DUKE over Baylor by 14
We figured the Bears to be dormant this season as they adapt to the schemes of new head coach Matt Rhule, who is seeking to inject some badly needed character into the program. But we didn’t anticipate Baylor failing to cover its first two outings by a combined 55 points, in outright losses as a 33.5-point pick in their opener and as 7.5-point chalk to little brother UTSA in their last outing. Baylor stands only 6-16 SUATS when looking ahead to Oklahoma, so it’s not likely that Rhule can pull the upset over the Blue Devils, even though he needs a win today like a vampire needs blood. But need may not carry the day against a Duke team that’s averaging over 50.5 points PPG and has gained over 500 yards in each contest in their 2-0 start – including a 540-191 yardage advantage over popular-pick-to-winthe-Big-10-West-for-some-reason Northwestern. FYI: 2-0 hosts in Game 3 of a season-opening homestand are the last three years. But the 2-TD impost compels us to look away.