Sorry, Baylor – This Isn’t Kansas Anymore

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Every team in the Big 12 looks forward to Kansas on their schedule. It’s an easy win, and many times several second and third team players get an opportunity to play. However, what can happen when you play the Jayhawks is you get an overabundance of confidence. You may think you are better than you really are.

This will be the case with Baylor. Many outlets are expecting them to march into Morgantown and leave with a win. Some even peg it to be a convincing win. But that will not happen – not in Morgantown.

The bottomline is the Bears need to realize that this isn’t Kansas anymore, this is West West Virginia. Their soft offensive line will now have to deal with the Stills brothers breathing down their necks. Their defense will now have to contain an improved Leddie Brown, and face the fact that Sam James has the ability to burn them deep in the passing game on any play. It is no longer shut down Pookah Williams, shut down the offense. The Mountaineers bring much more to the table than the Jayhawks.

Someone has to say it, so I will. West Virginia is better than Baylor. They should have beat them in 2019, and they should beat them Saturday. Every once in a while, a team will strike it rich and finish with 11-wins like Baylor did last season. The fact of the matter is that they were not talented enough to win that many games – and they certainly aren’t now.

Take it for what it is, but I expect a huge performance by the Mountaineers Saturday. The talking this week from those in the media has grown old, and now it’s about time to watch our guys play. You don’t come into Morgantown expecting a win, and you certainly don’t do so if you’re Baylor.

The Bears are 0-4 all-time in Morgantown, and they will be 0-5 by tomorrow evening.

Let’s Go Mountaineers