Beginning the season on the outside looking in, the Baylor Bears have put themselves on the college football map in a big way. With the most electric offense in college football right now, the Bears have taken the Big 12 by storm and the 4-0 Bears could be a dark-horse team to win the conference this season.
The Kansas State Wildcats are just 2-3 this season and have struggled just one season after running out a Heisman-contending quarterback every week in Collin Klein. There’s no telling whether this team is just struggling or if they are what their record says they are.
Baylor, like I said earlier, are one of the most electric teams in football this season on the offensive side of the ball. Bryce Petty is leading the No. 1 passing attack in the nation with 1,348 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season while completing around 70 percent of his passes. Antwan Goodley has led the receiving attack with an unbelievable 540 yards and five touchdowns in four games. Lache Seastrunk leads the second-best rushing offense in the country with 589 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging over 11 yards per carry. This offense is scary.
Kansas State is led by Jake Waters at quarterback who has had to fill some pretty big shoes at the position and is not doing the best job of that. Passing for 959 yards is not terrible, but his four touchdowns and five interceptions could use some work and he could be seeing his job taken from him by sophomore quarterback Daniel Sams. No matter who the quarterback happens to be, Tyler Lockett keeps catching passes. The junior wide out has 31 catches for 475 yards and a touchdown this season.
Defensively, the Bears were one of the top teams in the nation in terms of point allowed per game before giving up 42 points in week six. They allow just 321 yards and 16.3 points per game. Kansas State ranks 46th in the nation with 368 yards allowed per game while ranking 50th with 24.4 points against per game.
Baylor will travel to Kansas State to take on the Wildcats at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 12. The game will be broadcasted on FOX.
PREDICTION: Baylor 52, Kansas State 28