Stat of the Day: Baylor averages more first-half points than most teams score in an entire game

There’s a reason why Robert Griffin III was named the Heisman Trophy winner in 2011; why Nick Florence’s 375.2 total yards per game was second only to Johnny Manziel in 2012; and why Bryce Petty is completely steamrolling defenses in 2013.

Baylor’s offense is simply built for sustained success. Yes, spectacular quarterback play over the last three seasons is a huge reason why, but one stat shows us just how dynamic of a team the Bears really are.

According to ESPN’s Sharon Katz, Baylor is averaging a robust 42.1 first-half points. Even in this day and age of spread offenses, pistol formations and air raid attacks, that is a mind-boggling number.

In fact, that number is better than what a whopping 115 FBS-level teams score in an entire game.

That’s what happens what you only need one minute and 19 seconds to score a touchdown. Yes, that is the average length of their first-half scoring drives this year, another sensational number.

The Bears are set to host Oklahoma in a Thursday night, nationally televised showcase. We’ll see if their offense can continue to roll against one of the best scoring defenses in the country.