BYU Offense vs Baylor Defense
All signals seem to point to Jaren Hall getting the start this weekend. Barring some late injury issue, Hall will once again try to lead the Cougars over a P5 opponent and he will likely have to use his legs if he hopes to win.
This season, the Baylor defense has been good. They haven’t allowed more than 29 points in any game this season. While they haven’t faced an offensive juggernaut, at the same time BYU hasn’t been a scoring machine themselves, although part of that can be attributed to allowing six to eight minute drives on defense.
Expect BYU to be able to put together some good drives and score on those drives. On the season, Baylor’s defense has allowed opponents to score 16/18 drives including 11 touchdowns. They have also seemed to struggle to stop opponents when they can’t get a negative play through a penalty or tackle for loss. If BYU can move forward on every play, moving down the field shouldn’t be an issue.
The biggest concern is how much Eric Mateos and Jeff Grimes will help the Baylor defense. These guys know the weaknesses of each player on the offense. They know how to expose each offensive lineman and what kind of routes each receiver excels at. Will this make a big difference? We’ll see.