Baylor football defeated SMU 45-0 in their opening game in its brand new home on the Brazos Sunday evening in front of more than 45,000 fans, students, and spectators.
When I started the trek to McLane Stadium, I was already tired. I’d been handing out Lariat sunglasses for 5 and a half hours to the Baylor Line, all the while standing in the sun and waving at people to come over.
Baylor has always been known for its offense; the Bears have finished in the top three in total offense each of the past three seasons. However in the season opener, Baylor relied on its defense to get the job done.
Baylor leads SMU 31-0 after the first half in the 2014 season opener at McLane Stadium. Before a sold-out crowd, the Bears headed into the locker room with 244 total yards compared to the Mustangs’ 39 yards.
Downtown Waco has never seen a Baylor game day like the one on Sunday.
As thousands of students and members of the Waco community gathered to continue the legacy of the Traditions Rally, the meeting ground at McLane Stadium served as the new, extraordinary backdrop.
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