Baylor currently boasts its highest ranking in school history. The 2nd ranked Bears have gotten off to a scorching start outscoring its opponents 64-25, over the first 6 games of the season. There are several reasons for their success, but two of the main reasons are the play of QB Seth Russell and WR Corey Coleman.
Seth Russell entered the season as somewhat of an unknown. Many felt that Russell hadn't been challenged enough and did know how he would react with the keys to the Baylor offense. Russell has silenced those critics and has a combined 32 TDs on the early season. Against WVU, Russell accounted for 540 yards of total offense, 380 coming through the air and 160 coming on the ground. He also scored a total of 6 TDs.
On the flip side, Corey Coleman has been every bit of electric as most thought he would be. Coleman has an insane total of 16 TDs through 6 games, and also 877 yards receiving. Coleman has already surrpassed the school record for TDs in the a season, set by Kendall Wright a few years ago. At this pace, Coleman is projected to surpass 30 TDs and over 2000 yds receiving. The scary thing is Coleman has yet to play an entire game. Baylor's offense is explosive, but the play up to this point is on another planet.
Currently, many believe Baylor is one of the top teams in the country, but niether Coleman or Russell are getting much talk when it comes to the Heisman trophy. That is starting to change, and one former Heisman winner say that not only are the Bears the top team in the country, but they boast two legitimate Hesiman candidates, in Coleman and Russell.
Click on the link to hear what this former Heisman trophy winner says about the Bears.