No. 4 Baylor has no plans to let Lamar repeat 34 years ago

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.

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