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2017 Baylor Bears football team

The 2017 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears played their home games at the McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas and competed in the Big 12 Conference. They were led by first-year head coach Matt Rhule. They finished the season 1–11 (1–8 in-conference) to finish in ninth place in the Big 12.

2017 Baylor Bears football
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ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2017 record1–11 (1–8 Big 12)
Head coachMatt Rhule (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorGlenn Thomas (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJeff Nixon (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorPhil Snow (1st season)
Home stadiumMcLane Stadium
(Capacity: 45,140)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 TCU y   7 2         11 3  
No. 14 Oklahoma State   6 3         10 3  
Texas   5 4         7 6  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Kansas State   5 4         8 5  
Iowa State   5 4         8 5  
Texas Tech   3 6         6 7  
Baylor   1 8         1 11  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
Championship: Oklahoma 41, TCU 17
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 15, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

Baylor signed a total of 27 recruits.

ScheduleEdit

Baylor announced its 2017 football schedule on December 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consists of 6 home, 5 away and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Bears will host Big 12 foes Iowa State, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia, and will travel to Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and TCU. Baylor will play Texas Tech for the seventh season in a row in Arlington, Texas.[1]

The Bears will host two of the three non-conference opponents, Liberty from the Big South Conference and UTSA from Conference USA and travel to Duke from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 p.m.Liberty*FS2L 45–4845,784
September 96:00 p.m.UTSA*
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FSNL 10–1741,923
September 1611:30 a.m.at Duke*ACCRSNL 20–3426,714
September 235:30 p.m.No. 3 Oklahoma
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FS1L 41–4943,573
September 302:30 p.m.at Kansas StateESPN2L 20–3352,293
October 142:30 p.m.at No. 14 Oklahoma StateFS1L 16–5956,790
October 217:00 p.m.No. 23 West Virginia 
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FS2L 36–3845,389
October 2811:00 a.m.Texas
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
ESPNUL 7–3845,656
November 411:00 a.m.at KansasFSNW 38–921,797
November 1111:00 a.m.vs. Texas TechFSNL 24–3834,482
November 181:30 p.m.Iowa State
  • McLane Stadium
  • Waco, TX
FSNL 13–2340,653
November 2411:30 a.m.at No. 10 TCUFS1L 22–4543,015
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[2]

RosterEdit

2017 Baylor Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 6 Trevor White   Jr
RB 7 John Lovett Fr
QB 8 Zach Smith   So
QB 12 Charlie Brewer Fr
QB 12 Anu Solomon   Sr
WR 13 Tony Nicholson   So
WR 14 Chris Platt   Jr
WR 15 Denzel Mims   So
WR 16 Jared Atkinson   So
QB 16 Preston Heard   So
QB 17 Garret McGuire Fr
WR 17 Pooh Stricklin   So
WR 18 Gavin Holmes Fr
QB 18 Zack Bennema   So
WR 19 R.J. Sneed Fr
WR 21 Blake Lynch   So
RB 22 Terence Williams   Jr
RB 23 Obim Okeke   So
TE 24 Ishmail Wainright Sr
RB 25 Trestan Ebner Fr
RB 28 Abram Smith Fr
RB 30 Wyatt Schrepfer   Jr
RB 33 JaMycal Hasty   So
WR 34 Marques Jones   So
RB 35 Dwyer Bucey   So
RB 40 Jonathan Hockman   Sr
RB 44 Dru Dixon Fr
FB 47 Kyle Boyd   So
OL 52 Sam Tecklenburg   So
OL 55 Xavier Newman   Fr
OL 56 Tyrae Simmons   Sr
OL 57 Jason Moore   Fr
OL 58 Ty Smith   Fr
OL 61 Khalil Keith   Fr
OL 62 Dalton Justice   So
OL 63 Daniel Russell   Sr
OL 64 Ryan Miller   Fr
OL 65 Christian Beard   Jr
OL 69 Josh Malin   Jr
OL 71 Jim Threet   So
OL 72 Blake Blackmar   Jr
OL 75 Eleasah Anderson   Fr
OL 76 Mo Porter   Sr
OL 77 Patrick Lawrence   Jr
OL 78 Henry Klinge III   Fr
OL 79 Jake Fruhmorgen   Jr
WR 80 Tyler Jaynes   Sr
WR 81 Blake Murphy   Sr
TE 82 Tyler Henderson   Fr
WR 83 Russell Morrison   Fr
WR 84 Jalen Hurd   Sr
TE 85 Jordan Feuerbacher   Sr
TE 86 Rob Saulin   Fr
TE 87 Jayson Clements   Jr
WR 88 Quan Jones   Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Taylor Young   Sr
S 2 Taion Sells   Sr
S 3 Chris Miller So
CB 4 Grayland Arnold So
DE 5 Brian Nance   Sr
DT 9 Ira Lewis   Jr
CB 11 Jameson Houston   So
S 12 Davion Hall   Sr
CB 13 Raleigh Texada   Fr
LB 15 Eric Ogor   So
S 18 Chance Waz   Sr
CB 19 Niko Harrell   So
S 20 Rajah Preciado   So
CB 22 Jordan Tolbert   So
LB 24 Jalen Pitre Fr
LB 26 Terrel Bernard Fr
S 27 Verkedric Vaughns   Jr
LB 28 Henry Black   So
S 29 Jarrod Koym   Jr
S 30 Tre'von Lewis Fr
CB 31 Harrison Hand Fr
LB 32 Lenoy Jones Jr.   So
DE 33 DJ Artis Fr
CB 35 Ezekiel Brown   Fr
LB 36 Allen Anderson   Fr
CB 37 Timarcus Davis Fr
LB 38 Jordan Williams   So
S 39 John Arthur Fr
DL 40 Deonte Williams   Jr
S 41 Connor Stanton Fr
S 42 Jairon McVea   Fr
DE 43 Jamie Jacobs   Jr
LB 44 Clay Johnston   So
LB 45 Bryson Jackson   Jr
DE 48 BJ Thompson Fr
LB 49 Chad Kelly   Fr
LB 50 Ashton Logan Fr
DE 52 Greg Roberts   Jr
DL 54 Will Jones   Jr
DE 55 James Lockhart   Jr
DE 56 K.J. Smith   Sr
LB 57 Iain Hunter   Sr
LB 58 Michael McNair   Fr
LB 59 Koby Bullard   So
DT 73 Chidi Ogbonnaya   Fr
DT 78 Cody George   So
DE 90 Tyrone Hunt   So
DE 91 Andrew Morris   Jr
DT 92 Micheal Johnson   So
DT 93 James Lynch   Fr
DE 94 Xavier Jones   Sr
DE 96 Cole Maxwell   Fr
DE 98 Justin Harris   Fr
DT 99 Bravvion Roy   So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P/K 36 Drew Galitz   Jr
K 89 Jay Sedwick Fr
K 95 Peter Webster   So
K/P 96 Connor Martin   So
LS 41 Clint Kelly   Jr
LS 46 Ross Matiscik   So
LS 51 Chris Lutzel   So
LS 67 Thor Rodoni   So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Phil SnowDefensive coordinator
  • Jeff NixonCo-offensive coordinator / Running backs
  • Francis Brown – Assistant head coach / defensive backs
  • George DeLeoneOffensive line
  • Joey McGuire – Tight ends
  • Elijah Robinson – Defensive line
  • Mike Siravo – Linebackers / recruiting coordniator
  • Glenn Thomas – Quarterbacks
  • Bob BicknellWide receivers

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

Roster

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Football Schedule Released" (Press release). Baylor University Department of Athletics. December 13, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Baylor Bears Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 14, 2017.