They say that a championship team must dominate on offense, defense, and special teams. On Saturday night, the Baylor Bears looked like a championship football team.
The Bears destroyed Iowa State, 71-7.
Let's take a look at the stats (with some commentary):
Baylor junior quarterback, Bryce Petty, had another incredibly efficient game against the Cyclones. Petty completed 23 of 31 passes for 343 yards, 2 Tds, and no ints. Add 1 carry for a 6 yards TD scamper, and you can see why Petty is rising on many college football award watch lists. Petty looked confident and strong in the pocket, and but for a few overthrows on some deep balls, Petty was on target most of the night.
Explosive running back Lache Seastrunk toted the rock 18 times for 112 yards and 2 scores. Seastrunk and most of the Baylor starters sat for a good portion of the 2nd half.
Baylor's other running back, Glasco Martin, looked back to full strength carrying the ball 21 times for 81 yards. Marin showed quickness and power on some off-tackle runs and appears to be back at 100%.
The best wide receiver duo in the country, Baylor's Antwan Goodley and Tevin Reese, continued their rampage. Goodley hauled in 11 passes for 182 yards and 2 scores. Reese snagged 6 receptions for 105 yards.
Defensively, the Bears held the Cyclones to 174 offensive yards. The Bears camped out in the Iowa State backfield recording 5 sacks on the night, led by Chris McAllister's 2. Linebacker Eddie Lackey led the team in tackles with 8, while bearbacker Sam Holl recorded the Bears only interception on the night.
On special teams, Baylor got touchdowns on both a punt return and a kick return. Punt returner Levi Norwood got in on the action first returning a punt 52 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter. On quarter later, Baylor redshirt freshman Corey Coleman returned a kickoff 97 yards to paydirt to put the Bears over 70 points once again this season.
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