Bear of a Task

Here's a quick look at how the most potent team in college football stacks up against Iowa State

Baylor in the Art Briles era has become appointment TV. The talent pool is the best in the Big 12: The Bears are just pumping out quarterbacks, running backs, NFL-type wide receivers, everything. They're even playing some defense this season.

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But moreso, it's the particular style of offense, which is finesse (vertical) and power (run) at the same time. We'll get into the nuances of Briles' schemes later on in the week, but for now here's a quick look at how the most potent team in college football stacks up against Iowa State.

Matchup Preview  |  October 19, 2013
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Iowa State Cyclones
(1-4, 1-1 Away)
#12 Baylor Bears
(5-0, 4-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
387.4 (82)Total Offensive Yards713.8 (1)
237.4 (67)Passing Yards414.2 (2)
150 (85)Rushing Yards299.6 (4)
28.8 (73)Points Per Game63.4 (1)
10 (58)Passing TD16 (13)
7 (93)Rushing TD24 (2)
19.8 (85)First Downs29.2 (2)
100 (1)Red Zone Percentage84 (58)
Defensive Stats Comparison
447.6 (102)Total Yards Allowed346 (25)
267.2 (101)Passing Yards Allowed190.8 (20)
180.4 (88)Rushing Yards Allowed155.2 (61)
29.8 (87)Points Per Game18 (18)
9 (92)Sacks16 (22)
2 (115)Interceptions7 (35)
9 (5)Fumble Recoveries4 (55)
82.3 (57)Red Zone Percentage58.8 (3)

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