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Baylor’s Cannon, Russell guide Bears rout of Northwestern State, 70-6

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Baylor coach Art Briles didn’t contemplate jumping off the Umphrey Bridge after seeing the injury report before Saturday’s game.

But it’s pretty scary when your all-Big 12 quarterback and top four returning receivers from last season are all watching from the sidelines.

The No. 10 Bears’ 70-6 blowout of Northwestern State before 45,034 fans proved at least two things: They’re deep in the right places and the Demons had no match for their overwhelming speed and athleticism.

In the second game at McLane Stadium, the only thing that could stop the Bears was a 22-minute delay of the opening kickoff following lightning flashes. The Bears spent Saturday night watching a thunderbolt named KD Cannon catch touchdown passes from Seth Russell.

Cannon showed why he won the Class 4A 100 meters in a blinding 10.3 seconds last spring. The freshman phenom from Mount Pleasant caught touchdown passes of 50, 81 and 42 yards in the first quarter to tie the school record with three touchdown catches in a game.

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