As Baylor gets set to play another top-five offense, in the Big 12, Welcoming Oklahoma State to McLane Stadium, they are looking for ways to slow down big runs made by opposing teams.
In each of their four losses Baylor has allowed runs of 23-0 against Duke, 31-10 against Oklahoma, 17-0 against Texas and 44-0 against West Virginia. Many of those points in those losses came in a short period of time, where negative plays seemed to snowball.
Head Coach Matt Rhule knows he has a young secondary that now knows how quickly things can get out of hand.
“The end of the half has really hurt us,” Rhule said. “But this secondary– The issues are what they are. Chris Miller was out for the game, Raleigh Texada has stepped up and played really well for us. Christian Morgan, and JT woods, those guys are young guys up there, Kalon Barnes, those guys are young guys out there. If they haven’t had a state of it, now they have.”
now that they have seen it happen first hand, Rhule would like to see his older players step up and say enough is enough, when things start to go poorly.
“We hung in there, hung in there, hung in there, but we never had anyone step up and say, alright, lets go. So now we learn from it, now we come back, we’re going to be in that same position this Saturday and we need some other guys to step up.”
Oklahoma State ranks 3rd in the Big 12 averaging 494.1 yards per game, averaging almost seven yards a play.