The BCS-battling Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks play host to the Baylor Bears (2-0) in Monroe on an ESPN Friday night showcase.
The Warhawks enter the game with a 1-1 record and with national respect after taking two SEC teams to overtime -- winning by three over Arkansas and losing by three to Auburn. Quarterback Kolton Browning leads one of the nation's best passing offenses on the young season, throwing for 329 yards and three touchdowns per game.
Baylor hits the road after two wins over Texas programs SMU and Sam Houston State. The Bears are averaging 53.5 points per game as senior quarterback Nick Florence has the offense averaging a whopping 578.5 yards per game. His main target, fellow senior Terrance Williams, has already posted 269 receiving yards through two games.
Game time/date: Fri., Sept 21, 7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Monroe, La.
Odds: Baylor by 7.5
Matchup History: This is the first game between the two teams.