller Sr
LB 4 Clay Johnston Sr
S 8 Henry Black Sr
DE 9 James Lockhart Sr
CB 11 Jameson Houston Sr
CB 12 Kalon Barnes So
CB 13 Raleigh Texada Jr
S 15 Christian Morgan So
CB 20 Brandon White Fr
S 22 JT Woods So
S 23 Zeke Brown Jr
LB 24 Jalen Pitre Jr
CB 25 Byron Hanspard Jr. Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 26 Terrel Bernard So
S 30 Will Baxter Redshirt.svg Fr
S 30 Hakeem Vance Fr
S 31 Griffin Speaks Fr
LB 32 Tyrone Brown Fr
S 33 Will Williams Fr
LB 34 Owen Rogers Sr
LB 35 Tyrstan Slinker Jr
CB 35 Shevin Smith Fr
CB 36 Ricardo Benitez Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 36 Solo Turner Fr
CB 37 Mark Milton Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 38 Jordan Williams Sr
S 39 Colby Delashaw Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 41 Jake Copeland Jr
S 42 Jairon McVea Jr
LB 45 Bryson Jackson So
CB 47 Alex Lanham Fr
S 48 Collin Losack Fr
LB 50 Ashton Logan So
DE 51 Jackson Shupp Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 52 Matt Jones Fr
DT 54 Brayden Utley Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 55 Garmon Randolph Fr
LB 58 Michael McNair Jr
DT 64 Ryan Miller Jr
DE 88 Bralen Taylor Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 90 TJ Franklin Fr
DT 92 Josh Landry Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 93 James Lynch Jr
DT 94 Harrison White Fr
DT 95 Gabe Hall Fr
DT 96 Cole Maxwell So
DE 97 Niadré Zouzoua Jr
DT 98 Chidi Ogbonnaya So
DT 99 Bravvion Roy Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 43 Issac Power Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 46 Ross Matiscik Sr
LS 67 Thor Rodoni Jr
K 89 Jay Sedwick So
K 95 John Mayers Redshirt.svg Fr
K 98 Josh Grant So
K 99 Noah Rauschenberg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 29 May 2019

Schedule[edit]

Baylor announced its 2019 football schedule on October 18, 2018.[12] The 2019 schedule consists of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 31, 20196:00 p.m.Stephen F. Austin*ESPN+W 56–1743,013
September 73:00 p.m.UTSA*
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FSNW 63–1440,274
September 216:00 p.m.at Rice*CBSSNW 21–1320,198
September 282:30 p.m.Iowa State
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
ESPNW 23–2142,359
October 52:30 p.m.at Kansas StateESPN2W 31–1250,448
October 123:00 p.m.Texas TechdaggerNo. 22
FS1W 33–30 2OT47,264
October 193:00 p.m.at Oklahoma StateNo. 18FOXW 45–2755,060
October 317:00 p.m.West VirginiaNo. 12
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
ESPNW 17–1446,379
November 911:00 a.m.at TCUNo. 12FS1W 29–23 3OT45,870
November 166:30 p.m.No. 10 OklahomaNo. 13
ABCL 31–3450,223
November 232:30 p.m.TexasNo. 14
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FS1W 24–1049,109
November 302:30 p.m.at KansasNo. 9ESPNW 61–622,531
December 711:00 a.m.vs. No. 6 OklahomaNo. 7ABCL 23–30 OT65,191
January 1, 20207:45 p.m.vs. No. 5 Georgia*No. 7ESPNL 14–2655,211
Schedule Source:[13]

Game summaries[edit]

Statistics Stephen F. Austin Baylor
First downs 13 30
Total yards 277 518
Rushing yards 119 268
Passing yards 158 250
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 30:07 29:53

Stephen F. Austin[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –44.0
Stephen F. Austin at Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lumberjacks 7 0 01017
Bears 14 21 14756

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: August 31
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 91 °F (33 °C); fair
  • Game attendance: 43,013
  • Referee: Cal McNeill
  • TV: ESPN+
  • [1] [2] [3]
Game information

Baylor opened up the 2019 season by beating FCS Stephen F. Austin 56-17 in Waco. Trestan Ebner had three first half touchdowns for the Bears

Statistics UTSA Baylor
First downs 14 25
Total yards 266 546
Rushing yards 164 368
Passing yards 102 178
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 31:31 28:29

UTSA[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –25.5
Texas–San Antonio at Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Roadrunners 0 0 7714
Bears 14 21 141463

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: September 7
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 99 °F (37 °C); fair
  • Game attendance: 40,274
  • Referee: David Alvarez
  • TV: FOX Sports
  • [4] [5] [6]
Game information
Statistics Baylor Rice
First downs 20 17
Total yards 427 242
Rushing yards 124 64
Passing yards 303 178
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 27:45 32:15

at Rice[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –27.0
Baylor at Rice – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 7 14 0021
Owls 0 3 3713

at Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 85 °F (29 °C); partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 20,198
  • Referee: Billy Williams
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • [7] [8] [9]
Game information
Statistics Iowa State Baylor
First downs 23 24
Total yards 405 411
Rushing yards 63 104
Passing yards 342 307
Turnovers 2 0
Time of possession 29:43 30:17

Iowa State[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
ISU –2.5
Iowa State at Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34Total
RV Cyclones 0 0 02121
Bears 0 7 13323

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 93 °F (34 °C); mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 42,359
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV: ESPN
  • [10] [11] [12]
Game information
Statistics Baylor Kansas State
First downs 18 21
Total yards 426 341
Rushing yards 158 123
Passing yards 268 218
Turnovers 0 2
Time of possession 23:15 36:45

at Kansas State[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
EVEN
Baylor at Kansas State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 10 71431
RV Wildcats 3 0 3612

at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, Manhattan, KS

  • Date: October 5
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C); mostly clear
  • Game attendance: 50,448
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton
  • TV: ESPN2
  • [13] [14] [15]
Game information

Baylor's defense proved formidable and produced two turnovers, while their offense completed a blanced run game.[14] Baylor remained undefeated with the 31-12 win over Kansas State.[15]

Statistics Texas Tech Baylor
First downs 26 27
Total yards 510 525
Rushing yards 148 173
Passing yards 362 352
Turnovers 3 3
Time of possession 31:00 29:00

Texas Tech[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –10.5
Texas Tech at Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Red Raiders 3 3 771030
No. 22 Bears 0 3 1431333

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: October 12
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C); fair
  • Game attendance: 47,264
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • TV: FoxSports1
  • [16] [17] [18]
Game information

For the team's homecoming game, Baylor replaced their traditional interlocking 'BU' on their green helmet with the 'Sailor Bear' logo originally created by Arthur Evans for the second straight year.[citation needed]

Texas Tech traveled to Waco to play Baylor, the two teams had played one another at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX nearly every year from 2009-2018. The 2010 game was played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX, the only game in this stretch that was not played at AT&T Stadium.[16]

The first half of the game was a defensive battle between the two teams. Texas Tech scored only 6 points in the half with two field goals from Trey Wolff while Baylor only scored 3 with a 37-yard field goal from John Mayers. The Red Raiders had 182 yards of offense in the first half while the Bears had 117. Baylor scored the first touchdown of the game for either team on its first drive of the half with a 4-yard run from Charlie Brewer. After trailing for most of the half, the Red Raiders scored a touchdown with 1:37 left in regulation to take a 20–17 lead. The Bears marched down field with Mayers making a 19-yard field goal as time expired to tie the game. Baylor started overtime on offense with Texas Tech on defense. During the drive, center Jake Fruhmorgen appeared to have fumbled the ball on a snap with the ball being recovered by Jaylon Hutchings for the Red Raiders and the play was blown dead quickly. The fumble was overturned as Baylor was penalized for an illegal snap penalty. The call was heavily criticized and the following day Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced that the Big 12 had told him that the penalty was the wrong call and that Texas Tech should have gained possession.[17][18] Hocutt was later fined by the conference for making the announcement in violation of league policy.[19]

After winning in 2 overtime periods by a score of 33-30, Baylor moved up 4 spots in the AP poll from #22 to #18.[citation needed]

Statistics Baylor Oklahoma State
First downs 18 27
Total yards 536 469
Rushing yards 224 281
Passing yards 312 188
Turnovers 1 3
Time of possession 28:12 31:48

at Oklahoma State[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
OSU –6.0
Baylor at Oklahoma State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 18 Bears 7 3 142145
Cowboys 6 7 7727

at Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C); sunny
  • Game attendance: 55,060
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • TV: FOX
  • [19] [20] [21]
Game information
Statistics West Virginia Baylor
First downs 12 26
Total yards 219 453
Rushing yards 14 176
Passing yards 205 277
Turnovers 2 3
Time of possession 23:34 36:26

West Virginia[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –17.5
West Virginia at Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Mountaineers 0 0 14014
No. 12 Bears 7 0 7317

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: October 31
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 46 °F (8 °C); fair and chilly
  • Game attendance: 46,379
  • Referee: David Alvarez
  • TV: ESPN
  • [22] [23] [24]
Game information
Statistics Baylor TCU
First downs 22 18
Total yards 195 140
Rushing yards 99 168
Passing yards 195 140
Turnovers 2 3
Time of possession 29:36 30:24

at TCU[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –2.0
Baylor at Texas Christian – Game summary
1 2 34OT2OT3OTTotal
No. 12 Bears 0 0 3677629
Horned Frogs 3 6 0077023

at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C); sunny
  • Game attendance: 45,870
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV: FoxSports1
  • [25] [26] [27]
Game information

Heading into Week 11 of the college football season, Baylor is on top of the Big 12 conference standings with an undefeated 8-0 record. Recent victories over West Virginia and Texas Tech were close and TCU is looking to win a few more games to become eligible for a bowl game. Both teams have been able to score and the game is listed as one of the most "compelling matchups" for the week by MSN Sports.[20]

Statistics Oklahoma Baylor
First downs 34 18
Total yards 525 307
Rushing yards 228 113
Passing yards 297 194
Turnovers 3 2
Time of possession 41:11 18:49

Oklahoma[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
OU –10.5
Oklahoma at Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 10 Sooners 3 7 71734
No. 13 Bears 14 17 0031

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 51 °F (11 °C); fair
  • Game attendance: 50,223
  • Referee: C. Castleberry
  • TV: ABC
  • [28] [29] [30]
Game information
Statistics Texas Baylor
First downs 21 20
Total yards 391 391
Rushing yards 191 163
Passing yards 200 228
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 29:52 30:08

Texas[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –4.0
Texas at Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34Total
RV Longhorns 0 3 0710
No. 14 Bears 0 7 14324

at McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C); fair skies
  • Game attendance: 49,109
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV: FoxSports1
  • [31] [32] [33]
Game information
Statistics Baylor Kansas
First downs 29 15
Total yards 507 258
Rushing yards 264 142
Passing yards 243 116
Turnovers 1 6
Time of possession 33:46 26:14

at Kansas[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
BU –14.0
Baylor at Kansas – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 9 Bears 21 13 141361
Jayhawks 0 0 606

at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

  • Date: November 30
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C); sunny
  • Game attendance: 22,531
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV: ESPN
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Game information
Statistics Baylor Oklahoma
First downs 8 21
Total yards 265 433
Rushing yards 35 146
Passing yards 230 287
Turnovers 0 2
Time of possession 23:24 36:36

vs. Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship Game)[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
OU –9.5
Baylor at Oklahoma – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
No. 7 Bears 0 13 010023
No. 6 Sooners 10 0 103730

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C); indoors
  • Game attendance: 61,191
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV: ABC
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Game information
Statistics Georgia Baylor
First downs 19 21
Total yards 380 295
Rushing yards 130 61
Passing yards 250 234
Turnovers 0 3
Time of possession 32:23 27:37

vs. Georgia (2020 Sugar Bowl)[edit]

Pregame line Over/under
Georgia –3.5
Georgia vs. Baylor – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 5 Bulldogs 3 16 7026
No. 7 Bears 0 0 14014

at Mercedes–Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 7:45 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: N/A (indoors)
  • Game attendance: 55,211
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV: ESPN
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Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR RV 22 18 14 12 11 12 13 11 8 8 13 
Coaches RV NR NR NR NR RV 23 18 14 11 10 10 13 10 8 8 12 
CFP Not released 12 13 14 9 7 7 Not released

Postseason[edit]

All-Big 12 Conference Football Team[edit]

References:[21]

Postseason Conference Accolades[edit]

Award Player Year Position
Defensive Player of the Year James Lynch JR Defensive Lineman
Defensive Lineman of the Year James Lynch JR Defensive Lineman
Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year Matt Rhule 3rd Year Head Coach

Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 59 Denzel Mims WR New York Jets
4 130 James Lynch DE Minnesota Vikings
6 184 Bravvion Roy DT Carolina Panthers
7 234 Clay Johnston DE Los Angeles Rams

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