Baylor heads into the defining, six-week closing stretch of its season with an undefeated record and a No. 8 ranking in this week’s Associated Press poll. The Bears (6-0, 3-0) are out of bye weeks but coach Jim Grobe said the one the team used last week in preparation for Saturday’s game at Texas (3-4, 1-3) came at a good time.
“It gave us a chance to get ready mentally and physically for what we’re about to run into,” said Grobe, whose team plays its final six games in consecutive weeks against Texas, TCU, No. 16 Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas Tech and No. 10 West Virginia.
Grobe said the tough closing stretch will test the Bears’ undersized defensive front, which also is shy on depth.
“Right now, we’re a pretty healthy football team,” Grobe said. “We are kind of undersized up front, so we need to have guys with fresh legs that fly around to keep things going.”