Oklahoma Sooners Football: Are the Baylor Bears the pushovers that we think they are?

By Jack Shields

After losing three straight games, the Bears return six players from injury this week.

Rewind back to the first real Saturday night of college football (not Aug. 25) — you were likely watching Alabama vs. Florida State or not watching football at all. All of a sudden, you check your phone to look at some scores from around the country.

“WHAT?!?! Baylor’s losing to LIBERTY?”

“Who’s Liberty?”

*Googles Liberty University*

“It’s a school founded by Jerry Falwell. It’s like the ORU of Virginia, I guess.”

Baylor ended up losing that game, but surely it was just an especially rough night for the Bears, right? RIGHT?

Wrong. They really were that bad, and they proved it the next week by dropping another one at home to the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. Baylor still has some good skill-position players left over from the Briles era, but grad transfer Anu Solomon couldn’t seem to put up points against a second-rate G5 school.

They looked like they were in pretty bad shape entering a tough road game at Duke the following week — and they were. Anu Solomon was out with a concussion suffered against Liberty, and the Bears were bad on both sides of the …read more

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