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Baylor redshirt senior WR Jalen Hurd caught five passes for 72 yards in Saturday's 23-17 loss against Texas.

Hurd had two big drops in the game, including a would-be touchdown in the third quarter. Fortunately, he redeemed himself minutes later with a two-yard touchdown run out of the I-formation (Hurd had 13 rushing yards on six attempts). Hurd's talent pops in every game, but he remains extremely raw as a receiver. For somebody this inexperienced, his numbers are kind of incredible, with a 47-622-3 receiving line through seven games (along with 112 yards and three TD on the ground). Baylor is on bye next week, which is really good news for a team coming off such a huge near-miss.
Oct 13 - 7:36 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer went 20-of-39 for 245 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 23-17 loss to Texas.

It was an up and down game for Brewer, but he wasn't helped by multiple drops. He also wasn't helped by the injury to Denzel Mims, an enormous shot to Baylor's receiving corps. Baylor had a shot to win the game outright but Brewer's pass at the Texas 17 with no time left sailed high and out of the end zone. The 4-2 Bears have a bye next week and travel to Morgantown to face West Virginia after that.
Oct 13 - 7:29 PM

Baylor redshirt sophomore DE Deonte Williams was taken off of the field on a cart after suffering a right arm injury during the second half of Saturday's game at Texas.

Williams suffered the gruesome injury in the third quarter, with trainers applying an AirCast to his arm before the redshirt sophomore was taken off of the field via cart. His injury leaves Baylor short an option at rush end, with sophomore BJ Thompson serving as the starter.
Oct 13 - 6:19 PM

Baylor sophomore RB Johnathan Lovett (concussion) will play in Saturday's game against Texas.

Lovett (6'0/203) came out of the gates firing when he ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener, but he has been held in check ever since. The sophomore back has been splitting carries with JaMycal Hasty and Trestan Ebner, who ran for 100 yards on 17 carries with Lovett out last week. This is a backfield that can be explosive at times, but this Saturday's matchup against Texas is a tough one.
Oct 8 - 3:59 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer went 30-of-44 for 296 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 37-34 triumph against Kansas State.

He also ran for a touchdown. Kansas State came in wanting to keep Brewer in the pocket and limit his ability to push the ball down the field to his stud receivers, and they mostly succeeded on both accounts. Brewer only accounted for 10 rushing yards and his long pass went for a mere 21 yards. But Brewer showed solid efficiency with heavy usage in a back-and-forth, must-win game against a Big 12 opponent. For today, that'll do. Baylor, 4-2, travels to rival Texas next week.
Oct 6 - 7:52 PM

Baylor redshirt senior WR Jalen Hurd caught 11 passes for 135 yards in Saturday's 37-34 victory over Kansas State.

Hurd (6'4/229) also ran for 56 yards and a touchdowns on eight carries. It's becoming clear that Hurd is Baylor's best running back and also its best wide receiver. Because he wants to play receiver in the NFL, Baylor mostly uses him in the slot and feeds him heavy targets over the middle. But the Bears also run with him out of the I-formation a small handful of times per game because of his obvious effectiveness. NFL evaluators are paying very close attention to his acclimation process. It's going very well, with the obvious caveat that Hurd remains raw and is running a very limited route tree.
Oct 6 - 7:33 PM

Baylor junior RB JaMychal Hasty (undisclosed) returned to Saturday's game against Kansas State in the fourth quarter after missing the second and third periods.

There were no reports on the specifics of why Hasty, who left the game after Baylor's opening drive, was out of the game. His return to action suggests that whatever led to the junior's departure has been addressed. In Hasty's absence Trestan Ebner was the primary option at running back for the Bears.
Oct 6 - 6:41 PM

Baylor junior RB JaMychal Hasty (undisclosed) was taken to the locker room during the first half of Saturday's game against Kansas State.

The details regarding Hasty's injury haven't been announced, with the junior leaving the field after Baylor's opening offensive drive. Trestan Ebner has shouldered much of the load at running back in Hasty's absence, with the Baylor also being without John Lovett.
Oct 6 - 4:47 PM

The NCAA served Baylor with a formal notice of allegations following its investigation, including a citation for lack of institutional control.

In addition, former Bears HC Art Briles was cited for failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance. Baylor had 90 days to respond from the moment they were served (which was last month, according to the report). Reports in August suggested that Baylor was advised to consider a one-year bowl ban as a self-imposed sanction, but Bears officials vehemently denied they considered a bowl ban. The Bears are 3-2 and will need to go a minimum of 3-4 down the stretch in Big 12 play to qualify.
Oct 2 - 12:33 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer is dealing with soreness, but was able to practice on Monday.

Brewer was hammered on several play against Oklahoma, and also threw a whopping 60 passes in the blowout loss to the Sooners. Assuming that something unforeseen doesn't take place, he should be back under center for Saturday's contest against Kansas State.
Oct 1 - 4:45 PM

Baylor sophomore RB Johnathan Lovett is currently in the concussion protocol and could miss Saturday's game against Kansas State.

Lovett suffered the injury in the blowout loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. He and JaMycal Hasty have essentially split carries, so if Lovett isn't able to go against the Wildcats, Hasty would likely serve as the bell-cow. We should have an updated on Lovett's status in the coming days.
Oct 1 - 3:58 PM

Baylor junior WR Denzel Mims had 11 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 66-33 loss to Oklahoma.

He's back, folks. Mims (6'3/208) sat out Baylor's Sept. 15 loss to Duke because of a hamstring injury and then had a meager 2-32-0 line in his return last week against Kansas. Today, we got the Mims of old. This was his second 100-yard game of the year.
Sep 29 - 7:34 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer went 38-of-60 for 400 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 66-33 loss to Oklahoma.

He also ran for a touchdown. This was the second consecutive game where Brewer's play more or less kept redshirt junior Jalen McClendon planted on the bench. Brewer wasn't perfect, and he wasn't able to connect on any explosive plays, but he did keep the chains moving in a game Baylor might have had a chance in if the defense had put up any fight whatsoever. Baylor has an easier matchup on deck when they host Kansas State.
Sep 29 - 7:31 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule said Wednesday that junior LG Johncarlo Valentin will start Saturday's game at Oklahoma.

Valentin will make the start in place of sophomore Xavier Newman, who's reportedly dealing with an undisclosed injury. After missing Baylor's first two games of 2018 Valentin, a 6-foot-4, 332-pound transfer from ASA College, made his debut in the team's Sept. 15 loss to Duke.
Sep 26 - 7:21 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer went 19-of-27 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 26-7 win over Kansas.

He also ran for 56 yards. Up to this point, Brewer had been rotating with redshirt junior Jalen McClendon. That was the expectation heading into this one, too, but Brewer was nearly perfect in the first half, throwing for three TD, and Baylor kept McClendon planted on the bench until garbage time late in the fourth. Perhaps Brewer has earned the job to himself going forward.
Sep 22 - 7:02 PM


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