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BYU Vs. Baylor: Live Updates, Analysis, And More From Waco

Oct 16, 2021, 11:35 AM | Updated: 4:18 pm
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BYU football players gather together on the field at McLane Stadium before taking on the Baylor Bears. (Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
(Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

WACO, TexasΒ  – The third meeting all-time featuring BYU vs Baylor kicks off today at McLane Stadium here on the banks of the Brazos River. This matchup is the first meeting between the two schools since 1984.

Baylor is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference dating back to 1996. BYU will be joining the Big 12 beginning in 2023.

Both teams enter the game with 5-1 records. BYU comes into the matchup with a No. 19 ranking in the AP Top 25, No. 20 in the Coaches Poll. The Cougars have won three games this season against Power Five opponents, the Bears are the fourth team the Cougars are facing from a power league.

Baylor in year two under head coach Dave Aranda has exceeded everyone’s expectations by starting the season with five wins through the first six games. The Bears had their lone setback against Oklahoma State three weeks ago.

BYU won the last meeting between the two programs back in 1984. Baylor got the upper hand on BYU in the lone previous meeting in 1983.

This year’s matchup has some intriguing storylines with both coaching staffs having a lot of familiarity with one another. Baylor offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes coached in the same role at BYU the previous three years.

The Bears also have offensive line coach Eric Mateos who was at BYU the previous two seasons along with offensive analyst Matt Mitchell.

KSL Sports is on location here in Waco for BYU vs. Baylor and we will have you covered throughout the day with all the latest from McLane Stadium. Keep checking back here for updates throughout the game.

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BYU vs Baylor Pregame Notes

–Baylor rolled out the red carpet for BYU into their new environment of the Big 12 Conference.

–Baylor Romney warmed up in pregame phase one. He’s available to play today if needed. Romney was out last week due to concussion protocol.

–WR Keanu Hill was the first player onto the field in pregame. He will have a large contingent of family and friends gathered here at the game today. Hill is a Texas native. He prepped at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas.

–Did not see Harris LaChance with the offensive line. He’s still battling an injury.

–FB/TE Masen Wake participated in warmups, he will play in today’s game.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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