Bryce Petty and the Baylor bunch are doing their best to put the likes of RG3 and the Bears' past success in the rearview mirror while focusing on the present.
So far, so good.
Baylor (2-0) enters this week as the No. 22 team in the nation (AP and Coaches Polls) following back-to-back blowout wins, the most recent coming on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, in a 70-13 home victory over the Buffalo Bulls (0-2).
"We're 2-0 and that's right where we wanted to be after two weeks," Baylor head coach Art Briles told the official athletic website of the Bears, BaylorBears.com. "I was proud of the way our guys responded after an early drive by Buffalo. I think that's smart to do. Our job as a team was to try to destroy this team early.
"I thought when it was all said and done, they didn't even get on our side of the field for two or three possessions. I thought our guys responded extremely well, executed defensively about as well as we have in awhile. The first quarter our guys got a few shots in there, [Bryce] Hager with that fumble return -- that just kind of put the dagger where it needed to go."
Two games into the 2013 college football season, and also Baylor's final year at Floyd Casey Stadium, Petty and the Bears continue to dominate opponents -- and shatter records -- week-in and week-out.
"We've got a great defense now," Petty, a redshirt junior and Baylor's starting quarterback, said. "Not to say that they weren't before but everybody's kind of clicking on the same page as far as that side of the ball. Special teams is doing great.
"And then you know our offense - that's what we expect to do. That's our goal going in and that's something we strive to do is to put points on the board and make yards. Anytime we come out with 70 points and the yards that we had today, that's a good day for everybody."
Using a balance of passing and rushing while running the offense in a fashion that would make Peyton Manning proud, the Bears' backs and receivers tore up the Bulls secondary with ease en route to a 56-13 halftime lead.
"I thought we were really sharp early," Briles said. "You don't want to pat yourself on the back or anything, but I think our guys are confident, they know what they're doing, and we're playing at a high speed with a lot of highly-effective plays."
Briles' Bears have also racked up numerous records recently, most noticeably in back-to-back record-breaking final scores at Floyd Casey Stadium with 69 and 70 point outings in the opening two weeks of the 2013 campaign.
"I thought we were fast today, at least for a little bit but we've got to see how [Jordan] Najvar is," Briles said. "Najvar's injury could certainly slow us down a little bit because he plays in a variety of sets in a variety of alignments. He allows us to play fast because we are able to use him in a bunch of different ways. If he's okay then I think we'll continue to see that pace."
Baylor's defense played superb once again, holding Buffalo to just 13 points, highlighted by Hager's 91-yard fumble recovery touchdown midway through the second quarter.
"It's a game-changer; it's a momentum-booster; it's everything," senior linebacker Eddie Lackey said of the defensive touchdown. "You get the crowd on your back and everybody's all fired up the rest of the game. When you can score on defense, it changes a lot of things and that just put the game in our favor."
The Bears return to the gridiron on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. CT on Fox Sports 1 as Baylor battles Louisiana-Monroe in the team's final non-conference tuneup for the season.