Baylor Bears College Football Betting
A season of misery is about to end for the Baylor Bears. The merciful conclusion comes on Saturday when the Bears host the West Virginia Mountaineers. West Virginia is bowl-bound, while Baylor must evaluate its future after falling far short of future market expectations.
College Football Betting Lines
West Virginia Mountaineers -9.5
Baylor Bears +9.5
Baylor Bears Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, November 25, 2023, the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 will host the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 at McLane Stadium in Waco, TX. Kickoff time is 7 p.m. ET, with television coverage on FS1.
Last game, the West Virginia Mountaineers won 42-21 against the Cincinnati Bearcats as 5-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 52. West Virginia has a record of 7-4 straight up, 7-4 against the spread, and 7-4 over/under the total. West Virginia ranks 34th for total offense, 97th for passing, 5th for rushing and 40th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 87th overall, 103rd against the pass, 62nd against the rush, and 79th for points allowed. Also, West Virginia ranks 66th for fewest turnovers lost and 63rd for takeaways.
Baylor Bears Weekly Recap
Last game, the Baylor Bears lost 42-17 against the TCU Horned Frogs as 13-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 62. Baylor has a record of 3-8 straight up, 2-8-1 against the spread, and 5-6 over/under the total. Baylor ranks 68th for total offense, 35th for passing, 110th for rushing and 102nd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 109th overall, 79th against the pass, 118th against the rush, and 117th for points allowed. Also, Baylor ranks 103rd for fewest turnovers lost and 100th for takeaways.
Josh Hoover threw for 412 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score to lift host TCU to a victory over Baylor on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Hoover completed 24 of 29 passes and connected on 81- and 28-yard scoring strikes to tight end Jared Wiley, who had seven catches for a career-high 178 yards.
Emani Bailey rushed for two touchdowns, and Trey Sanders added another as the Horned Frogs snapped a three-game losing skid and kept alive their bid to become bowl-eligible. TCU will visit Oklahoma on Friday afternoon in the regular-season finale.
Baylor's Blake Shapen tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and rushed for a 2-yard score in the third. Shapen completed 20 of 30 passes for 197 yards for the Bears, who have lost four in a row.
2023 Baylor Bears Football Schedule
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Baylor is in its most successful era in program history. Since 2011 the Bears have finished in the top 13 of the final national rankings six times, including a program-best 5th in 2021.
The Baylor Bears play at a private Baptist institution in Waco, Texas. Once upon a time, the Bears were consistently outclassed by big-money powers such as the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners. Fortunately, big-money donors began to surface over the past decade.
Baylor invested heavily in football and built the spectacular McLane Stadium in 2014. McLane Stadium is on the cutting edge of any football venue, pro or college. This has improved recruiting and Baylor’s overall image with prospective players.
Baylor has won ten conference championships in its history and has a 14-12 record in bowl games. Robert Griffin III is the only Heisman Trophy winner in Baylor history. The Bears boast 18 consensus All-Americans during their existence.
Head coach Grant Teaff was a legend that led Baylor from 1972 through 1992 and ended up in the college football Hall of Fame. Legendary Baylor players include Mike Singletary, Don Trull, and Bryce Petty.
2023 College Football Schedule
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