Baylor Football: 5 bold predictions for November 2017

STILLWATER, OK - OCTOBER 14: Running back John Lovett
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Baylor football heads into November with at 0-8 record. What does November have in store for the Bears? Here are bold predictions for the month.

It has been quite a season for the Baylor Bears. Things have not gone as expected for the Baylor faithful. Fans knew it was a rebuilding season but they did not expect 0-8. They certainly did not expect to open the season with a loss to an FCS opponent. Couple that will a loss to non-Power Five opponent UTSA, and the season was off to a rocky start.

Baylor then traveled to Duke next and things did not get much better. The Bears struggled to run the ball or stop the run and ended losing by 14 points. Conference play opened with then No. 3 Oklahoma. This game had blowout written all over it. Baylor showed heart and toughness and went toe-to-toe with the Sooners but in the end they fell short losing by eight points to the Sooners.

Following that showing, there was some optimism. Baylor played well against Kansas State and were in position to win game late in fourth quarter but mistakes doomed the Bears. After a bye week, Baylor had to travel to Stillwater and take on dynamic Oklahoma State. Baylor scored first and were playing the Cowboys close in first quarter and then the flood gates open. The Bears were outmatched against Oklahoma State receivers and the Bears were blown out.

West Virginia traveled to Waco to face Baylor, and for three quarters Baylor couldn’t match up with the Mountaineers. But a furious comeback led by Charlie Brewer and Trestan Ebner got Baylor within a two-point conversion of taking game to overtime. Next, Texas came to town and they had their own issues. Baylor’s defense played well for three quarters but ran out of gas and Texas ended up continuing the Baylor losing streak.

Baylor has four games left to build some momentum heading into next year. They are desperate to avoid 0-12 season. Here are five bold predictions for Baylor in November.