2014 Baylor Bears football team

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2014 Baylor Bears football
Baylor Athletics logo.svg
Big 12 co-champion
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 7
2014 record 11–2 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coach Art Briles (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery (7th season)
Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett (4th season)
Home stadium McLane 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

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.

Recruiting[edit]

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:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    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:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    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:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    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:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    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:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    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:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    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:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    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:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    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:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:30 PM SMU* No. 10 McLane StadiumWaco, TX FS1 W 45–0   45,733
September 6 6:30 PM Northwestern State* No. 10 McLane Stadium • Waco, TX FSN W 70–6   45,034
September 12 7:00 PM at Buffalo* No. 8 University at Buffalo StadiumAmherst, NY ESPN W 63–21   24,714
September 27 7:00 PM at Iowa State No. 7 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FOX W 49–28   51,776
October 4 2:30 PM at Texas No. 7 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC W 28–7   93,727
October 11 2:30 PM No. 9 TCU No. 5 McLane Stadium • Waco, TX (Rivalry) ABC/ESPN2 W 61–58   46,803
October 18 11:00 AM at West Virginia No. 4 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV FS1 L 27–41   60,758
November 1 3:00 PM Kansasdagger No. 12 McLane Stadium • Waco, TX FS1 W 60–14   47,574
November 8 11:00 AM at No. 16 Oklahoma No. 10 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FS1 W 48–14   85,048
November 22 6:30 PM Oklahoma State No. 6 McLane Stadium • Waco, TX FOX W 49–28   47,179
November 29 2:30 PM vs. Texas Tech No. 5 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX (Texas Shootout) ABC/ESPN2 W 48–46   54,179
December 6 6:45 PM No. 9 Kansas State No. 5 McLane Stadium • Waco, TX ESPN W 38–27   47,934
January 1 11:30 AM vs. No. 7 Michigan State* No. 5 AT&T Stadium • Arlington, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) ESPN L 41–42   71,464
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Roster[edit]

2014 Baylor Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Corey Coleman Redshirt.svg So
RB 2 Johnny Jefferson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 4 Jay Lee Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 5 Antwan Goodley Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 6 Andrew Frerking Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 7 Lynx Hawthorne Redshirt.svg So
WR 8 Ishmael Zamora Fr
WR 9 K. D. Cannon Fr
WR 12 Quan Jones Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 13 Chris Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 14 Bryce Petty Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 15 Gus Penning Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 16 Davion Hall Fr
QB 17 Seth Russell Redshirt.svg So
WR 18 Chris Platt Fr
RB 20 Anthony Webb Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg So
WR 30 Tanner Ritchey Fr
RB 31 Silas Nacita So
RB 32 Shock Linwood Redshirt.svg So
RB 33 Iain Hunter Fr
TE 41 Tre'von Armstead Redshirt.svg So
WR 42 Levi Norwood Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 52 Rami Hammad Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 53 Keith Orcutt Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 55 Kyle Fuller Redshirt.svg So
OL 57 Tanner Thrift Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 58 Spencer Drango Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 61 Jarrell Broxton Jr
OL 62 Tyler Edwards Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 66 Drew Edwards Sr
OL 67 Desmine Hilliard Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 68 Ishmael Wilson Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 69 Pat Colbert Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 70 Josh Peltzel Fr
OL 72 Blake Blackmar Fr
OL 73 Blake Muir Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 74 Sean Muir Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 75 Troy Baker Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 76 Jason Osei Redshirt.svg So
OL 77 Patrick Lawrence Fr
OL 80 LaQuan McGowan Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 80 Cal Spangler Jr
WR 82 Kaleb Moore Redshirt.svg So
WR 83 Cole Edminston Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 3 Tion Wright So
DB 4 Xavien Howard Redshirt.svg So
LB 5 Grant Campbell Jr
CB 7 Jourdan Blake Fr
CB 9 Ryan Reid Redshirt.svg So
LB 11 Taylor Young Redshirt.svg Fr
S 12 Alfred Pollum Redshirt.svg Fr
S 13 Terrell Burt Jr
DE 15 Brian Nance Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 16 Kendall Ehrlich Redshirt.svg So
NB 17 Cordell Dorsey Fr
S 18 Chance Waz Fr
LB 19 Raaquan Davis Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 20 Aiavion Edwards Redshirt.svg So
NB 21 Patrick Levels Redshirt.svg So
CB 24 Terrence Singleton Redshirt.svg So
CB 25 Miles Johnson Jr
S 26 Taion Sells So
CB 27 Verkedric Vaughns Fr
S 28 Orion Stewart Redshirt.svg So
S 29 Jarrod Koym Fr
S 32 Collin Simpson Sr
NB 34 Lee Bristow Redshirt.svg Jr
S 35 Mallory Franklin Fr
CB 37 Tyler Jaynes Redshirt.svg Fr
NB 38 Collin Brence Sr
S 41 Calvin Hill Fr
DE 43 Jamie Jacobs Fr
LB 44 Bryce Hager Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 45 Xavier Phillips Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 47 Kevin Mitchell Sr
NB 48 Travon Blanchard Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 51 Nelson Ehirim Sr
DE 52 Greg Roberts Fr
LB 55 Baylor Black So
DE 56 K.J. Smith Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 94 Xavier Jones Fr
DT 95 Beau Blackshear Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 96 Byron Bonds So
DT 97 Ira Lewis Fr
DT 98 Trevor Clemons-Valdez Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Fr
PK 46 Kyle Peterson Sr
LS 50 Jimmy Landes Redshirt.svg 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 Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 4, 2015

Returning starters[edit]

[3]

Depth chart[edit]

  • Baylor Updated Depth Chart

Game summaries[edit]

SMU[edit]

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 State[edit]

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

@ Buffalo[edit]

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 State[edit]

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

@ Texas[edit]

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 TCU[edit]

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

[5]

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

@ West Virginia[edit]

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

Kansas[edit]

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 Oklahoma[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 Tech[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 Classic[edit]

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

Rankings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.