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Redshirt freshman quarterback Gerry Bohanon has had plenty of opportunities to play in the Bears’ first two games.

Baylor has reeled off 119 points in the first two games, the defense is faster than ever, and special teams are contributing in a big way.

With lopsided wins over SFA and UTSA, the Bears are playing the complete, all around football that coach Matt Rhule wants. He hopes to keep the momentum rolling, but now Baylor has a bye week before returning to action against Rice at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in Houston.

“I always like having a bye week early in the season,” Rhule said. “Guys get a chance to catch their breath and really get locked in. I think it’s a great time for us to look at ourselves and also try to let our guys physically heal up a little bit before we head into the next part of the season.”

Spending the week immersed in an ice tub might be the best advice for the Bears after playing in scorching 100-plus degree heat at McLane Stadium in Saturday’s 63-14 blowout of UTSA.