2015 Schedule Baylor 56 SMU 21 Lamar 31 Baylor 66 Rice 17 Baylor 70 Texas Tech 35  Baylor 63 Baylor 66 Kansas 7 West Virginia 38  Baylor 62 Iowa State 27 Baylor 45 11/5 @ K-STATE 11/14 vs Oklahoma 11/21 @ Oklahoma State 11/27 @ TCU 12/5 vs Texas

2015 Schedule
Baylor 56 SMU 21
Lamar 31 Baylor 66
Rice 17 Baylor 70
Texas Tech 35 Baylor 63
Baylor 66 Kansas 7
West Virginia 38 Baylor 62
Iowa State 27 Baylor 45
11/5 @ K-STATE
11/14 vs Oklahoma
11/21 @ Oklahoma State
11/27 @ TCU
12/5 vs Texas

Baylor Bears
7-0 (4-0 Big 12)

AP: #2     Coaches: #2

Location:  Waco, Texas
Enrollment:  15,029
Colors:  Green and Gold
Stadium:  McLane Stadium (45,000)
2014 Record:  11-2 (8-1 / t-1st)
Postseason:  Cotton Bowl
#7 Michigan State 42  #4 Baylor 41
All time series: K-State leads 7-5
Last meeting: K-State 27  Baylor 38 (12/7/14)
Last K-State win: Baylor 35 K-State 36 (10/1/11)
Twitter: @BaylorAthletics, @BUFootball
Website: BaylorBears.com



Championships 1 C-USA (2006) 2 C-USA West Division (2006–2007) 2 Big 12 (2013, 2014)

1 C-USA (2006)
2 C-USA West Division (2006–2007)
2 Big 12 (2013, 2014)

Head Coach: Art Briles

  • Overall Record (Yrs): 96-62 (13th)
  • Record at School (Yrs): 62-34 (8th)
  • Record vs. K-State: 4-1
  • Salary: $4.2 million


Over the past year, Art Briles has gone from the gun firin’ boot wearin’ church goin’ Texan to the absolute villain of the Big 12. He can’t seem to stop having scandals at Baylor, and certainly seems to be running a win at all costs, morals be damned program. He wears his Texan pride well, and sometimes talks like the rich Texan from the Simpsons. Last year he was quoted as saying, “I’ll fight a man with three children and a nice house any day over a man that’s living out of a car.” No one knows what it means or why he said it, but it certainly sounds Texan.

Briles played his college ball at Houston, and transferred to finish his degree at Texas Tech. After a 20 year high school coaching career in which he became a legendary high school coach in the state of Texas, he coached running backs at Tech and then took over the head coaching duties at Houston for Dana Dimel.

Briles took over a Baylor program that had been horrible since joining the Big 12 and took them to their first bowl game in 15 years in his 3rd year. Since then they’ve continued to be at or near the top of the conference under Art Briles’s offense, including back to back Big 12 championships.

Bears Offense vs K-State Defense

Passing yds/game Rushing yds/game Total Offense yds/game Scoring points/game Time of Possession
Baylor Offense 347.9 (10th) 338.29 (3rd) 686.1 (1st) 61.1 (1st) 26:02.86 (121st)
KSU Defense 269.7 (111th) 147.43 (47th) 417.1 (84th) 28.9 (78th) 32:10.00 (29th)
 Advantage: Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor kstate1

Freshman QB Jarrett Stidham

Freshman QB Jarrett Stidham

QB Injuries all around

Sean Russell, Baylor’s latest QB statistical anomaly, is out for the season, but does that mean Baylor is done? Not at all. While his replacement, 5 star recruit Jarrett Stidham, only was 1 for 1 when replacing Russell at Iowa State, he’s already thrown 6 TDs this season with a gaudy 24 of 28 for 331 yards in mop up duties. Sure, he’s a true freshman, but he’s ready to play, and if ever there was a plug and play system, that’s what Baylor is working in Waco.


Another reason to not get our hopes up when Baylor’s QB is out? This is a run first team. It always has been under Art Briles. Those aren’t the plays that make the highlights, but they’re the ones that win them the games. They just keep poking at you with Shock Linwood until something opens up over the middle and suddenly you’re down by yet another touchdown. Linwood is currently the 7th leading rusher in college football, and yet no one ever seems to notice him.

Corey Coleman

You can’t put up numbers like Baylor does without creating some stars at wide receiver, either. Keep an eye on #1, Corey Coleman. He’s not just the third best receiver in college football by yards, he’s also rushed the ball 11 times this year in the ridiculous Baylor offense.

Bears Defense vs K-State Offense

Passing yds/game Rushing yds/game Total Defense yds/game Scoring points/game Turnover Margin
Baylor Defense 231.1 (73rd) 151.29 (52nd) 382.4 (56th) 25.1 (59th) +8 (12th)
KSU Offense 157.3 (116th) 157.29 (86th) 314.6 (121st) 27.3 (81st) -2 (85th)
 Advantage: Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor

Senior DE Sean Oakman

Senior DE Sean Oakman

Bennett’s blitzes

Baylor used to be marred with bad defenses and could only try to outscore you. Phil Bennett has changed all of that. The former K-State DC loves to blitz, and he’ll do it 1000 different ways from as many different looks. What they didn’t have in talent, they made up for in a nearly impossible to read defense… until they were able to get the bodies to go along with it.

Oak Man.

There’s no doubt that Sean Oakman is intimidating. In his three years at Baylor, Oakman has made a name for himself. He’s their sack master, and fits right in with their “horrible people play for us” mentality. He was a cast off from Penn State for violating team rules, and naturally found a fit with Baylor, where there are no team rules. Just don’t tell him I said so. I want to live.

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown/High School/Last College
23 Barnes, Justin CB 6-0 160 RS FR SQ Waco, Texas/Midway HS
18 Bennema, Zack QB 6-4 215 FR HS Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley HS
33 Bennett, Tom P/K 6-4 180 FR HS Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS
75 Billings, Andrew DT 6-2 310 JR 2L Waco, Texas/Waco HS
55 Black, Baylor LB 6-1 225 JR SQ Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall HS/Mary-Hardin Baylor
6 Black, Henry CB 6-0 190 FR HS Shreveport, La./Woodlawn HS
72 Blackmar, Blake OL 6-5 340 RS FR SQ Houston, Texas/Clear Lake HS
95 Blackshear, Beau DL 6-4 300 SR 3L Waco, Texas/Midway HS
7 Blake, Jourdan CB 6-0 190 RS FR SQ Princeton, Texas/Princeton HS
48 Blanchard, Travon NB 6-2 205 SO 1L Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark HS
96 Bonds, Byron DT 6-2 290 JR 2L Allen, Texas/Allen HS
34 Bristow, Lee TE 6-3 255 SR 2L Waco, Texas/Midway HS
61 Broxton, Jarell OL 6-5 325 SR 1L Gathersburg, Md./Quince Orchard HS/Lackawanna College
59 Bryson, Jeff LB 5-11 215 SO SQ San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt HS
25 Bucey, Dwyer RB 5-9 200 FR HS Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep
13 Burt, Terrell S 5-10 185 SR 3L Wylie, Texas/Wylie HS
40 Callahan, Chris PK 5-9 200 SO 1L Houston, Texas/Second Baptist School
5 Campbell, Grant LB 6-1 230 SR 1L Bakersfield, Calif./Garces Memorial HS/Bakersfield College
9 Cannon, KD WR 6-0 180 SO 1L Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant HS
42 Carroll, Anthony CB 6-0 185 RS FR SQ Shreveport, La./Byrd HS
28 Chafin, Devin RB 6-0 225 JR 2L Burkburnett, Texas/Burkburnett HS
98 Clemons-Valdez, Trevor TE 6-3 295 SR 3L Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove HS
60 Coffey, Michael OL 6-3 240 FR HS Navasota, Texas/Navasota HS
69 Colbert, Pat OL 6-6 305 SR 3L Kilgore, Texas/Kilgore HS
1 Coleman, Corey WR 5-11 190 JR 2L Richardson, Texas/Pearce HS
71 Daniel, Riley OL 6-6 300 FR HS Ringling, Okla./Ringling HS
19 Davis, Raaquan LB 6-2 225 SO 1L Rockwall, Texas/Heath HS
64 Desouza, Dom OL 6-6 310 JR TR Pacifica, Calif./Terra Nova HS/City College of San Francisco
58 Drango, Spencer OT 6-6 320 SR 3L Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park HS
83 Edmiston, Cole WR 6-1 190 SO SQ Gatesville, Texas/Gatesville HS
20 Edwards, Aiavion LB 6-1 225 JR 2L Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville HS
14 Ehrlich, Kendall LB 6-1 225 JR 2L Pearland, Texas/Pearland HS
39 Evans, Spencer K 6-1 200 SO 1L Arlington, Texas/Martin HS
30 Ezzell, Andrew LB 5-11 195 FR HS Booker, Texas/Canadian HS
85 Feuerbacher, Jordan TE 6-4 255 SO 1L Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood Park HS
54 Fox, Harrison OL 6-2 280 SO HS Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon HS
35 Franklin, Mallory S 5-10 195 SO SQ Everman, Texas/Everman HS
55 Fuller, Kyle OL 6-5 315 JR 2L Wylie, Texas/Wylie HS
36 Galitz, Drew P/K 6-0 195 FR HS Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett HS
98 George, Cody DL 6-1 250 FR HS Lorena, Texas/Lorena HS
16 Hall, Davion WR 6-2 205 SO 1L Texarkana, Texas/Liberty-Eylau HS
52 Hammad, Rami OL 6-4 335 SO SQ Irving, Texas/Irving HS
6 Hasty, JaMycal RB 5-9 195 FR HS Longview, Texas/Longview HS
7 Hawthorne, Lynx WR 6-0 205 JR 2L Refugio, Texas/Refugio HS
41 Hill, Calvin S 6-1 200 RS FR SQ Waco, Texas/Live Oak HS
67 Hilliard, Desmine OG 6-5 345 SR 3L Dallas, Texas/Lincoln HS
11 Houston, Jameson CB 6-0 190 FR HS Austin, Texas/St. Michael’s Academy
4 Howard, Xavien CB 6-2 200 JR 2L Houston, Texas/Wheatley HS
90 Hunt, Tyrone DE 6-4 265 FR HS Arp, Texas/Arp HS
33 Hunter, Iain LB 6-0 210 SO SQ Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch HS
43 Jacobs, Jamie DE 6-4 230 RS FR SQ Waco, Texas/Midway HS
37 Jaynes, Tyler CB 6-2 210 SO SQ Gatesville, Texas/Gatesville HS
5 Jefferson, Johnny RB 5-10 210 SO 1L Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker HS
13 Johnson, Chris QB/WR 6-5 235 SO 1L Bryan, Texas/Bryan HS
25 Johnson, Miles CB 6-0 205 SR SQ Sherman Oaks, Calif./Taft HS/Oregon
44 Johnston, Clay LB 6-3 210 FR HS Abilene, Texas/Wylie HS
32 Jones Jr., Lenoy LB 5-10 220 FR HS Waco, Texas/Midway HS
86 Jones, Marques WR 6-2 180 FR HS McKinney, Texas/McKinney HS
12 Jones, Quan WR 6-5 220 SO 1L Wylie, Texas/East HS
94 Jones, Xavier DE 6-3 220 RS FR SQ Magnolia, Texas/Magnolia West HS
65 Jordan, B.J. DS 5-11 210 SR SQ Sugar Land, Texas/Clements HS
29 Koym, Jarrod S 6-0 205 RS FR SQ Odessa, Texas/Midland Christian HS
66 Kyle, Jacob OL 6-1 255 SO SQ Mart, Texas/Mart HS
50 Landes, Jimmy DS 6-2 250 SR 3L Tyler, Texas/Lee HS
77 Lawrence, Patrick OL 6-6 295 RS FR SQ Waxahachie, Texas/Waxahachie HS
4 Lee, Jay WR 6-3 220 SR 3L Allen, Texas/Allen HS
21 Levels, Patrick NB 5-11 195 JR 2L Dallas, Texas/Roosevelt HS
97 Lewis, Ira DL 6-3 285 RS FR SQ Houston, Texas/Lamar HS
32 Linwood, Shock RB 5-9 200 JR 2L Linden, Texas/Linden-Kildare HS
51 Lutzel, Chris DS 5-10 220 FR HS Huntersville, N.C./Southlake Christian Academy
2 Lynch, Blake WR 6-3 205 FR HS Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer HS
99 Malin, Josh DL 6-6 275 RS FR SQ Cibolo, Texas/Steele HS
46 Matiscik, Ross LB 6-0 235 FR HS McKinney, Texas/McKinney Boyd HS
80 McGowan, LaQuan TE 6-7 410 SR 2L Amarillo, Texas/Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch
82 Moore, Kaleb WR 6-0 205 JR SQ Cypress, Texas/Cy-Fair HS
91 Morris, Andrew DT 6-1 275 RS FR SQ Mesquite, Texas/John Horn HS
73 Muir, Blake OL 6-6 315 SR 1L Sutherland, NSW, Australia/Kirrawee HS/Hawaii
74 Muir, Sean OL 6-3 290 SO SQ Sutherland, NSW, Australia/Kirrawee HS
81 Murphy, Blake WR 5-9 150 SO TR Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro HS/Redlands CC
15 Nance, Brian DE 6-3 245 SO 1L Euless, Texas/Euless Trinity HS/Hargrave Military Academy
31 Nicholson, Tony CB 5-10 190 FR HS Grand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie HS
2 Oakman, Shawn DE 6-9 275 SR 2L Lansdowne, Pa./Penn Wood HS/Penn State
49 Ogor, Eric LB 5-11 205 FR HS Richmond, Texas/Foster HS
84 Okeke, Obim WR 6-0 200 FR HS Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman HS
53 Orcutt, Keith OL 6-4 290 SO SQ Little River, Texas/Academy HS
92 Palmer, Jamal DE 6-3 250 SR 3L McKinney, Texas/Boyd HS
70 Pelzel, Josh OL 6-6 325 RS FR SQ Rockdale, Texas/Rockdale HS
15 Penning, Gus TE 6-6 250 SR 2L Jenison, Michigan/Jenison HS/Grand Rapids CC, Riverside CC
14 Platt, Chris WR 5-11 170 RS FR SQ Willis, Texas/Willis HS
76 Porter, Mo OL 6-6 330 JR TR Missouri City, Texas/Marshall HS / Navarro College
12 Pullom, Alfred S 6-2 195 SO 1L Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods HS
9 Reid, Ryan CB 5-11 190 JR 2L Dallas, Texas/Sherman HS
52 Roberts, Greg DE 6-6 245 RS FR SQ Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches HS
17 Russell, Seth QB 6-3 220 JR 2L Garland, Texas/Garland HS
31 Schrepfer, Wyatt RB 5-10 210 SO TR Trinidad, Colo./Hoehne HS/Colorado School of Mines
26 Sells, Taion S 5-10 185 JR 2L Irving, Texas/MacArthur HS
24 Singleton, Terrence CB 5-11 200 JR 2L Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial HS
56 Smith, K.J. DE 6-2 260 SO 1L Frisco, Texas/Centennial HS
28 Stewart, Orion S 6-2 200 JR 2L Waco, Texas/Midway HS
3 Stidham, Jarrett QB 6-3 210 FR HS Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville HS
11 Stricklin, Pooh WR 6-2 180 FR HS Waco, Texas/Midway HS
88 Tecklenburg, Sam TE 6-4 255 FR HS Plano, Texas/Plano HS
57 Thrift, Tanner OL 6-5 305 SO 1L Hutto, Texas/Hutto HS
22 Tolbert, Jordan CB 5-11 170 FR HS Missouri City, Texas/Ridge Point HS
27 Vaughns, Verkedric CB 5-10 195 RS FR SQ Mesquite, Texas/Poteet HS
18 Waz, Chance S 6-0 185 SO 1L Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson HS
93 Weaverling, Connor DL 6-2 295 FR HS The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands College Park HS
89 White, Trevor WR 5-7 165 RS FR SQ Arlington, Texas/Martin HS
38 Williams, Jordan LB 6-0 215 FR HS Paris, Texas/Paris HS
22 Williams, Terence RB 6-2 215 RS FR SQ Ennis, Texas/Ennis HS
68 Wilson, Ishmael OL 6-4 305 SO 1L Lancaster, Texas/Bishop Dunne HS/Texas A&M
3 Wright, Tion CB 5-10 180 JR 1L Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa HS/Moorpark College
1 Young, Taylor LB 5-10 225 SO 1L DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto HS
8 Zamora, Ishmael WR 6-4 220 RS FR SQ Houston, Texas/Elsik HS
Coaches/Support Staff
Art Briles – Head Coach
Phil Bennett – Defensive Coordinator
Kendal Briles – Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks)
Jeff Lebby – Passing Game Coordinator (Running Backs)/Off. Recruiting Coord.
Randy Clements – Running Game Coordinator (Off. Line)
Cris Dishman – Assistant Coach (Safeties)
Chris Achuff – Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)
Carlton Buckels – Assistant Coach (Cornerbacks)
Jim Gush – Assistant Coach (Linebackers)/Def. Recruiting Coord.
Tate Wallis – Assistant Coach (Receivers)
Colin Shillinglaw – Assistant AD/Operations
Beau Trahan – Assistant AD/High School Relations/Recruiting Coordinator
Casey Horny – Assistant Director of Football Operations/DQC
Dominique Zeigler – Assistant Director of Football Ops/Player Development
Joe Jon Finley – Assistant Director of Football Operations/OQC
Brodney Pool – Assistant Director of Football Operations/STQC
Mike Anthony – Assistant Director of Football Operations/Off. Analyst
Austin Steele – Assistant Director of Football Operations
Kaz Kazadi – Assistant AD/Athletic Performance
Mike Sims – Assistant AD/Athletic Training
Jeff Barlow – Director of Equipment Services
Brett Bufton – Assistant Director of Equipment Services

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