Baylor sluggish again early before routing Lamar

Baylor wasn't sharp early for the second straight week, as Lamar was even with the Bears, 21-21, with four minutes to go in the second quarter Saturday. Baylor, however, exploded with two touchdowns before halftime, then another on their opening drive of the third quarter to ignite a 66-31 rout. Here's what else happened:

What the win means for Baylor: Not a whole lot. Seth Russell completed 12 of 13 passes in the first quarter, but three first-half turnovers kept Lamar in the game up until just before halftime. Still, Baylor ultimately took care of business. The Bears have next week off, then one more nonconference tuneup with Rice before heading to Arlington, Texas, for their Big 12 opener with Texas Tech.

What the loss means for Lamar: The Cardinals can actually take something out of this performance. They hung with Baylor through the first half, and the defense made some plays. The Cardinals can carry the momentum they gained in Waco over into a big Southland Conference matchup next weekend with FCS power Sam Houston State.

Player of the game: Baylor wideout Corey Coleman is having a monster start to his junior season. Saturday, he hauled in six passes for 182 and four touchdowns. Coleman came into Saturday leading the Big 12 in receiving and he could be leading the nation in it when the dust settles from the weekend.

Unsung hero: Coleman and KD Cannon get all the headlines among the Baylor pass-catchers, but unheralded senior Jay Lee is another reason why Baylor might have the best receiving corps in the country. In the opener last weekend against SMU, Lee had three touchdowns on three catches. Saturday, he had nine receptions for 111 yards.