It sure seemed like they came out of nowhere.

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty and wide receiver Antwan Goodley patiently waited for their time until they were ready to burst onto the college landscape. At this time a year ago both players knew it was finally their time to shine even though few people knew who they were. Petty learned while sitting behind fellow signal-callers Robert Griffin III and Nick Florence, while Goodley watched from the sidelines as big-play pass catchers Terrance Williams and Kendall Wright made names for themselves.

Now, after leading the Bears to their first Big 12 title in 2013, the duo opened spring football as the Big 12’s best quarterback-receiver combination after putting fear in the hearts of defensive backs across the conference.

“We were sitting for a long time,” Goodley said. “We got out there and we had a lot to prove, show what we can do.”

The pair connected 71 times for 1,339 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 18.86 yards per completion, with 71.8 percent of their connections resulting in a first down or touchdown during a breakout junior season for both players.

“We’ve grown up in the system together,” Petty said. “We had to wait and we had to be patient, we grew hungry together and it exploded this year for us.”

What could they possibly do for an encore?