Baylor Is A Legitimate National Championship Contender

By Erik Sargent

The 2013 college football season has been filled with numerous individual stories of players and the personal success they’ve had, but team wise, there is no team hotter in the country right now than the Baylor Bears.

Head coach Art Briles and his Bears are absolutely on fire right now, crushing each and every opponent they have played this season with minimal effort.

Since Briles has been the head coach for Baylor, the offenses of the team have been able to score at crazy rates, but none of them at the level this team is producing. Another thing that has always been missing from a Briles team is good defense, which the team now finally has.

To get a glimpse of just how bad Baylor is beating everyone, you need to look at the numbers. The lowest amount of points the Bears have scored in a game this season is 69 points. The Bears have the top offense in the country, which averages an outrageous 779.5 yards per game. The defense is 17th in the country, giving up only 321.3 yards per game.

Baylor has the second leading rusher in the country in running back Lache Seastrunk, the fifth leading receiver in wideout Antwan Goodley and the sixth overall passer in Bryce Petty.

The Bears are averaging 9.62 yards every single play they run on the season, which is unheard of. These video game like numbers have turned the heads of everyone in the country, and rightfully so.

Looking at what this team is capable of doing week in and week out, there is no doubt they are legitimate national championship contenders. People are quick to point that they haven’t had the most challenging of schedules yet, but if you look at how bad they are beating those teams, it doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t look like there is realistically a team in the country who could stop them on offense, and with the defense picking up the slack this year, it doesn’t look like too many teams can beat them either.

Erik Sargent is a college football writer for Follow him on Twitter @Erik_Sargent, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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