Charlie Brewer threw for 303 yards and a touchdown, Denzel Mims caught six passes for 102 yards and Baylor held on to beat Rice 21-13 on Saturday night.
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- Briles' coaching return attracts crowd, no drama
- Briles back on field in Texas, won't discuss Baylor
- Ex-Baylor player's conviction again overturned
- Superintendent: Briles well vetted before hiring
Denzel Mims caught three touchdown passes, Grayland Arnold returned a punt 73 yards for a score and Baylor beat UTSA 63-14 on Saturday for its fourth consecutive win.
Charlie Brewer threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns in barely more than a half, Trestan Ebner scored three times and Baylor handed Stephen F. Austin its seventh straight season-opening loss with a 56-17 victory Saturday night.
Art Briles made his return to the sideline as head coach of Mount Vernon High in a game that brought out numerous media outlets and extra security but was otherwise a normal Friday night high school football game.
Art Briles was back at his roots Monday, coaching a high school football team in Texas after a season in Italy and more than three years after the two-time Big 12 champion coach was fired by Baylor in the wake of a sexual assault scandal.
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Former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu again had his sexual assault conviction overturned, this time by the 10th Court of Appeals.
Residents of Mount Vernon (population 2,650) have largely shrugged off the national controversy following the town's hire of the disgraced former Baylor coach to lead its football program. But vocal critics remain.
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Jason McCullough, superintendent of the Mount Vernon Independent School District, defended the decision to hire Art Briles, saying the district "vetted Coach Briles to the best of our ability."
Art Briles was fired in the wake of Baylor's sexual assault scandal in 2016.
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A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that a law firm must turn over thousands of records that lawyers believe will give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students.
A former Baylor equestrian athlete alleged the university took too long to investigate after she was allegedly assaulted by two football players in 2017.
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