Baylor's 2012 season can be divided into two parts. After nine games, the Bears were 4-5. The team scored 113 points against West Virginia and Texas, but gave up 126 and lost both games.
Then No. 1 Kansas State came to Waco and the Bears steamrolled the Wildcats, 52-24. Baylor finished with four wins in a row, including a 49-26 trouncing of UCLA in the Holiday Bowl.
This team is full of confidence, and that should only grow in the first half of the season. Expect the Bears to enter November with no more than one loss. But if Baylor is to become an elite team, the play of the defense will have to improve. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Christian and Texas line the second half of the schedule and the Bears will have to be at their best.
Thanks to Joseph.