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2017 Baylor Bears Football Schedule & Analysis

2017 Baylor Bears Football Schedule & Analysis

Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Baylor Bears football schedule

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2017 Baylor Bears Football Schedule
Realistic Best Case Scenario

Matt Rhule uses the annual Baylor non-conference light scrimmages to tune things up for the road game at Duke, starting out 3-0 after rolling Liberty and UTSA, too. The Bears make a massive statement with a home win over Oklahoma in the Big 12 opener, and gets by Kansas State to start out a red-hot 5-0 – becoming a national story – before getting a week off. Even in a rebuilding mode, with four home games in five weeks, BU goes on a late run with the date at TCU being for a spot in the Big 12 Championship. 10-2 is possible with a hot early Big 12 start.

2017 Baylor Bears Football Schedule
Realistic Worst Case Scenario

Things aren’t ready yet. Baylor loses at Duke, gets rolled by Oklahoma at home and Kansas State on the road, and it’s an ugly start that ruins any real Big 12 title hopes before they can get off the ground. They don’t take advantage of the amazing run of second half home games, losing to West Virginia and Texas, and they biff the regular season finale at TCU to go a mediocre 6-6. They won’t have a losing season if everything goes wrong, but six wins would be a disappointment with this favorable slate.

2017 Baylor Bears Football Schedule

Sept. 2: Liberty

Sept. 9: UTSA

Sept. 16: at Duke

Sept. 23: Oklahoma

Sept. 30: at Kansas State


Oct. 14: at Oklahoma State

Oct. 21: West Virginia

Oct. 28: Texas

Nov. 4: at Kansas

Nov. 11: Texas Tech

Nov. 18: Iowa State

Nov. 25: at TCU