It took a little while, but it's on for Baylor. Because this team is even better than RGIII's final season in Waco, this should be even more fun than their memorable run of 2011. RGIII's Baylor team was not as deep, or as balanced, as this crew and not a threat to the national scene. He was a threat to individual awards, but his team was not a global threat.
The same program that just a few years ago was aiming to merely become bowl eligible is now a major player at the top.
In 2011, Baylor was a cute little story led by charming quarterback and a soft-drawled football coach with crazy game plans. They were adorable. They finished third in the Big 12 that season, which was Camelot in Waco.
In 2013, Baylor is a genuine threat to college football's upper establishment.
This is the best team Baylor has had since ... integration?
This final month should be a lot of fun, a lot different, but doable.
* Baylor is 7-0 against opponents that are a combined 24-29. The first win was against Wofford, which is an FCS team.
* Four of their next five games are against teams with winning records, beginning Thursday in Waco when Oklahoma visits.
* If you recall, the last time OU visited Waco was one of the most enjoyable games of the 2011 season - on November 19, 2011, RGIII passed for 479 yards in a 45-38 upset win against the No. 5 Sooners. His 34-yard TD pass to Terrance Williams with eight seconds remaining won the game. OU gave up a school-record 616 yards to Baylor in that game ... which feels like what Baylor is averaging this season.
* The combined record of the five remaining opponents is 28-10.
Since going undefeated is statistically just so hard the safe bet is to assume that the Bears will get popped in this final month. The best guess is at Oklahoma State; the Cowboys are good, and it's on the road.
The Bears are good enough to pull this off, to not only win the Big 12 but reach a BCS title game.
How ironic - in their final season at Floyd Casey Stadium, which witnessed countless bad football games and bad football teams - the Bears are having their best season maybe ever.
Here is a fun walk down memory lane ... (sorry - it's Matt Millen on the analysis - nothing I can do about that).
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