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The 2014 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears were coached by Art Briles. Playing their 116th football season, this was the team's first in the new McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. The Bears were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 11–2, 8–1 in Big 12 play to win a share of the Big 12 title with TCU. They were invited to the Cotton Bowl Classic where they lost to Michigan State.

2014 Baylor Bears football
Baylor Athletics logo.svg
Big 12 co-champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 7
2014 record11–2 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coachArt Briles (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorPhilip Montgomery (7th season)
Defensive coordinatorPhil Bennett (4th season)
Home stadiumMcLane Stadium
(Capacity: 45,140)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 Baylor +   8 1         11 2  
No. 3 TCU +   8 1         12 1  
No. 18 Kansas State   7 2         9 4  
Oklahoma   5 4         8 5  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Texas   5 4         6 7  
Oklahoma State   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   2 7         4 8  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Iowa State   0 9         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Davion Hall
WR
Texarkana, TX Liberty-Eylau HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) NA Feb 2, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 85
Chris Platt
WR
Willis, TX Willis HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 157 lb (71 kg) NA Feb 3, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 81
Devonte Jones
OG
Bellaire, TX Bellaire HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 300 lb (140 kg) NA Apr 20, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 73
Terrence Williams
RB
Ennis, TX Ennis HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.60 Apr 24, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 80
Grant Campbell
MLB
Bakersfiel, CA Bakersfield (JC) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 5.10 Dec 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 73
Tion Wright
CB
Moorpark, CA Moorpark (JC) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.37 Dec 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 74
Chris Sanders
CB
Tucker, GA East Arizona (JC) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) NA Dec 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 78
KD Cannon
WR
Texarkana, TX Liberty-Eylau HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 4.56 Aug 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 19   Rivals: 23  ESPN: 22
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:30 PMSMU*No. 10FS1W 45–045,733
September 66:30 PMNorthwestern State*No. 10
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FSNW 70–645,034
September 127:00 PMat Buffalo*No. 8ESPNW 63–2124,714
September 277:00 PMat Iowa StateNo. 7FOXW 49–2851,776
October 42:30 PMat TexasNo. 7ABCW 28–793,727
October 112:30 PMNo. 9 TCUNo. 5
ABC/ESPN2W 61–5846,803
October 1811:00 AMat West VirginiaNo. 4FS1L 27–4160,758
November 13:00 PMKansas No. 12
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FS1W 60–1447,574
November 811:00 AMat No. 16 OklahomaNo. 10FS1W 48–1485,048
November 226:30 PMOklahoma StateNo. 6
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FOXW 49–2847,179
November 292:30 PMvs. Texas TechNo. 5ABC/ESPN2W 48–4654,179
December 66:45 PMNo. 9 Kansas StateNo. 5
ESPNW 38–2747,934
January 111:30 AMvs. No. 7 Michigan State*No. 5
ESPNL 41–4271,464
Schedule Source:[1]

RosterEdit

2014 Baylor Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Corey Coleman   So
RB 2 Johnny Jefferson   Fr
WR 4 Jay Lee   Jr
WR 5 Antwan Goodley   Sr
QB 6 Andrew Frerking   Jr
WR 7 Lynx Hawthorne   So
WR 8 Ishmael Zamora Fr
WR 9 K. D. Cannon Fr
WR 12 Quan Jones   Fr
QB 13 Chris Johnson   Fr
QB 14 Bryce Petty   Sr
TE 15 Gus Penning   Jr
WR 16 Davion Hall Fr
QB 17 Seth Russell   So
WR 18 Chris Platt Fr
RB 20 Anthony Webb   Jr
RB 22 Terence Williams Fr
WR 23 Clay Fuller Sr
TE 25 Blake Mahon Fr
WR 26 Brandon Brown So
RB 28 Devin Chafin   So
WR 30 Tanner Ritchey Fr
RB 31 Silas Nacita So
RB 32 Shock Linwood   So
RB 33 Iain Hunter Fr
TE 41 Tre'von Armstead   So
WR 42 Levi Norwood   Sr
OL 52 Rami Hammad   Fr
OL 53 Keith Orcutt   Fr
OL 55 Kyle Fuller   So
OL 57 Tanner Thrift   Fr
OL 58 Spencer Drango   Jr
OL 61 Jarrell Broxton Jr
OL 62 Tyler Edwards   Sr
OL 66 Drew Edwards Sr
OL 67 Desmine Hilliard   Jr
OL 68 Ishmael Wilson   Fr
OL 69 Pat Colbert   Jr
OL 70 Josh Peltzel Fr
OL 72 Blake Blackmar Fr
OL 73 Blake Muir   Jr
OL 74 Sean Muir   Fr
OL 75 Troy Baker   Sr
OL 76 Jason Osei   So
OL 77 Patrick Lawrence Fr
OL 80 LaQuan McGowan   Jr
WR 80 Cal Spangler Jr
WR 82 Kaleb Moore   So
WR 83 Cole Edminston   Fr
TE 85 Jordan Feuerbacher Fr
WR 87 Andy Ritter So
WR 89 Trevor White Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Chris Sanders Jr
DE 2 Shawn Oakman   Jr
CB 3 Tion Wright So
DB 4 Xavien Howard   So
LB 5 Grant Campbell Jr
CB 7 Jourdan Blake Fr
CB 9 Ryan Reid   So
LB 11 Taylor Young   Fr
S 12 Alfred Pollum   Fr
S 13 Terrell Burt Jr
DE 15 Brian Nance   Fr
LB 16 Kendall Ehrlich   So
NB 17 Cordell Dorsey Fr
S 18 Chance Waz Fr
LB 19 Raaquan Davis   Fr
LB 20 Aiavion Edwards   So
NB 21 Patrick Levels   So
CB 24 Terrence Singleton   So
CB 25 Miles Johnson Jr
S 26 Taion Sells So
CB 27 Verkedric Vaughns Fr
S 28 Orion Stewart   So
S 29 Jarrod Koym Fr
S 32 Collin Simpson Sr
NB 34 Lee Bristow   Jr
S 35 Mallory Franklin Fr
CB 37 Tyler Jaynes   Fr
NB 38 Collin Brence Sr
S 41 Calvin Hill Fr
DE 43 Jamie Jacobs Fr
LB 44 Bryce Hager   Sr
LB 45 Xavier Phillips   Fr
CB 47 Kevin Mitchell Sr
NB 48 Travon Blanchard   Fr
DE 51 Nelson Ehirim Sr
DE 52 Greg Roberts Fr
LB 55 Baylor Black So
DE 56 K.J. Smith   Fr
DT 75 Andrew Billings So
DT 88 Terell Brooks Sr
DE 90 Javonte Magee So
DT 91 Andrew Morris Fr
DE 92 Jamal Palmer Jr
DT 93 Sleiman Masumbuko   Jr
DE 94 Xavier Jones Fr
DT 95 Beau Blackshear   Jr
DT 96 Byron Bonds So
DT 97 Ira Lewis Fr
DT 98 Trevor Clemons-Valdez   Jr
DE 99 Josh Malin Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 36 Spencer Roth Sr
K 39 Spencer Evans Fr
PK 40 Chris Callahan   Fr
PK 46 Kyle Peterson Sr
LS 50 Jimmy Landes   Jr
LS 65 B.J. Jordan Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Philip MontgomeryOffensive Coordinator
  • Phil BennettDefensive Coordinator
  • Kendal BrilesReceivers / Offensive Recruiting Coordniator
  • Randy Clements – Offensive Line
  • Brian Norwood – Associate Head Coach / Safeties
  • Chris Achuff – Defensive Line
  • Carlton Buckels – Cornerbacks
  • Jim Gush – Linebackers / Defensive Recruiting Coordniator
  • Jeff Lebby – Running Backs
  • Colin Shillinglaw – Assistant A.D. / Football Operations
  • Beau Trahan – Director of Football Operations
  • Jeff Barlow – Director of Equipment Services
  • Brett Bufton – Assistant Director of Equipment Services
  • Casey Horny – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Odell James – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Kaz Kazadi – Assistant A.D. / Athletic Performance
  • Calvin Lowry – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Mike Sims – Assistant A.D. / Athletic Training
  • Austin Steele – Assistant Director of Operations
  • Tate Wallis – Assistant Director of Operations

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 4, 2015

Returning startersEdit

[3]

Depth chartEdit

  • Baylor Updated Depth Chart

Game summariesEdit

SMUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 0 0 0 0 0
#10 Bears 24 7 7 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–36–7 2012 BAY, 59–24

Northwestern StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Demons 0 3 3 0 6
#10 Bears 28 21 7 14 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 BAY, 68–13

@ BuffaloEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Bears 21 14 14 14 63
Bulls 0 0 14 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2013 BAY, 70–13

@ Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Bears 14 21 14 0 49
Cyclones 7 0 14 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–6 2013 BAY, 71–7

@ TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Bears 7 0 7 14 28
Longhorns 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–74–4 2013 BAY, 30–10

#9 TCUEdit

1 234Total
TCU 14 171314 58
• Baylor 10 171024 61

[5]

Overall record Last meeting Result
51–51–7 2013 BAY, 41–38

@ West VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Bears 13 7 7 0 27
Mountaineers 7 17 3 14 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 BAY, 73–42

KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 7 0 7 0 14
#12 Bears 20 19 14 7 60
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4 2013 BAY, 59–14

@ #15 OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Bears 3 21 14 10 48
#15 Sooners 14 0 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–21 2013 BAY, 41–12

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 0 14 28
#6 Bears 21 7 7 14 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–19 2013 OSU, 49–17

vs. Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bears 7 21 17 3 48
Red Raiders 0 17 10 19 46
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–36–1 2013 BAY, 63–34

#9 Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Wildcats 0 14 6 7 27
#5 Bears 14 10 14 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–7 2013 BAY, 35–25

vs. #7 Michigan State–Cotton Bowl ClassicEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Spartans 14 0 7 21 42
#4 Bears 14 10 17 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1968 MSU, 28–10

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 10 10 8 7 7 7 5 4 12 12 10 6 6 5 5 4 7 
Coaches 10 9 7 6 6 6 3 (1) 4 13 12 10 6 6 6 5 5 8 
CFP Not released 13 12 7 7 7 6 5 Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Baylor Bears Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Baylor Releases Post-Spring 2014 Depth Chart". Our Daily Bears. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  3. ^ The classes referenced above are the classes of the individual during the 2014 season, for example Bryce Petty will be a Redshirt Senior in the 2014 season.
  4. ^ a b "Depth Chart". Our Daily Bears. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  5. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2015-Oct-02.