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October 7, 2013

Big offensive numbers no surprise for Baylor

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WACO, Texas —

“I always feel that Baylor is a but team, and I say that because people say Baylor is good but; Baylor scores points, but; Baylor beat this team but,” quarterback Bryce Petty said. “That’s good, because it puts a chip on our shoulder. ... We know we’re the best.”

Baylor goes on the road for the first time next Saturday at Kansas State. But — there’s that word — the Bears aren’t likely to be tested against a ranked team until a Nov. 7 home game against No. 12 Oklahoma.

Briles said this team is still trying to create its own identity. He’s not making comparisons to past teams, such as when the Bears had Robert Griffin III during a Heisman Trophy-winning season two years ago — or even record-setting Nick Florence last season.

“It’s too early, we’ve played four games,” Briles said. “You’re not going to date somebody three times and say will you marry me. You’ve got to be around them awhile, and you’ve got to get to know them and see if it’s really a match. I think we’ve still got to see where we are before we judge ourselves.”

“I know we have energy,” he said. “And I know we have some guys who are hungry and determined.”

Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and his first interception against WVU, and all of that except a 5-yard pass came before halftime. The fourth-year junior finally starting after backing up Griffin and Florence, is 67-of-92 passing (73 percent) for 1,348 yards and 10 TDs.

Lache Seastrunk is second among FBS running backs with 147.3 yards rushing per game after his eighth consecutive 100-yard game. He had all 15 of his carries against West Virginia in the first half, when he had 172 yards and two TDs (80, 19 yards).

The Bears tied a team record with eight rushing touchdowns, by six different players.

After taking a 56-14 halftime lead, already with 617 total yards, Baylor ran on 28 of its 37 plays in the second half.

“We’re all smiling right now,” Petty said. “And we should be.”

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