No disrespect to Kansas, but they aren’t exactly a legitimate opponent.
The Baylor Bears were able to defeat the Jayhawks 47-14 last Saturday in their 2020 season opener. While this performance may have excited Bears fans and provided a solid beginning to the Dave Aranda era, there was honestly nothing to take from the game.
The Jayhawks appear to have taken a step back in their second season under Les Miles. After a season opening loss to Coastal Carolina, it appeared as if the wheels were off the tracks before the season even began. Anyone who plays Kansas this season is expected to beat them, and win comfortably – making Baylor’s victory over them worth virtually nothing.
Usually by game three, we are able to compose a solid opinion of the opponent. But with the Jayhawks being as bad as they are, Baylor having only played one game and being in the first game of a new coaching regime, we know absolutely nothing about Baylor at this point in time. Though Neal Brown and the coaching staff will be able to use Baylor’s film against Kansas to gauge a good feel of them, outlets and media members will be all over the place in their expectations this weekend.
Baylor looks like a good football team, but it could have been the opponent making them seem that way. The Bears will have the opportunity to prove themselves legitimate this weekend, all while the Mountaineers will attempt to continue to make strides.
The Bears are an unknown at this point in time. All that can be hoped for is that Brown and company are ready to compete this Saturday in Morgantown.
WVU and Baylor kick off at noon on ABC.