Baylor football coach Matt Rhule says his offensive line will have its hands full with the Duke defensive front, but they will have some reinforcements working their way back.
"If you're Jake Fruhmorgen you have to get in the game. John Carlo will play some this week and you have to get in the game. Christian Beard has been banged up a bit and is limping around. You just have to get out there and play and put some things on tape to correct them but I expect them to play much better."
Rhule went on to emphasize those three's importance because the Bears allowed five sacks against Duke last season.
The Green and Gold have seen a renewed focus on running the ball this year. The question is will fans see the Baylor offense that dominated the line against ACU, or the one that struggled to move the line of scrimmage against UTSA?
Rhule is convinced that unit will be better week three. As for Duke, they had to leave for Waco early due to Hurricane Florence threatening North Carolina.
The head Bear said that extra time together could be a boon for the Blue Devils.
"Having to come earlier can give you an edge, it can create edge. Football to me is a game of emotion and energy and edge and I expect them to have a lot of it. Now they have 48 hours together in the hotel. Having that time of on Thursday night here our guys will be out and going to study hall and doing different things. They'll be in the hotel getting ready for a football game. So I'm sure on their end that extra time together will be well spent."
Baylor is scheduled to kick off against Duke at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in McLane Stadium.
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