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Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Preview

Baylor Bears RB Terrence Williams needs to find to success early to keep the Mountaineer defense honest. Photo Courtesy: Matthew Lynch

Bears RB Terrence Williams needs to find to success early to keep the Mountaineer defense honest. Photo Courtesy: Matthew Lynch

By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright

Game Info
Baylor Bears vs #16 West Virginia Mountaineers
Saturday – December 3 – 2:30 pm
TV: FS1
Milan Pusker Stadium – Morgantown – West Virginia

Records Before the Game
Baylor Bears (6-5, 3-5 Big 12)
West Virginia Mountaineers (9-2, 6-2 Big 12)

Let’s face it, Baylor has tumbled in their last five games of the season and no one is picking them to win this one. WVU is my school. It’s the place where I played, graduated and still love. I’m a Texan and I love every team in my state. But, this week Baylor will lose another game on the schedule. ESPN, Las Vegas and guys in the barbershop are picking against the Bears. The search is on for the next head coach as well as leadership under center for the Bears. Waco, Texas is in disarray!

Why you should watch this game
You really want to see this team win it’s last regular season game of the year. They are already bowl eligible, but only have six wins. Looks like they will be playing at the “Kroger Baked Chicken Bowl” this year.

Why shouldn’t watch this game
You have better things to do than watch Baylor drop another game!

Offense
Zack Smith will take the lead under center. He’s growing up, but can’t seem to get over the hump. I really like this kid, but I believe he was put in the fire way too soon and seems shell shocked in the latter parts of games. I believe that he should continue to hand the ball off to Terence Williams on first and second down to keep the Mountaineers off track. It’s hard watching this dynamic offense struggle the way they do. They have to score points to keep it close.

Defense
Skyler Howard is the key for the Baylor defense. If he gets into a rhythm the defense is in trouble. He has passed for 3,083 yards on 352 attempts. Throwing the ball down the field is his strength. He has 24 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Justin Crawford is the starter at running back. He has 959 yards on the ground and is looking to get the 41 yards for a thousand yards. Shelton Gibson has 40 receptions for 927 yards and he is also looking to rack up a thousand yards this year. So the Baylor defense has to get some defensive stops early just to stay close in this contest.

Prediction
This week… the Bears will lose again! The 6-0 start has haunted the Bears this whole year. I like Baylor, but that’s it. They will lose by 17!

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