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Bears fighting back, Rhule says team needs a step forward

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Posted at 10:55 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:25-04

Baylor football is 1-1 in the Big 12 as they look to return to the win column this week against Kansas State. 

Head Coach Matt Rhule said he was disappointed in his team's fourth quarter against Oklahoma. 

Baylor's defense allowed multiple explosive plays, and while the offense scored late, they have to find a way to protect quarterback Charlie Brewer and make more plays of their own. 

Coach Rhule made no excuses though saying Baylor has to stand up and fight. But, he believes his team has leaders on both sides of the ball living that message. 

"Chris Platt coming off an injury -- he's out there second to last drive catching a long ball -- the last drive catching a long ball. Hurd, he's going to get drafted. He's out there catching a fade route late in the fourth quarter trying to go win the game. So, finding guys that love to compete so much they just want to go play and they're not worried about anything else but playing, that's very important to me," Coach Rhule said. "I thought Charlie was a tremendous example of that. He knew he was taking hits. He knew he was getting beat up but he was also moving the team. He was also throwing for a lot of yards. He was also competing. That's all this game is about is competing. We can coach it, we can talk about it, but at the end of the day finding guys that love to do it is really, really important and I thought we had a lot of them."

Rhule also mentioned defensive end Greg Roberts as someone demonstrating the toughness he's looking for. 

The Bears host Kansas State Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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