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The Sports Xchange

September 12, 2018 at 9:19 am.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

–QB Charlie Brewer showed why he is Baylor’s quarterback of the future and the present as he posted a 300-yard passing game with three touchdown tosses in leading the Bears to a 37-20 victory over Texas-San Antonio. He’ll likely continue to split time with QB Jalan McClendon, but now Baylor fans can more easily remember that Brewer was pretty good as a freshman last season.

–RB John Lovett led Bears runners with 47 rushing yards at UTSA and also leads the team in rushing yards for the season with 162. He and fellow RB JaMycal Hasty have each scored three touchdowns.

–WR Jalen Hurd hauled in eight catches for 136 yards and a TD in the win over UTSA. He’s turning into a prime weapon for the Bears offense and they’re going to need him again versus Duke on Saturday.

–LB Terrel Bernard, who had an interception in the season-opener, got more playing time and posted a team-leading seven tackles, including a sack against UTSA.

SERIES HISTORY: Duke leads the all-time series with Baylor, 2-0. The Blue Devils defeated the Bears, 12-7, in 1958 and again last season, 34-20, both times in Durham, N.C.

QUOTE TO NOTE: “Most importantly up front on the offensive line, we have to play significantly better against an outstanding Duke defensive line. I know there are going to be lots of story lines in this game, but to me the biggest one is they have an All-American, all-everything defensive end in Victor Dimukeje.” — Baylor coach Matt Rhule on the key matchup this week versus the Blue Devils.

 

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