Friday, September 2, 2011
Kendall Wright is answering the bell
By David Ubben
WACO, Texas -- On Wednesday in the blog, I put Baylor receiver Kendall Wright "On the Spot."
The reason? TCU's secondary, albeit young, is tough. Baylor is missing its second-best receiver, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Josh Gordon, who transferred to Utah after being suspended indefinitely in July following a violation of team rules.
Last year, Wright had just two catches for 10 yards in the 45-10 loss.
If Baylor had any chance to pull the upset, Wright needed to play well. So far, he has.
The senior, who has led the Bears in receiving in all three of his seasons on campus, has five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown through the first quarter. He just hauled in his second touchdown of the night -- a 28-yarder over the middle, to put Baylor up 21-16.
That was the 200th reception of his career.
Earlier, he hauled in a gorgeous deep ball down the right sideline for a 35-yard score.
He also threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams on a trick play.
Baylor needed him.
They're getting him.