Baylor rolls 70-6 behind Seth Russell

No. 10 Baylor used huge performances from Seth Russell and KD Cannon to catapult the Bears over FCS opponents Northwestern State 70-6 on Saturday in Waco.

No Bryce Petty? No starting wide receivers?

No problem.

No. 10 Baylor used huge performances from Seth Russell and KD Cannon to catapult the Bears over FCS opponents Northwestern State 70-6 on Saturday in Waco.

We have heard plenty about how good KD Cannon is. Coming out of high school, he was one of the highest-recruited players in the state at wide receiver from Mount Pleasant. On Saturday, the true freshman took an opportunity to prove to us all that the hype is real.

Cannon went for touchdowns of 42, 50 and 81 yards, all in the first quarter, on the way to accumulating a ridiculous 223 yards on six catches. The yardage ranks second all-time on the Baylor list, behind only Terrance Williams’ 314-yard performance against West Virginia.

Not to be outdone, Jay Lee took a 61-yard throw to the house, and Davion Hall followed suit with a 57-yarder of his own late in the second quarter.

With the pass to Lee, Russell set a Baylor record for yards in a half with 381. After the lob to Hall, Russell finished the day with 438 yards, the most in a half in Baylor history and the third most in a game by any Baylor quarterback. For comparison’s sake, Bryce Petty has never thrown a game of this magnitude.

With the lead safe at 49-3 at the half, Baylor pulled the starters, and it was Salsa Nacho time! The transfer running back Silas Nacita played surprisingly well during mop-up duty, and finished with 104 yards and two touchdowns in only a half of work.

Baylor finished the day with 720 yards, compared to 202 yards for NSU. The Demons could not muster more than a touchdown on any drive in Waco.

The Bears will now travel to Buffalo at 7 p.m. on Friday to play the Buffalo Bills. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.


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