WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor was also a defending conference champion the last time it played Lamar.
Just don't anticipate a repeat of 1981, when Lamar earned what is still one of the biggest upsets in its history. The Cardinals opened that season with a victory over the Southwest Conference champion Bears.
Now the two-time defending Big 12 champion and fourth-ranked Bears (1-0) are playing their home opener Saturday night against Lamar. The FCS team is only in its sixth year since the program's 20-season hiatus.
Baylor coach Art Briles says his team's motivation and job is to go win the game.
Lamar plays a Top 25 team for the third year in a row. The Cardinals played Texas A&M last season and Oklahoma State in 2013, getting outscored 132-6.