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Monday, September 9, 2013
Staggering numbers in Bears' fast start

By Brandon Chatmon

For every Big 12 team with an eye on winning a conference title this season, the Baylor offense is going to have to be dealt with at some point.

And it won’t be easy.

Two weeks into the season, the Bears are atop the national rankings in Total QBR (97.9), yards per game (735), yards per play (9.67) and goal-to-go efficiency (100 percent). BU also ranks among the nation’s top 15 in rushing yards at 303.5 (14) and passing yards at 431.5 (4).

The Bears offense has been that dominant during a 69-3 win over Wofford in Week 1 and a 70-13 win over Buffalo in Week 2.

Even more revealing is the Bears’ offensive production when the game was still close. Here’s a look at five revealing stats when the Bears have had the ball during a three-possession game (i.e. opponent within 21 points):