Who to watch: Baylor
By Tori Cummings
Posted October 11, 2012
Posted October 11, 2012
Baylor lights up the scoreboard putting up over 54 points per game. The Bears rank No. 2 nationally in scoring and have scored 45 points or more in their last eight games.
Nick Florence, quarterback, senior
Nick Florence leads the nation in total offense with 434.5 yards per game. Florence’s 396.2 passing yards per game ranks second in the Big 12 behind West Virginia’s Geno Smith. The Garland native set Baylor’s single-game passing record with 581 passing yards in Baylor’s Big 12 opener against West Virginia. He also threw for a career-high five touchdowns. Florence appeared in Baylor's game against TCU in 2010, throwing two incomplete passes. He did not play in last year's game.
Terrance Williams, wide receiver, senior
Terrance Williams ranks No.1 nationally with 166.75 receiving yards per game. He broke Baylor’s single game records for both receptions (17) and yards (314) against West Virginia. The Dallas native is the fifth Baylor receiver to reach 2,000 yards in his career. Williams’ 2,169 receiving yards rank fourth at Baylor. He leads all Bears receivers with six touchdowns this season. Williams recorded 126 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Frogs last year.
Bryce Hager, linebacker, sophomore
Bryce Hager continues the national trend for Baylor ranking No. 2 nationally with 13.5 tackles per game. This puts him first in the Big 12. He also has a team-high five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. The Bears’ defense has forced 10 turnovers (six interceptions, four fumbles) over four games this season and is allowing 39.8 points per game
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