News:Baylor's defense surrendered 567 yards in their 52-45 OT win at Texas Tech. They also had three interceptions.
Analysis:Baylor came up with some opportune turnovers, but they were still gashed for a ton of points and a ton of yards.
News:Baylor held Kansas State to 362 yards and 24 points in their 52-24 upset win on Saturday. They also recorded three INTs and two sacks.
Analysis: It was a terrible matchup for Baylor on paper, but they played one of their best, if not the best, defensive performances of the season.
News:Baylor surrendered 457 yards and 42 points in their loss at Oklahoma on Saturday. They forced two turnovers and recorded a sack.
Analysis: After a decent performance against KU a week ago, Baylor returned to their poor form against a good OU offense.
News:Baylor held Kansas to 345 yards and 14 points in their 41-14 win on Saturday. They also had two interceptions and two sacks.
Analysis: It isn't a huge feat to stymie a poor Kansas team, but it's just good to see this defense finally stop somebody.
News:Baylor's defense surrendered 555 yards and 35 points in their loss to Iowa State on Saturday. They also had one interception and recovered a fumble.
Analysis:Baylor's defense continues to be a train wreck - they are far away from having fantasy relevance.
News:Baylor surrendered 508 yards and 49 points in their loss to TCU on Saturday. They recorded two sacks.
Analysis: It was really a disappointing performance when you consider TCU was ravaged by injuries and using a backup quarterback.
Baylor's Defense Gashed For Over 800 Yards Against WVU
News:Baylor surrendered 70 points on 808 yards in their 70-63 loss at WVU on Saturday.
Analysis: It's not really possible for a defense to play much worse than this, so things can only get better. Right?
Baylor's Defense Allows 560 Yards Against UL-Monroe
News:Baylor gave up 42 points and 560 yards in their 47-42 shootout win at UL-Monroe on Friday. They also recorded two sacks, two fumble recoveries and an INT.
Analysis: Against weak competition, Baylor has now given up at least 430 yards of offense in every game this season. That could double when they travel to West Virginia next week.
Baylor's Defense Forces Four Turnovers Against Sam Houston State
News:Baylor's defense forced four turnovers and recorded three sacks, but surrendered 434 total yards in their 48-23 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday.
Analysis: It was a tale of two halves for the Baylor defense. They surrendered 20 points in the first half, but locked down in the second half and held the Bearkats to just three second half points.
Baylor's Defense Surrenders Over 500 Yards Against SMU
News:Baylor allowed 507 yards and 24 points to SMU on Sunday. They recorded two interceptions and recovered a fumble.
Analysis: Garbage time yards and points are something the Baylor D is going to have to deal with all season. The Bears only possessed the ball for 20 minutes of the game, and most of SMU's yards and points came in the second half.
News: Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin terrorized the defense during Friday's scrimmage, going 19-of-21 for 277 yards and three touchdowns.
Analysis:Nick Florence and Bryce Petty, a combined 20-for-25 and 183 yards, also looked good. This is good news for the quarterback depth and offense in general - and bad news for the Baylor defense. The lack of bodies at cornerback is clearly hindering its performance and the defense could concede a bundle of passing yards this season.
News: Baylor coach Art Briles said redshirt freshmen cornerback Tuswani Copeland's knee injury doesn't look good, and they will be trying out senior running back Isaac Williams at the position as a result.
Analysis: The move is simply to give the Bears more depth. Don't expect to see Williams receive much playing time at the position. The injury also shouldn't affect the Baylor defense too much as the two starters from last season (Chance Casey and Tyler Stephenson) are returning.
News: Baylor allowed an astounding 725 yards of total offense and forced just one turnover in Baylor's 55-28 loss to Oklahoma State Saturday.
Analysis: The Pokes had Baylor waving the white flag in the third quarter. Oklahoma State had 435 yards passing and ran the ball down the throats of the Bears. Not a good thing for a team that had Big 12 south championship aspirations.
News: Baylor allowed 407 yards and forced two turnovers in Saturday's 47-42 win over Kansas State.
Analysis: The Bears allowed just 109 yards rushing, but gave up a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown. Anytime your defense gives up 42 points, that's not a good thing.
News: Baylor allowed 399 yards of offense, including 192 on the ground, in Baylor's 31-25 win over Colorado Saturday.
Analysis: The Bears forced two turnovers, so that was a promising sign, but they are still giving up yards in droves this season. Colorado is one of the worst offensive teams in the Big 12 and it still scored 25 points.
News: Baylor's defense allowed 635 yards of offense to Texas Tech in Saturday's 45-38 loss to the Red Raiders.
Analysis: While the defense couldn't stop quarterback Taylor Potts and the Red Raiders' offense, the special teams did give its team a chance to win early in the first quarter when Terrance Ganaway picked up an onside kick attempt 38 yards for a touchdown that broke up a 7-7 tie. Don't count on this happening again this year and Baylor hasn't been very good on defense this year, so unless they are playing cupcakes, ice this D/ST.
News: Baylor allowed just 270 total yards and forced four turnovers in Saturday's 55-7 win over Kansas.
Analysis: Tim Atchison had a 14-yard interception return for a score late in the game and Baylor just outright whipped the Jayhawks. Baylor's next opponent is Texas Tech, who put up 38 points against Iowa State Saturday, so Baylor could be a risky play this week.
News: Baylod held Rice to under 300 yards of total offense while forcing two turnovers in 30-13 win over the Owls Saturday.
Analysis: A nice bounce back win for Baylor after getting destroyed by TCU a week before, so as long as Baylor plays cupcakes, it appears they are good to go. Otherwise, don't even think about it.
News: Baylor allowed 45 points, 558 yards, recorded zero sacks and did not force a turnover in its 45-10 loss to TCU Saturday.
Analysis: Wow. Think about all of that for a second. All of those points, yards and no sacks or interceptions to compensate for such an awful performance? Yowsers, Tack on no return scores and this spells doom for any owners of Baylor's D/ST. Well, are there any to begin with?
News:Analysis: The Bears allowed a mere six points on 325 yards of total offense, while also intercepting a pass and sacking the Bison quarterback twice. Baylor's task will get significantly more difficult next week against TCU.
Bears defense holds Bearkats to 195 Yards of Offense in Win
News: The Bears held Sam Houston State to under 200 yards in Saturday's 34-3 win.
Analysis: Playing FCS Sam Houston, the Bears dominated the Bearkats, allowing just two third-down conversions while recovering a fumble. With the high-powered offenses of the Big 12 South, Baylor could be in for hard times once conference play commences.