- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lamar (1-0) at No. 4 Baylor (1-0), 7:30 p.m. (FSN)

Line: None

Series Record: Baylor leads 2-1

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Baylor plays its home opener against Lamar, an FCS team in only its sixth season since reviving the program. Even though it is only the second week of the season, the playoff-hopeful Bears could use the lopsided victory everyone expects. Baylor, the first team left out of the first College Football Playoff last season, has won 16 consecutive home games. Over the past two years, that includes three games with 70 points, and another with 69 points.

KEY MATCHUP

All-Big 12 defenders Shawn Oakman and Orion Stewart vs. Lamar offense. Big defensive end Oakman and safety Stewart are going to be raring to go after missing the opener because of one-game suspensions for violations of unspecified team rules.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Lamar: Reggie Begelton is the career receiving leader for the Cardinals with 174 catches. The senior had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in a lopsided opening victory over NAIA school Bacone. The senior also has 1,927 yards, which is 172 yards from another school record.

Baylor: Corey Coleman and KD Cannon made the Bears the only FBS team with a pair of returning 1,000-yard receivers. The duo is already off to a good start in 2015, both with 100-yard games and a touchdown against SMU. Coleman had five catches for 178 yards, while Cannon had three catches for 104 yards.

FACTS & FIGURES

The Bears’ 723 total yards in their opener included a school record with 10.48 yards per play. … Like Baylor in the Big 12, Lamar plays a round-robin league schedule in the Southland Conference. The Cardinals’ final 10 regular-season games after the trip to Waco are league games. … Baylor is 6-0 in its inaugural season at McLane Stadium, the riverfront campus stadium they moved into last year.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide