The Baylor Bears are widely regarded as one of the best offensive teams in the country under head coach Art Briles. A season ago first time starter Bryce Petty took over the reins as quarterback of the most potent offense in the country at Baylor and took it to the next level leading the nation in scoring averaging an absurd 52.4 points per game and throwing for the fifth most yards per game in the country averaging a shade under 350 yards per game on their way to winning the Big XII for the first time in school history.
Petty played so well last season that he actually finished seventh in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in college football. This year Petty will be even better after a full season under center in Briles system and will attempt to become only the second Baylor Bear to win the Heisman, the first being fellow quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2011.
The expected improvement of Petty after an already great 2013 season coupled with an understated defense that was the 36th best scoring in all of college football giving up an average of only 23.5 points in the high scoring Big XII Conference has vaulted the Baylor Bears to the #9 team in the country in early editions of preseason polls.
Due to their recent success Baylor University made the decision to build a new stadium for their team which has caused the average price for Baylor football tickets
to almost triple in price this season. In 2013 Baylor had an average ticket price of just $39 for their games at Floyd Casey Stadium but when they move to McLane Stadium this year tickets will be up 195% to an average price of are averaging $115.
Baylor's quest to repeat as Big XII Champions will begin with the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University for the second time in three years when they meet on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Baylor vs SMU football tickets
are averaging $179 when they opening McLane Stadium.
The very next week the Bears will play in their cheapest game of the entire 2014 season when they host the Northwestern State Demons at McLane Stadium in Waco which is going for less than $60 for tickets with some as low as just $30. Following this game the Baylor Bears head out on the road for a three straight away games over the next month before finally returning home to McLane Stadium on October 11th against TCU. When they play TCU football tickets
will be going for $105 on average.
Additionally, Baylor will end the season playing two of three games at home with the middle game against Texas Tech at the neutral site of AT&T Stadium. Last season Texas Tech football tickets
went for $235.61 on the secondary market with prices looking to be in the same range for this rivalry game. If they can make it through this stretch they will have a very good chance to make the inaugural College Football Playoff for an opportunity at their first NCAA National Championship.