2014 Baylor Bears Season Long Betting Odds Guide

Baylor at SMU Betting Odds, Final Score Prediction & TV Info

2014 Baylor Bears Season Long Betting Odds Guide

Don’t think of the Baylor Bears as one-year wonders. In the past three years, the Bears have a 29-10 record, a Heisman winner (RGIII in 2011) and Big XII Conference title last year.

The oddsmakers have added all of that up and the Bears are listed at +2500 to win the 2014 College Football Championship and +250 to repeat as Big 12 Conference champs.

The Bears will inaugurate a new stadium this season, but the offensive production will be taste of "Classic Coke." Bryce Petty is an elite QB, and he’s surrounded by the conference’s best offense.

College Football Futures Odds For The Baylor Bears

  • Week 1 Odds: SMU vs Baylor -31
  • To Win the 2014/2015 College Football Championship: +2500
  • To Win the Big 12: +250
  • Regular Season Wins: Over/Under 9.

How Will Baylor’s Offense Perform in 2014?

Last year, Baylor scored an average of 52.4 points per game, had at least 675 yards of offense SEVEN times, including five 700 yard games and a game against West Virginia that saw the Bears roll up 872 yards. 

Bryce Petty, quarterbacked the 5th best offense in passing yards (359.1 yards) last year, posting 4340, 33 TDs and just 3 INTs so another season of 50+ points per game, along with 600 yards per game, isn’t an unrealistic expectation for the Bears.

“There’s a lot of similarities quite honestly,” coach Briles said about RGIII, who is a former Baylor QB. “Bryce probably has about as much name recognition nationally as what Robert had going in his senior season, and that’s kind of what it’s all about. Last year it was make a name, this year he’s got to keep his name. Both of those guys are very confident, very well structured for our offense from an intellectual and physical standpoint, and capable of leading us to victory every single time we step on the field.”

Bryce Petty is a valuable bet to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy listed at +800 at Sportbet.com

Returning WR Antwan Goodley led the team with 90 receptions, 1536 yards, and 15 TDs, but Baylor did lose WR Tevin Reese (33 rec, 824 yards, 8 TDs) to the San Diego Chargers; WR Levi Norwood will fill in as the number two WR.

How Will Baylor’s Defense Perform in 2014?

The concern lies on defense. Baylor played defense good enouch last year considering they scored 50+ points per game. They held opponents to an average of 360 yards and 23.5 points. 9 of Baylor’s 13 opponents had fewer than 400 total yards (which is great by Baylor standards). However, only 4 starters return from last year’s defense.

2014 Baylor Bears Schedule

  • Sunday, August 31 vs SMU 7:30 PM ET FOX Sports 1
  • Saturday, September 6 vs Northwestern St 7:30 PM ET
  • Friday, September 12 @ Buffalo 8:00 PM ET ESPN
  • Saturday, September 27 @ Iowa State TBD
  • Saturday, October 4 @ Texas TBD
  • Saturday, October 11 vs TCU TBD
  • Saturday, October 18 @ West Virginia TBD
  • Saturday, November 1 vs Kansas TBD
  • Saturday, November 8 @ Oklahoma TBD
  • Saturday, November 22 vs Oklahoma State TBD
  • Saturday, November 29 vs Texas Tech* TBD
  • Saturday, December 6 vs Kansas State TBD

* Game played at neutral location.

Baylor Final Analysis

Baylor’s offense will continue to plow through opposing defenses. The Bears true test will be on how much they can contain opposing offenses. Also, that all-important game against Oklahoma is in Norman.

2014 Baylor Bears Projected Starters On Offense

 

QB

Bryce Petty-Sr (6-3, 230)

 

RB

Shock Linwood-So (5-9, 200)

 

WR

Corey Coleman-So (5-10, 190)

 

WR

Antwan Goodley-Sr (5-11, 225)

 

WR

Jay Lee-Jr (6-3, 215)

 

WR

Levi Norwood-Sr (6-2, 200)

 

OT

Spencer Drango-Jr (6-6, 305)

 

OG

LaQuan McGowan-Jr (6-7, 385)

 

C

Kyle Fuller-So (6-5, 305)

 

OG

Desmine Hilliard-Jr (6-5, 340)

 

OT

Troy Baker-Sr (6-7, 305)

 

K

Chris Callahan-RFr (5-10, 180)

 

2014 Baylor Bears Projected Starters On Defense

 

DE

Shawn Oakman-Jr (6-9, 280)

 

DT

Beau Blackshear-Jr (6-4, 300)

 

NT

Andrew Billings-So (6-2, 300)

 

DE

Jamal Palmer-Jr (6-3, 240)

 

MLB

Bryce Hager-Sr (6-2, 235)

 

WLB

Aiavion Edwards-So (6-1, 225)

 

CB

Xavien Howard-So (6-2, 200)

 

CB

Terrence Singleton-So (5-11, 195)

 

SS

Terrell Burt-Jr (5-10, 185)

 

FS

Orion Stewart-So (6-2, 200)

 

NB

Collin Brence-Sr (6-0, 210)

 

P

Spencer Roth-Sr (6-5, 220)