Baylor passing game is fine, but it's the running game that's dandy

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The Baylor passing attack hasn't skipped a beat with the transfer of power from Bryce Petty to Seth Russell. The Bears rank eighth in the nation in passing offense.

And Baylor's running backs are saying, "That's it?"

The Bears' rushing attack has been unstoppable so far, cranking out at least 300 yards in each game, include clobbering Texas Tech for 368 rushing yards. Baylor ranks No. 2 among FBS teams in rushing yards per game behind only Georgia Southern and ahead of the three teams boasting Heisman Trophy candidates -- LSU, Georgia and Ohio State. Baylor is No. 1 among FBS teams with a 7.61 yards-per-carry average, rushing for 1,507 yards in four games.

For comparison's sake, Texas has 1,693 yards of total offense in five games. The third-ranked Bears' opponent on Saturday, the Kansas Jayhawks, have managed 1,565 total yards in four games. Meanwhile, the Jayhawks' defense as given up more than 1,000 rushing yards.

it's a recipe for one of Baylor's biggest yardage games of Art Briles' tenure at Baylor. And that's saying a lot, considering the Bears are averaging -- averaging -- an otherworldly 745.2 yards a game.

The surprise there isn't necessarily the yardage, but the balance. Baylor has three running backs ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12.

Junior Shock Linwood is well on his way to a second consecutive 1,000-yard season, leading the Big 12 at 146.0 yards a game. Freshman Terence Williams is eighth and Johnny Jefferson is ninth.

Baylor's October schedule toughens slightly, but it's spread offense that has delivered it the monicker Wide Receiver University, has added a whole other major in 2015.

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