After an off-season that seemed like it would never end, the Baylor Bears returned to the field on Friday night and defeated Northwestern State 55-7. Bishop Dunne graduate, junior Ishmael Wilson started his first game and helped the Bears dominate play at the line. The Bears’ offensive line did not allow a sack and paved the way for a rushing attack that averaged 6.4 yards a carry.
Second Baptist graduate Chris Callahan had another big game for Baylor. The junior kicker was perfect on the evening, scoring 13 points that included 7 extra points and field goals of 23 and 33 yards. Callahan holds the school single season scoring record by a kicker and has hit 124 consecutive PATs.
Episcopal High School alum Preston Heard also saw game action, one of 4 quarterbacks to take snaps for the Bears on Friday night. Heard attempted just one pass and carried the ball three times for 18 yards. The walk-on freshman was no stranger to playing at McLane Stadium when he entered with a 55-0 lead. Heard led his Episcopal Knights to a win over Midland Christian last year in a game played in Waco.
Baylor returns to play next Saturday versus SMU with a scheduled kickoff of 2:30 P.M.